Gap Goes Paperless at Checkout Counter

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a wallet or drawer full of old receipts–a reminder of way too many shopping trips and impulse buys.

Starting this summer, the family of Gap, Inc. stores–Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy–is helping erase that paper trail (and the physical evidence of over-shopping!)

Their e-receipts program gets a thumbs up from me.

Plus, it saves trees!

Learn more here.

 

Banana Republic’s Labor Day Salary Giveaway

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Even if you can’t possibly imagine yourself shopping at Banana Republic, I’ve got a hunch that what you’re about to read may change your mind.

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American Stores to Debut in Milan

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As 2010 closes, Gap and Banana Republic will open stores in Milan.

The flagship stores will be located next to each other in Milan’s leading shopping area on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele.

According to Gap, Inc., additional stores will be opened in other Italian cities, including Rome, in 2011.

There are about 3,100 Gap Inc. stores across the world, with more than 170 Gap brand stores in Europe.

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Gap, Banana Republic to Open in Israel

At a time of great difficulty in the world economy, Gap, Inc. has placed faith in Israel.

Today, the company announced its plans to open Gap and Banana Republic stores to that country.

The first Gap store in Israel will open this fall, while the first Banana Republic is expected to open in spring 2010.

Already, Gap franchise stores are open in Bahrain, Greece, Indonesia, Korea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Malaysia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Singapore, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

Banana Republic franchise stores have opened in Bahrain, Indonesia, South Korea, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

Pretty impressive in such difficult times, Gap.