In Japan, Gap will open a four-level flagship store in the Ginza district in Tokyo on March 3. The store opening will be complete with an appearance by Avril Lavigne, whose Abbey Dawn fashion line did a denim collaboration with the company, reports Women’s Wear Daily.
Gap Inc. is, furthermore, eyeing the country as a possible home for its Old Navy chain. “We see this market as having a terrific value component to it,” said Ermatinger. “It's probably the largest component of all apparel spending in Japan so we think [Old Navy is] just a natural.” (Wall Street Journal)