Gap’s 1st Israel Store to Open Monday


gapGap’s first store in Israel, which will open Monday on Yerushalayim’s Rechov Mamilla, will offer at least 20,000 items for sale and will include clothing departments for women, men, children and babies. The store will have a large number of salespersons and cashiers, as well as spaced dressing rooms with huge mirrors. The collection which will be launched with the opening will be the 2009 fall collection.

Global Gap’s vice president is expected to arrive in Israel for the opening ceremony of the chain’s first store in the Holy Land, which stretched over 9,687 square feet. He may be joined by global Gap’s Jewish American founders, Doris and Donald Fisher.

Global gap’s sales turnover in 2008 totaled about $14.5 billion. Another Gap store, which will include men’s, women’s and children’s departments, is scheduled to open in February 2010 in Herzliya’s Arena Mall and will measure 10,763 square feet.

The store’s opening ceremony will include a dinner at the nearby Mamilla Hotel. The lists of guests will include President Shimon Peres, heads of Israel’s banks and owners of the biggest companies in the Israeli economy.

Earlier this week, some 110,000 families in Yerushalayim and its surroundings received blue Gap bags placed overnight on their doorsteps, which included an invitation to the opening of the store to the broad public. Gap’s Israeli campaign was also launched this week under the slogan “Hello Yerushalayim.”

{Ynet/Yair Israel}



  1. hello isn’t capitalized in the real slogan!? is there a reason for that or they just figured no one would catch that mistake?

  2. ho in the Torah community that Matzav caters to cares about GAP, except to regret that it will likely cause pritzus in the Holy City of Yerushalayim?