Gap Wants You To Haggle Over Some Khaki Pants

Gap Wants You To Haggle Over Some Khaki Pants

In what we can only assume is a desperate attempt to make shopping for the world’s most boring item fun, the Gap is running a one-day-only promotion where you, the internet-savvy shopper, can haggle over khaki pants while potentially not even wearing any. [More]

Apparently, No One At The Gap Has Ever Looked At The Internet

Apparently, No One At The Gap Has Ever Looked At The Internet

Much like the makers of this “modern claddagh” ring, the person or persons responsible for naming these “New Pegged Boyfriend” jeans have apparently never whiled away the hours looking at the seedier side of the internet. [More]

Banana Republic Register Mishap Leaves You With Neither GIft Card Balance Nor Clothes

Banana Republic Register Mishap Leaves You With Neither GIft Card Balance Nor Clothes

The good news: There is a store that will accept American Express gift cards without even trying to throw you in jail. It’s Banana Republic. The bad news: A still-unexplained register problem left Andrew without the $90 remaining balance on his card or the items that he tried to purchase. [More]

The Gap: Only Some Of Our "Made In U.S.A." Bags Are Made In China

The Gap: Only Some Of Our "Made In U.S.A." Bags Are Made In China

Yesterday, we reported on some confusion at The Gap. The sign for its Feed USA campaign, which donates $5 from the sale of certain bags to a school lunch program, clearly states “Made in the U.S.A.,” while the label on the bag beneath the sign states “Made In China.” Today, the retailer has reached out to Consumerist to try to clarify the matter. [More]

The Gap: Where "Made In The U.S.A." Means "Made In China"

The Gap: Where "Made In The U.S.A." Means "Made In China"

UPDATE: The Gap has given a statement to Consumerist about the situation. [More]

At The Gap, "50% Off All Sweaters" Is Essentially Meaningless

At The Gap, "50% Off All Sweaters" Is Essentially Meaningless

One would think that with a major national retailer such as The Gap, promotional signage would be carefully coordinated on a national basis. Local stores wouldn’t be slapping whatever placards they have lying around in the store window, whether or not the sales advertised on those placards are actually happening, and regardless of whether the prices on the placards are actually true. Jeremy tells Consumerist that… well, at his local Gap, that pretty much seems to be the case. [More]

Why Do Stores Keep Sending Me Someone Else's Stuff?

Why Do Stores Keep Sending Me Someone Else's Stuff?

Consumerist reader Valerie is in a bit of a pickle — over the last couple of weeks, packages have been piling up at her doorstep, which would be nice if she had actually ordered them. [More]

Gap Scraps Crap Logo

Gap Scraps Crap Logo

This might be some kind of record. Only a few days after The Gap unleashed its spare new logo to a rousing chorus of boos, the clothing retailer has backtracked and ditched the updated branding entirely. [More]

Save Thousands; Create Your Own Crappy Gap Logo In Seconds

Save Thousands; Create Your Own Crappy Gap Logo In Seconds

As soon as The Gap’s underwhelmingly crappy new logo hit the internet, many puzzled haters commented that they could make the same logo with even the most bare-bones design software. Well, now they don’t even have to go to that minimal effort with Crap Logo Yourself. [More]

Gap Already Admitting That New Logo Sorta Sucks

Gap Already Admitting That New Logo Sorta Sucks

Earlier today, we wrote about the harsh criticism already being heaped upon the new — but not exactly improved — Gap logo. And apparently the negative feedback already has the retail chain on the lookout for something newer and improveder. [More]

New Gap Logo: Next Tropicana-Style Redesign Flop?

New Gap Logo: Next Tropicana-Style Redesign Flop?

The marketing geniuses at The Gap seem to have fiddled around with Photoshop for a few minutes and designed a new company logo that’s as bland and uninteresting as jeans and a black t-shirt. It’s not ugly, but it’s not memorable or creative, either. What were they thinking? [More]

Vote Here For Worst Ad In America 2010!

Vote Here For Worst Ad In America 2010!

Now that the nominees have been announced for Consumerist’s First Annual Worst Ad In America Awards, it’s time to get your vote on! [More]

This Gap Manager Doesn't Want Your Groupon Coupon

This Gap Manager Doesn't Want Your Groupon Coupon

Alex and his wife bought into a Groupon offer for Gap, where you could buy $50 worth of merchandise for $25. Everything was going great until they ran into a manager at their local store who refused to even ring up the pants they’d chosen, saying anything already discounted wasn’t eligible for the offer. [More]

Gap's Ad Wizards Think You're Too Fat For Shorts

Gap's Ad Wizards Think You're Too Fat For Shorts

The ad game is built on making consumers self-conscious, but most advertisements tend to avoid the route of making fun of potential buyers. [More]

This Old Navy Hasn't Yet Grasped Concept Of "Sale"

This Old Navy Hasn't Yet Grasped Concept Of "Sale"

Generally speaking, when a store advertises an item as being “on sale,” they usually mean that the price of said item has been discounted. But it looks like Old Navy’s Fundamentals Sale includes some items that are merely just for sale. [More]

Old Navy Restricts Drunken Revelry To Ages 13 And Up

Old Navy Restricts Drunken Revelry To Ages 13 And Up

Michael found this festive “I Rish I Was Drunk” button in an Old Navy store earlier this month. The fine print at the bottom warns, “Not intended for 12 years and under.” Ages thirteen and up? Pass the Guinness, apparently. [More]

Old Navy Refunds Entire Coat Purchase Price When Buttons Fall Off

Old Navy Refunds Entire Coat Purchase Price When Buttons Fall Off

Old Navy produces solid, inexpensive clothing, but isn’t a brand that one normally associates with high-end customer service. Yet Ashley had such a great experience after a catastrophic coat button loss, she just had to share. She tells Consumerist that after some decorative buttons fell off her coat, the company simply gave her a store credit for the full purchase price of the coat. [More]

VIDEO: Stores Caught Restocking Used Underwear & Lingerie

VIDEO: Stores Caught Restocking Used Underwear & Lingerie

We try not to be too paranoid about the cleanliness of things we purchase. We’ll purchase used books, buy vintage clothing, drive pre-owned cars. But the “Ick Factor,” as it’s known in the world of science, jumps off the charts when it comes to used undies. But that’s exactly what NBC claims to have discovered at several retail stores. [More]