Gap Launches Limited-Edition ’90’s Archive Re-Issue Collection with ‘Generation Gap’ Film

Gap Pays Homage To The Past And Celebrates Emerging Talent With Rumer Willis, Coco Gordon, Evan Ross, Chelsea Tyler, Lizzy Jagger, TJ Mizell and Naomi Campbell

Gap announces the launch of a limited-edition collection – the ’90’s Archive Re-Issue – for men and women featuring iconic styles from the ’90’s including the Bodysuit, Reverse Fit and Easy Fit Denim, Pleated Khakis and the timeless Pocket Tee, available online and in select stores globally starting February 7.

The design team came up with the idea for the collection after multiple visits to gapGap’s on-site archives studio in New York where the company houses key fashions from all of the brands spanning the course of the company’s 46-year history. After pouring through racks and racks of some of the brand’s most beloved styles, the team realized that so many key ’90’s fashions are not only relevant today, but many of these timeless pieces are so uniquely Gap.

To launch the collection, Gap collaborated with director Kevin Calero to create Generation Gap,’ a film that is the ultimate contemporary homage to the iconic Gap ads of the ’90’s with references to “Mellow Yellow,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Just Can’t Get Enough” and updated with a modern twist. ‘Generation Gap‘ features a roll call of emerging talent cast from the offspring of stars of the iconic Gap ’90s ads with a special cameo from the timeless icon and Gap alumni Naomi Campbell wearing the iconic pocket tee that she modeled in 1992 for her Steven Meisel shoot. Set to an a capella version of the 1992 Billboard music #1 hit ‘All 4 Love‘ by Color me Badd, ‘Generation Gap‘ is a nod to the past and a celebration of the next generation as they reimagine the iconic Gap looks in their own unique style.

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Gap Launches Limited-Edition ’90’s Archive Re-Issue Collection with ‘Generation Gap’ Film

This reissue is a true homage to some of their customers’ favorite ’90s trends. In fact, the design team was so committed to the authenticity of the project, that the pieces will feature the exact same tags, trims, hardware and denim washes that some may still have in their drawers.

We were determined to replicate the same color and washes of the original denim pieces from the ’90s using our current fabrics, some innovative wash techniques, and a sustainable process. We sent our manufacturing partners photos, swatches, and multiple samples to make sure we got everything exactly right,” said Natalie Nelson, Wash Manager of Gap’s denim design. Continue reading

Shop Macy’s for Big Discounts On Black Friday and Throughout Cyber Week

Find Hundreds Of Black Friday Specials Starting At 5 P.M. Thanksgiving Evening And Online All Day At Macys.Com

Then, Cyber Week Offers Five Days Of Savings To Customers Shopping Macys.Com Beginning With A Preview On Sunday, Nov. 27

Plus, For The First Time, Macy’s Customers Who Want A Head Start Can Shop Select Specials A Week Early At The Black Friday Doorbusters Preview Sale Starting Thursday, Nov. 17

Today, Macy’s announced its full list of Black Friday specials that will be available starting at 5 p.m. at most stores on Thanksgiving and online all day on macys.com. With big savings in apparel and accessories, fine jewelry, cosmetics, housewares, furniture, and more, there is something for everyone to get excited about this season. In addition, Macy’s is extending savings for Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping event of the year – beginning with a preview on Sunday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 1, for a week of cyber specials.macyslogo

We know our customers enjoy getting a head start in finding the perfect gift and they consider Black Friday one of the most important shopping times of the year,” said Tim Baxter, Macy’s chief merchandising officer. “In addition to all the great Black Friday discounts in store and online, this year we’ll offer even more opportunities to save through Cyber Week – with five full days of online specials, so they will have the freedom to shop all week long at their leisure, scoring big on hundreds of deals.”

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boots for her from style & co. and american rag, $19.99

This year, for the first time ever, customers can also shop select Black Friday picks a week early at the Black Friday doorbusters preview sale beginning Thursday, Nov. 17 from 5 p.m. to close, through Saturday, Nov. 19, from store opening until 2 p.m., and all day on macys.com. Early birds looking for a jump start on incredible savings will find select sales previewed earlier than ever, including 50 percent off cold weather accessories, $15.99 Kids’ puffer coats, 60 percent off Charter Club Damask bedding, and $19.99 for select handbags.

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Shop Macy’s and macys.com for amazing doorbuster deals including $39.99 Charter Club cashmere (Photo: Business Wire)

Below is a sneak peek of Macy’s Black Friday doorbuster deals and top Cyber Week specials. While supplies last, Black Friday items are available from 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 to 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25; Friday, Nov. 25 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cyber Week specials begin Sunday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. and run through Thursday, Dec 1. Continue reading

Three, Two, One…Holiday! Amazon.com Launches Black Friday Deals Store and Curated Holiday Gift Guides

This Holiday Season, Customers Can Enjoy More Deals Than Ever Before On Everything From Hd Tvs To Stylish Kitchen Staples To Some Of The Most Popular Toys Of The Year

To Help Customers Find The Perfect Gift For Everyone On Their Shopping List, Amazon Offers Curated Holiday Gift Guides For Electronics, Home, Handmade, And Other Categories

Alexa, What Are Your Deals? New This Year, Prime Members Can Use Alexa Voice Shopping To Shop For Almost Anything, Including Exclusive Deals For Customers With An Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire Tv, Or Fire Tablet

Amazon.com has announced the launch of its Black Friday Deals Store and more than a dozen curated holiday gift guides, officially marking the start of the holiday countdown. Customers can enjoy tens of thousands of deals this holiday season on Amazon.com, with new deals as often as every five minutes on everything from HD TVs to stylish kitchen staples to some of the most popular toys of the year. In addition, Amazon offers curated holiday gift guides to help take the guesswork out of shopping for loved ones and make it easier for customers to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list.logo_white_

Customers love discovering the best deals on the most sought-after products, and our Black Friday Deals Store and curated Holiday Gift Guides offer them a place to do just that – plus enjoy the most convenient shopping experience with tons of super-fast shipping options,” said Doug Herrington, Senior Vice President of North American Retail at Amazon. “This holiday season, we’re offering more deals than ever before and – for the first time ever – giving Prime members an opportunity to use Alexa voice shopping for purchasing their holiday gifts hands-free. They can make purchases simply by asking Alexa-enabled devices, like the new Echo Dot, while relaxing at home with family and friends.

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Available at www.amazon.com/blackfriday, the Black Friday Deals Store is the leading deals destination for customers with tens of thousands of deals, and new deals as often as every five minutes, now through December 22. Customers can enjoy more deals than ever before this holiday season, including low prices on top gifts such as electronics, toys, clothing, jewelry, kitchen items, and more. In fact, Amazon is offering up to 20 compelling Deals of the Day in a single day. Some examples of the great deals Amazon customers can take advantage of this holiday season include: $20 off the Kindle Paperwhite, savings on an LG 55” 1080p Curved Smart OLED TV, and up to 40% off select Magformers toys.

Electronics Gift Guide

Available at www.amazon.com/electronicsgiftguide, the 2016 Amazon Electronics Gift Guide features more than 500 of this year’s hottest technology products all in one convenient location. Enthusiasts can explore new releases such as 360-degree cameras and buzz-worthy gifts like virtual reality headsets and 3D printers. The Electronics Gift Guide also features innovations from up-and-coming startups in the Amazon Launchpad program. Customers can browse more than 10 categories, including smart home, home entertainment, music, wearables, photography, gaming, gadgets and gizmos, and more. The Electronics Gift Guide also includes expert reviews and product demonstration videos to help customers find the perfect gift. And shoppers looking for budget-friendly gift ideas can find top gifts under $100.

Home Gift Guide

Available at www.amazon.com/homegiftguide, the 2016 Amazon Home Gift Guide is a curated list of more than a thousand of this season’s must-have products for the home. Filled with gift ideas for indoors and outdoors, customers can easily discover presents for everyone on their list, including cooks, bakers, home decorators, arts and crafters, smart home tech lovers, pets, backyard enthusiasts, kids and more, curated by experts in the industry such as Smitten Kitchen and Design*Sponge. Holiday decorators and party planners will find everything they need to set a festive scene at home. Customers can also shop the latest trends in the Home Gift Guide, including copper appliances, rose gold cutlery, and handmade ceramics, as well as browse products that are new this holiday season, including the KitchenAid Mini, NEST Fragrances Classic Candle (Hearth), Petcube Play Wi-Fi Pet Camera, and Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum.

Handmade at Amazon Holiday Gift Guide

Available at www.amazon.com/handmade, the Handmade at Amazon Holiday Gift Guide offers customers curated lists of genuinely handcrafted items sold directly by artisans. Featuring products for her, for him, and for kids, as well as handcrafted stocking stuffers for friends and family, the Gift Guide makes finding the perfect holiday present easier than ever. Heading into this holiday season, Amazon customers visiting the Handmade at Amazon store will see hundreds of thousands more handcrafted items, thousands of which are eligible for Free Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime. For shoppers looking for a personal touch, over half of the items listed on Handmade have options for customer personalization. With handcrafted items in categories from toys and games, to home décor, handbags and accessories and kitchen and dining, Handmade at Amazon is a one-stop-shop for artisan-crafted gifts this holiday season. Continue reading

Gap Launches Its Fifth Limited-Edition Collection With GQ Featuring The All-Stars Of The Best New Menswear Designers In America Program

Michael Bastian, Saturdays NYC, John Elliott, and Steven Alan Create Limited-Edition Menswear Collection, Available at Select Gap Stores and Gap.com

Gap is pleased to release the new exclusive menswear collection of GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers in America. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the program and its fifth year of partnering with Gap, this year’s collection features the best-of-the-best All-Stars who have gone on to build successful careers with their distinct take on American menswear.

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Gap is thrilled to celebrate this milestone and bring to life the visions of these talented designers,” said Wendi Goldman, executive vice president and chief product officer for Gap. “They are true All-Stars who have played an important role in shaping contemporary American style and we couldn’t be prouder to offer their signature takes on menswear with this new collection.”

We wanted to make the 10th anniversary of this program feel like its own declaration, a snapshot of the state of American fashion,” said GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson. “We also wanted to make the clothes instantly wearable, easily attainable, and flat-out covetable. With these four exciting designers, and with Gap’s exceptional partnership, I think we hit the sweet spot.”

The collection includes tailored trousers and denim, overcoats, leather jackets, classic tees and sweatshirts, sweatpants, and a variety of button down shirts along with accessories — including hats, bags, and socks; and is available starting September 27th, at select Gap stores in more than seven countries, including the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and throughout Europe. It will also be available online at www.gap.com with prices ranging from $18 to $595.

The four designers below, along with the pieces from their limited-edition Gap capsule collections, will be featured in a special advertising insert in the October 2016 issue of GQ magazine.

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  • Michael Bastian (New York, established 2006, GQ Class of ’07, ’11)–The beauty of Bastian’s clothes is that they can be remixed a hundred different ways. “It’s a great challenge,” Bastian tells GQ of creating his capsule collection. “It’s the difference between a novel and a good short story. They’re equally powerful.” But as the only designer to ever be given repeat recognition in the program (he participated in both 2007 and 2011), he was top of the list for this year’s All-Star roster.

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  • Steven Alan (New York, established 1994, GQ Class of ’08)–Most designers build their collections and work their way up to opening a storefront. Steven Alan did it backward. The clothes he did make (shirts, mostly) were basically private-label pieces to fill his own shelves. He opened a showroom in 1997 and gradually diversified: a striped tie here, a polo there, until he was a capital-F fashion designer. Today he’s a one stop shop with everything from shirts and shoes to sunglasses and watches, all stocked next to those under-the-radar brands he’s found through his travels. That collection-curation combo is a move many major menswear retailers have since borrowed–but nobody ever nails it quite as well as Steven Alan.

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  • Saturdays NYC (New York, established 2009, GQ Class of ’12)–Founded by Morgan Collett, Colin Tunstall, and Josh Rosen, Saturdays showed up out of nowhere, a magpie line that fathered all the style touch points of the moment: the surf-culture explosion, the shrunk-in-the-wash fit, and the crisp graphic designers aimed at city kids partying on the tiki-torched decks in Montauk and Malibu. What Saturdays does best, is make the brand feel like a way of life. From publishing their own in-house magazine to developing a coffee blend, their shops (now in New York, Japan, and Australia) feel like your most stylish buddy’s weekend home.

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  • John Elliott (Los Angeles, established 2012, GQ Class of ’14)–When Elliott first participated in the program just two years ago, he was working out of an apartment with three other guys, and the quartet has since revolutionized menswear with their side zip hoodies and tapered sweatpants. “One of the most incredible experiences of my life was going to the Gap near where I live in L.A. to look at my first GQ collection, and they didn’t have anything left,” reflects Elliott. He has since ascended to street wear-demigod status with his signature layered look, creating a style movement that is still gathering steam.

GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers in America project, which was established in 2007, works to advance and bring attention to emerging American menswear designers. The recognized designers were selected by GQ’s editor-in-chief, Jim Nelson, creative director Jim Moore, and the magazine’s fashion editors, and took part in a mentoring program led by GQ and Gap

GQ is the leading men’s general-interest magazine, with a monthly readership of 7 million readers. It is available in print, online at GQ.com, and as an app at http://www.iTunes.com/. The magazine is published by Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications

Lee® Jeans Celebrates Life In Motion Through Brand Refresh

The Iconic American Denim Brand Launches Innovative Fall Line and Movement-Inspired Brand Campaign

Lee® Jeans has announced the launch of its new brand direction, unveiling its innovative fall collection and movement-inspired brand campaign, “Move Your Lee.” Drawing on more than 125 years of purposeful craftsmanship and innovation, the national rebranding campaign brings to life founder H.D. Lee‘s mission to help can-do people do more by inspiring life in motion for people today.

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We’re putting a stake in the ground to reclaim Lee’s status as an iconic brand, with a renewed emphasis on design and innovation through our ‘Move Your Lee‘ rebranding,‘” said Kim Yates, Vice President of Marketing at Lee Jeans. “Many Americans remember Lee from the 90’s, but that’s not who we are anymore. We have to live up to Lee’s rich heritage and ensure that our brand is as relevant as our products are.

Key women’s styles include the Dream Jean and Essential Chino. Designed to look like a skinny jean outside and feel like a yoga pant inside, the patent-pending Dream Jean wraps you in softness with a t-shirt-like lining and a stretchy, skinny fit that will ensure you never want to take them off. Extending movement beyond the denim category, Lee’s Essential Chino is designed keep up with today’s multi-tasking lifestyle, offering a versatile style with eleven color selections.

Lee was one of the first brands to embrace stretch and has now brought stretch fits to men. Top men’s fashions include the Slim Fit, which fits close but has stretch to give men the room and freedom they need to handle anything life throws their way. Additional styles include the Athletic Fit, which features stretch throughout and offers a fit designed for men with more muscle in their hips and thighs. This new style lets athletic men wear a slimmer, more modern look, and gives extra room where they need it.

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Lee Jeans launches “Move Your Lee” campaign today (PRNewsFoto/Lee(R) Jeans)

Lee’s campaign is a 360 approach, including a national TV campaign, refreshed website, re-invigorated in-store experience, and digital and public relations support. This holistic approach to the brand refresh aspires to re-engage people across all channels, with the full advertising campaign launched on September 6th, and Lee.com featuring a new brand tone and animated Fit Guides.

The “Move Your Lee” advertising campaign takes a light-hearted approach to the concept of movement in its ads, which feature a “Lee Man” and “Lee Woman” in over-the-top scenarios that highlight all you can do in Lee jeans.

We know people are living a life in motion and need clothing that moves with them – stylishly, comfortably and easily,” said Yates. “Our fall fashions will bring to life Lee’s commitment to movement, with superior fits designed for an active lifestyle and purposeful designs to elevate personal style. Shopping for jeans can be difficult – second only to swimsuit shopping – so we’ve designed styles to fit all shapes and sizes and enable physical expression.”

Consumers can find Lee’s newest fall styles at Lee.com and at Macy’s, Kohl’s, JC Penney, Amazon, Sears and other key national retailers. To join the #MoveYourLee movement, consumers can support via social channels and tag @LeeJeans.

Express Launches #ExpressLife Campaign Featuring Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss Signs Long-Term Partnership to Become Brand Ambassador & Creative Consultant

Express, Inc. today announces the #ExpressLife campaign, in which the brand celebrates the optimistic attitude and dream big mindset of Express customers. The campaign is brought to life via a collaboration with a diverse group of individuals who inspire others to pursue their goals while showcasing their individual style with confidence. From sports figures to actors and entrepreneurs, these go-getters are united in their core values, passion for giving back and in their ability to elevate the conversation to make a positive difference.

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An iconic groundbreaker, Karlie Kloss joins Express as Brand Ambassador and Creative Consultant, and will support #ExpressLife across all wearing occasions and act as creative collaborator on an exclusive collection debuting Spring 2017. The #ExpressLife campaign will kick off August 2016 with the fall denim collection.

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#ExpressLife by Karlie Kloss (PRNewsFoto/Express, Inc.)

Centered around Karlie’s on-the go fashionable lifestyle, each denim look personifies her unique interests and pursuits. A series of six looks, photographed and directed by Inez and Vinoodh and styled by Veronique Didry will run in print, TV, in-store and on social media and digital platforms, including interview-like webisodes connecting Karlie’s thoughts on work, love, fashion, friends and her busy life. British actor and philanthropist, Douglas Booth accompanies Karlie on the men’s side with thoughts on life, art and giving back.

We’re thrilled to kick off #ExpressLife with Karlie,” said David Kornberg, Express CEO and President. “This campaign bridges the worlds of fashion, philanthropy and business. Karlie is an influential trailblazer who fits perfectly with our goal to bring the best fashion to our customers, allowing them to express their dynamic, individual styles with confidence.”

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#ExpressLife by Karlie Kloss (PRNewsFoto/Express, Inc.)

I am excited to work closely with Express as a Creative Consultant and Brand Ambassador,” said Karlie Kloss. “I grew up wearing and shopping at Express in St. Louis, and have always loved the brand for its everyday, versatile looks that work for so many aspects of my life, whether I’m at work, school or out with friends. I cannot think of a better brand to collaborate with and create designs that capture my personal style.

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#ExpressLife by Douglas Booth (PRNewsFoto/Express, Inc.)

A supermodel and social media phenomenon, Karlie is also a coder, student, philanthropist and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Kode With Klossy, a coding initiative that works to increase access to coding opportunities for young women and has a line of cookies that benefit FEED and CFDA. In partnership with Express’ design team and in support of Kode With Klossy, Karlie created a graphic tee, Like A Kloss, which underscores the commitment of Express and Karlie to encourage young women to achieve their goals. Purchases of this shirt will help support Express’ donation to Kode With Klossy and is Karlie’s debut piece to the upcoming exclusive collection.

Available online at www.express.com beginning today and in-store August 1st, customers can check out the Like A Kloss graphic tee and the latest denim styles added to the current assortment.

Shopbop.com Launches The Principle Collection

The Exclusive Denim Collection Features Customized Styles From The World’s Leading Brands

Shopbop.com, the premier, global shopping destination for women, announces the launch of The Principle Collection. An exclusive denim line out today, The Principle Collection is comprised of 15 unique styles, each created in partnership with a top denim brand in the industry. 
Working with over 1,000 brands worldwide, Shopbop.com offers women in 165 countries an assortment of ready-to-wear and accessories with fast, free global shipping worldwide and free returns in the U.S. and Canada.

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Shopbop Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Shopbop.com)

Launched over 15 years ago as a denim-centric online boutique, today Shopbop continues to be a go-to resource for the most coveted denim brands worldwide, with over 1,000 jeans currently on site. The Principle Collection was born out of this extensive knowledge of the denim category and obsession with finding the perfect fit. Working closely with designers from leading labels to customize everything from silhouettes and washes to tailoring and hardware, Shopbop presents a highly curated and beloved range of styles and fits that comprise the modern dream denim wardrobe.

Ranging in price from $98 to $345, the Principle Collection features:
– 3×1 High Rise Cropped Micro Flare
– AG High Rise Ankle Skinny
– Blank Denim Vegan Leather Ankle Skinny
– Citizen of Humanity “Girlfriend” Slim Slouchy
– Current/Elliott Boyfriend Jean
– FRAME Paperbag Waist Wide Leg
– J Brand Trouser Jean
– McGuire Mid Rise Patch Pocket Flare
– MiH High Rise Super Flare
– MiH Petite High Rise Super Flare 
– MOTHER Straight Leg
– Paige Mid Rise Slim Bootcut
– Paige Petite Mid Rise Slim Bootcut
– Rag & Bone/Jean Pencil Leg Straight

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One key element in the collection is the standardization of rises throughout the line, with all mid-rises at 9.8″ and high-rises at 10.8″. This simplistic approach allows the Shopbop girl to know her preference after trying her first pair, even if she’s purchasing across brands. In addition, special tweaks were made to pre-existing cult-favorite styles to optimize fit, including an updated ankle length on the Blank Denim Vegan Leather Ankle Skinny to avoid bunching at the hem and giving the Paige Mid-Rise Slim Bootcut a slimmer, ultra-flattering cut. Two silhouettes, the Citizens of Humanity “Girlfriend” Slim Slouchy and the FRAME Paperbag Waist Wide Leg, are completely new introductions for the brands while MiH offers their first-ever petite option, the Petite High Rise Super Flare.


With over 15 years of working with the top denim designers in the industry and a history of discovering new brands, we recognized an opportunity to combine our experience in the category with our deep knowledge of the Shopbop customer,” says Darcy Penick, Chief Merchandising Officer, Shopbop. “By focusing on how she shops for jeans and her preferences–and identifying the most standout qualities from some of our favorite brands– The Principle Collection offers customized pairs that particularly appeal to our shopper’s wardrobe needs and that she won’t find anywhere else.

The Principle Collection‘s signature silhouettes are available year round, with special seasonal washes and extensions planned for the future. Shopbop offers 24/7 customer service in multiple languages, fast, free global shipping and free returns in the U.S. and Canada as well as Amazon Prime benefits for members who order within the U.S. (Shopbop is part of the Amazon.com Inc. group of companies.)