1969 Doris and Don Fisheropen first Gap store inSan Francisco. 1970 Sales reach $2million; second store opensin San Jose, Calif. 1976 Gap goes public,selling 1.2 million shares. 1977 Gap Foundation formed. 1983 Gap acquiresBanana Republic. 1987 Sales reach $1 billion. 1994 First Old Navy store. 1995 Millard “Mickey” Drexler promoted to president and ceo. 1997 Gap launches gap.com. 2002 Paul Pressler succeeds Drexler as president and ceo. 2006 Company launches itsfirst online-only brand, Piperlime. 2007 Glenn Murphy joins Gapas chairman and ceo. 2008 Gap acquires Athleta. 2009 Marking its 40th year, Gap launches 1969 Premium Jeans.
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EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)