It was the summer of 1969: Man took his first walk on the moon. Nearly 450,000 people gathered in upstate New York to witness the historic Woodstock concert. And Doris and Don Fisher opened the first Gap store in San Francisco, California with the goal of creating a store experience that was easy for the customer and offered a wide selection of fits and styles.
Since 1969, customers have looked to Gap for updated, casual clothing and accessories that help them express their own personal sense of style. Today, Gap continues to be the best destination for wardrobe essentials such as T-shirts, hoodies, great-fitting pants and denim. What began as one brand has grown to include Gap, GapKids and babyGap.
Gap has become a cultural icon by offering clothing and accessories rooted in cool, confident and casual style to customers around the world.
Supermodels wearing Gap white denim jeans and matching woven shirts grace the cover of Vogue magazine's 100th anniversary issue.
Having discontinued selling Levi's products in 1991, Gap's first year of selling solely Gap label merchandise was in 1992.
Gap opens in Australia. The first store opens in Melbourne and is followed with another store in Sydney.
Gap arrives in Italy with a flagship store opening in Milan!