Grand Opening July 2007 in Halifax Shopping Centre
TORONTO, June 12 /CNW/ - Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced it will open its
first Banana Republic store in Atlantic Canada. The 6,553 sq. ft. store will
open its doors in Halifax Shopping Centre on July 2, 2007.
"We're extremely excited to bring the brand to the Maritimes because
consumers in this market are seeking the high-quality, affordable luxury
Banana Republic offers. This is a direct response to what our customers want,"
said Tara Wickwire, spokesperson for Banana Republic (Canada). "This opening
in Halifax means Banana Republic can be enjoyed by even more fashion-conscious
shoppers looking for the unique modern sense of style Banana Republic stands
Banana Republic, which currently has nearly 500 stores and annual sales
of more than $2 billion in North America, is known for offering modern
interpretations of classic fashion for women and men through elevated design
and luxurious fabrications at affordable prices. The Halifax opening marks
Banana Republic's 27th store in Canada.
About Gap Inc.
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, Old Navy and Forth & Towne brand names. Fiscal
2006 sales were $15.9 billion. Gap Inc. operates about 3,000 stores in the
United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, France and Japan. For more
information, please visit gapinc.com.
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