San Francisco, CA, United States (CNS) – American clothing retailer Gap, Inc. is expanding its global reach. It has announced that it would enter the Italian market this year, with its first store opening in Milan.
The clothing company also plans to open Banana Republic, one of its brands, next door to a Gap flagship store in Milan’s leading shopping area on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele late this year. It will open additional shops in other Italian cities next year.
President of Europe and International Franchise at Gap Inc., Stephen Sunnucks, said, “As we continue to expand our global presence and deliver our customers great product, we are excited to enter another market that’s also one of the top give apparel markets in the world.”
“With loyal shoppers already in London and Paris, we think Gap Inc.’s brands will strongly resonate with Italian customers.”
Gap also announced that it plans to bring an online shopping site for Gap and Banana Republic to the U.K., which will serve online shoppers in nine other European countries.