The Gap, Inc. operates as an apparel retail company. The company offers apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies. The company operates in the specialty, outlet, online, and franchise channels. Gap Inc. has company-operated stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Japan, China, and Italy. It also has franchise agreements with unaffiliated franchisees to operate Gap and Banana Republic stores throughout Asia, Australia, eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. As of February 2, 2013, it had 3,407 company-operated and franchise store locations. Its products are also available to customers online in approximately 80 countries. The company also sells products that are designed and manufactured by branded third parties, especially at Piperlime and Intermix brands. Brands Gap: Gap brand offers casual apparel. In addition to designing its own merchandise, Gap offers limited capsule collections in partnership with designers and other third-party merchandise. GapBody offers loungewear, sleepwear, intimates, and active apparel for women, which are available in specialty and outlet stores, online, and in franchise stores. Banana Republic: Banana Republic is an apparel and accessories brand. The brand offers workwear that can be styled for various occasions, including apparel, handbags, shoes, jewelry, personal care products, and eyewear for men and women. Customers purchase Banana Republic products in specialty and outlet stores, online, and in franchise stores. Old Navy: Old Navy brand offers customers on-trend clothing and accessories, as well as updated basics for adults, children, and babies. Customers can purchase Old Navy products in stores and online, which includes online-exclusive items, such as a plus-size line. Piperlime: Piperlime offers a mix of private-label and branded apparel and jewelry, as well as brands in shoes and handbags. Athleta: Athleta is a brand in the women's active apparel market. It offers functional apparel, footwear, and accessories across a variety of sports and fitness activities, including crossover apparel and casualwear. Customers can purchase Athleta products online, in stores, and through catalogs. Intermix: It offers an array of seasonal must-haves, and designer products. Customers can shop in stores in the United States and Canada and online. Seasonality The company’s business follows a seasonal pattern, with sales peaking over a total of about eight weeks during the end-of-year holiday period. Trademarks and Service Marks Gap, GapKids, babyGap, GapBody, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and Intermix trademarks and service marks, and certain other trademarks, have been registered, or are the subject of pending trademark applications, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and with the registries of many foreign countries and/or are protected by common law. Significant Events In March 2014, Gap Inc. announced Old Navy’s opening of the brand’s first store in China, continuing its expansion outside the U.S. With the debut of Old Navy’s first company-operated store, opening March 1, 2014 on Shanghai’s famous Nanjing West Road. History The Gap, Inc. was founded in 1969.
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