• From classic to disposable: Gap UK closures reveal muddied identity

    24 days ago - By The Guardian

    Time will tell if alliance with Kanye West and plans for online-only presence will pay off The news that Gap is to close all 81 of its stores in the UK and Ireland will hardly come as a surprise to those in the fashion industry. Once a favourite of insiders looking for classic minimal pieces without the price tags of catwalk labels, its position has faded in recent years, replaced by brands including Arket, Weekday and Uniqlo. Founded in 1969 in San Francisco, Gap came to the UK in 1987 and has long been known for American classics such as khakis, jeans and white T-shirts. After various...
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  • Gap To Close All 81 Stores Across the UK and Ireland

    Gap To Close All 81 Stores Across the UK and Ireland

    24 days ago - By Hypebeast

    U.S retailer Gap will close all 81 of its store locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, shifting to a fully digital format in response to new shopping habits accelerated by the pandemic. The American apparel company, which also owns Old Navy and Banana Republic , announced that it will shut down all of its stores "in a phased manner" between the end of August and the end of September, according to CNN. The closures, which will also affect all company-operated stores, include 19 locations that were previously scheduled to halt operations when their leases expire in July. The retailer...
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