Imagine a place where you can find all of your wardrobe “must-have’s” at prices you can’t believe. Everything from your favorite T-shirts and jeans to your seasonal fashion faves. A place where every family member is invited. Where everything has great style and quality and the shopping experience is actually fun, not a chore. That place is Old Navy, making current American fashion essentials accessible for every family. As one of the largest apparel brands in the world, we offer customers fabulous fashion online as well in our 1,000+ stores around the world.
Founded : 1994
Headquarters San Francisco, California, United States
Old Navy represented the driving force behind The Gap during the late 1990s. More than 100 stores were opened each year in 1998 and 1999, giving the company a total of 513 stores by the decade’s end. The company intended to continue expanding at more than 100 units a year for the next several years, a pace mandated by the chain’s new president. Jenny Ming was appointed Old Navy’s president in April 1999, but she was no newcomer to the company. Ming was there from the start, one of the dozen executives Drexler gathered around the boardroom table to assess the viability of the chain. It was Ming who made the calls to overseas garment factories to determine whether a less expensive line of clothing could be made. A native of a Portuguese colony near Hong Kong named Macao, Ming moved to San Francisco at age nine. After earning a degree from San Jose State University, Ming was working as a buyer in linens and junior wear at Mervyn’s when Drexler recruited her in 1986.