Just. Say. No.
Oh, I don't know. I think the scarves look good, and you *could* make some of the pieces work. I think that these looks are an improvement over other GAP fashions I've seen the past. Of course, we must realize that they are targeting a certain age group - the Urban Outfitters crowd, I should think!Keep up your wonderful work!
OK so the Gap is showing a little more style, and I suppose that's good. But I'd definitely look like a fashion victim if I copied these runway looks. I guess the average person would style it differently if working these garments into a personal wardrobe?I'm dismayed. This looks great for the college crowd, but the Gap used to provide great style for everyone. What's wrong with that?
This is sort of a modern les misérables.
DejaPseu: They do not pass for "business casual" unless one works in the advertising industry round the corner from Abercrombie in London. I have only been to Gap twice. Both times I have found their cotton clothes poor quality, badly tailored and not worth the money or the hype. I must be one of a minority in the western world who has never worn Gap. That said I know that its sales are being cannibalised by Banana Republic and their flagship store is opening in London soon. I may well drag myself to see if some good sturdy white tees can be found.
Shefaly,Maybe not in London, but in many office buildings in LA, these ensembles wouldn't be far off the standard dress. I actually have several items in my closet from Banana Republic. Their t-shirts and basic sweaters are among my most worn items. They went a bit overboard on the "babydoll" trend for a lot of their other garments, and their pants aren't cut right for me, but for t-shirts and accessories, they hit the mark.
Ah, I see. You are warmer than us by many degrees so of course, your business casual needs to be lighter than ours. :-)Re Banana, I think I will check it out since your experience sounds positive. I find most off the peg clothes so long and for t-shirts, alteration sounds an odd choice. I don't know if I mentioned the dress maker. She was great. She spent 10 hours in my house and took away a lot to repair. Repair is actually the wrong word; she deconstructed and reconstructed them all. I am a classics-type person so clothes from 10-12 years ago have been restored to modern looks and I am only giving 3 jackets - irredeemable in terms of disproportionate effort - to Oxfam. She is very good at her work and now that she knows my preferences and the 'gaps' in the wardrobe, she will now take me shopping for 1/2 day and then I am all set. I am very happy to recommend her :-)
Blimey, I'm not sure whose clothing dollar they're courting there . . . certainly not mine. I haven't been able to wear any of their clothes in years. The cut just doesn't work on me.
Banana Republic - GAP - Old Navy. The drop in quality from one brand to the next is ridiculously precipitous, although I suppose the drop in price is relatively concurrent.I'd say if you're 16 you could do a lot worse than dress entirely from the GAP. But expecting to walk into the store and walk out with a complete outfit you like is probably begging.
I can recall that Gap said they were no longer targeting young people, so these images are surprising. Or perhaps they are referring to the "European collection" I've seen on the Web site.I am still angry that GPS killed off Forth & Towne. I have came back to Banana Republic, however, but I can't wear any of their bottoms.
SoCal,I'm still wearing the F&T jackets I bought 18 months ago, and they're still in style. And I'm still pissed that Gap deep-sixed the brand.I agree with you about BR's bottoms, but I've had a modicum of luck recently with the "Contour Jackson" trousers. They don't fit quite as atrociously as the Martins.
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