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