Gap Inc has launched its first Gap flagship store in Italy – one of the top five apparel markets in the world. Located on Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Milan’s premier shopping district, spanning three floors and 25,500 sq.ft, the new store will showcase Gap’s full apparel collections including Gap, GapKids, BabyGap, GapBody, GapMaternity.
Gap Inc also plans to open an adjacent flagship store of Banana Republic, one of the brands of Gap Inc, in the near future. Known for its affordable luxury and modern versatile style, the 17,500 sq.ft space will house the brand’s women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections, including The Heritage Collection and limited edition Monogram collection.
“We are thrilled to take an important step in our global expansion and introduce both brands in Milan, a city that’s at the heart of fashion,” said Stephen Sunnucks, president, Gap Inc Europe and Strategic Alliances. “I’m confident that Gap’s cool, modern American design and Banana Republic’s affordable luxury designs will be well received by our Italian customers.”
Gap Inc is focused on executing its global growth strategy – which includes franchise, online and company-owned expansions – and continues to enter new markets around the world.
– IndiaRetailing Bureau