Gap Inc. was founded in 1969 by Donald and Doris Fisher in San Francisco, California, with a single store and a handful of employees. Today, we're one of the world's largest specialty retailers with three of the most recognized and respected brands in the apparel industry Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. Gap Inc. has more than 150,000 employees supporting nearly 3,000 stores in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France and Japan.
Gap Inc. is a leading international specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy brand names. Gap brand includes Gap, GapKids, babyGap, GapBody and Gap Outlet.
We have world headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area, product development offices in New York City and distribution operations and offices coordinating sourcing activities around the globe.
Since its founding in 1969, Gap has provided its customers with clothing and accessories that enhance personal style. What began as one brand has grown to include Gap, GapKids, babyGap and GapBody, and customers in the United States can also shop online at gap.com. By providing great style, value and service, Gap has become one of the worlds most recognized brands, with stores in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan and France.
Banana Republic is known for casual luxury, with high-quality apparel for men and women and sophisticated seasonal collections of accessories, shoes, personal care products, intimate apparel and gifts for the home. The brand's timeless style and luxurious fabrications capture a modern interpretation of classic fashion. Its casual attitude expresses comfort and confidence. Customers can expect exceptional service from Banana Republic in its United States and Canada stores, online at BananaRepublic.com and on the phone at (888) BR-STYLE.
Old Navy makes shopping fun again! With great fashion at great prices for adults, kids and babies, Old Navy is famous for the best in denim, graphic tees, cargos, Performance Fleece, plus the Old Navy Item of the Week each and every week, a special item at a special price. Shop for the latest looks at the lowest prices at stores in the United States and Canada, or shop online at oldnavy.com.
2004 Bob Fisher becomes new Chairman of Gap Inc
Gap Inc. issues its first Social Responsibility Report.
2003 Gap Inc. Founder Don Fisher announces decision to step down as Chairman of the Board.
2002 Paul Pressler named CEO of Gap Inc.
Millard Drexler retires after 19 years of service.
2001 Old Navy makes its debut outside the U.S. opens 12 stores in Canada.
BananaRepublic.com launches petite sizes online.
Gap.com awarded four out of five stars by Consumer Reports in the categories of policies, usability and content.
2000 Gap delivers GapMaternity in an online-exclusive debut.
Old Navy launches its Online Store at oldnavy.com.
Gap and Old Navy introduce their private-label credit cards.
1999 Banana Republic goes online at BananaRepublic.com.
1998 GapKids and babyGap launch their Online Stores at gapkids.com and babygap.com.
Banana Republic premiers its first-ever TV commercials and debuts its private label credit card and catalog.
Gap Inc. launches its formal ethics code, the Code of Business Conduct.
1997 Making shopping even easier for U.S. customers, Gap opens its Online Store at gap.com.
Old Navy achieves $1 billion in annual sales in less than four years of operation.
1996 Banana Republic introduces gift and home accessories collections.
Gap's first baby-only store opens in Manhattan.
1995 Millard Drexler is named CEO of Gap Inc.
The first Banana Republic store outside the United States opens in Canada.
First Gap and GapKids stores open in Japan.
Banana Republic introduces personal care.
1994 Gap Inc.'s newest brand Old Navy debuts.
Gap Outlet opens its doors.
GapScents is introduced in Gap stores.
1993 Gap enters France, opening a department in Paris' Galeries Lafayette.
1990 babyGap is born.
1989 Gap's first Canadian store opens in Vancouver, British Columbia.
1988 Gap introduces its award-winning "Individuals of Style" advertising campaign.
1987 Millard Drexler is named president of Gap Inc.
Gap goes international, opening its first store outside the U.S. in London.
1986 GapKids opens its first store.
1983 Millard Drexler is hired as president of the Gap division.
Gap Inc. buys Banana Republic then a two-store safari and travel clothing company with a thriving catalog business.
1977 The Gap Foundation, Gap Inc.'s charitable arm, is established.
1976 Gap goes public, offering 1.2 million shares of stock on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges.
1969 Founders Don and Doris Fisher open the first Gap store in San Francisco, California.