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Old 05-24-2015, 09:29 AM
 
Location: New Yawk
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I used to exclusively shop at the Gap for my Plain Jane stuff, but now the style and quality has definitely changed for the worse.
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In recent years, however, the Gap has become "fast fashion." With chintzy, flimsy fabrics, poor quality, and trendy styles that will not be stylish in a year or two. Back in my day, the Gap was classics. Basic fashion staples that never went out of style. Natural fibers: cotton, wool, limen, ramie. Strong seams with extra stitching, quality buttons. Now it's a lot of crap with a few decent pieces thrown in here and there. I think 15 years ago, they still had a lot of decent stuff, but it was beginning to transition. Around '02-04, they lost long-term leader Mickey Drexler and founder Don Fisher, and that's when they shifted gears to the younger, trendier customer and the more "fast" fashion.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:30 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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In recent years, however, the Gap has become "fast fashion." With chintzy, flimsy fabrics, poor quality, and trendy styles that will not be stylish in a year or two. Back in my day, the Gap was classics. Basic fashion staples that never went out of style. Natural fibers: cotton, wool, limen, ramie. Strong seams with extra stitching, quality buttons. Now it's a lot of crap with a few decent pieces thrown in here and there. I think 15 years ago, they still had a lot of decent stuff, but it was beginning to transition. Around '02-04, they lost long-term leader Mickey Drexler and founder Don Fisher, and that's when they shifted gears to the younger, trendier customer and the more "fast" fashion.
You're talking about US made clothing 15-20 yrs ago. There's larger profit margins in cheap fast fashion made in sweat shops over seas.
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