Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in 1969 with a simple idea — to make it easier to find a pair of jeans and a commitment to do more. Over the last 46 years, the company has grown from a single store to a global fashion business with five brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and Intermix. Gap’s clothes are available in 90 countries worldwide through 3,300 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites and is still growing.
Founded : 1969
Headquarters San Francisco, California, United States
Things We’d Never Have Without The Gap
Gap has always been there, a reliable stop in every mall and every town where you’re sure to find something cute and easy and decently made. It won’t be something snatched from the runway and it might not be an eye-catcher, but that plain tank top and those not-too-skinny jeans will be totally current, affordable and flattering, and if they don’t have your size, the salespeople will call one of the other 10 Gaps in the vicinity and find it in a flash.
Gap wasn’t the first company to make jeans in rainbow hues, but they were certainly the ones who told kids of the ’80s it was okay to wear them. I happen to have been the proud owner of a pair of pink jeans. Pastel-colored Love’s Baby Soft-pink jeans. They were hideous! But they were cool.
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