With government stimulus checks mostly spent, July was a gloomy month for retailers. WWD took a toll of the national chains that either fell short of expectations or took a hit last month–or both–compared to July 2007.
Sales were up 3 percent year-over-year at Wal-Mart, falling short of the 3.4 percent boost Read More
Most designers these days moonlight for a mass retail chain at one point or another: Roberto Cavalli and Marimekko for H&M, Vera Wang for Kohl’s, Alexander Wang for Uniqlo, and seemingly everyone else for Target. But the Gap, in the interest of novelty or crowd control, employs haute designers only to rethink its basic white Read More
For roughly the past 10 years, I’ve avoided the Gap. I don’t like khaki, the color or the word. Nor do I care for the classic young America look (pressed white shirts, slim jeans) the store seems to trot out each year as if it’s new.
This wasn’t always the case. At different crucial Read More
40-year-old designer Patrick Robinson, who is most recently famous for having been the latest high-end designer to sell a budget line of his wares at Target, has been snatched away by the Gap.
He leaves his full time gig at Paco Rabanne, where he was artistic director, to oversee design for Gap’s women’s and men’s Read More