Lots of traffic at the stores...BUT
the fashion look of khakis and t's the
"ticket" is down.
No sweaters or jackets are hot
SO the average customer is spending
Do your homework, visit a store...look at
cheap stuff sell. Not that much over $30 on
racks this year.
Banana Republic is simply a logical and dressed
up version of the Gap. I live in NYC, where tailored
clothing in neutral colors is very popular with people of
all sexual preferences. I see nothing androgynous
about dressing in understated elegance. Haven't you
ever heard of the "little black dress?" No, I suppose
I find your comments narrow-minded at
best. "Impressionable teenagers want nothing to do with
Are you referring to your niece and nephew? That's
hardly a consensus.
Even if your rather silly
premise is true, it's a fact that as a group, gays have a
rather healthy disposable income.
look mighty green to me.
My last post was to say that August Sales figures
would be fine... "Gap (GPS - news) reported a 9 percent
increase in sales in August vs. a
year ago at stores
open at least a year, called same-store sales. Wall
Street had expected Gap to report a 3 percent same-store
Here to say that although only a
few days in to Sept. so far so good...
in the 60's if we don't split...
I don't mind if you call me bigoted.
don't believe in the current politically correct
tendency to avoid what might offend some people.
write it as I see it.
And if I throw remarks one
way...well then I deserve
your comments back. I thank you
I referring to the clothing colors
at Bannana Republic
for women meant the
adrongonous look that Frazier
so well portrayed (and
spooffed)in role of Lilith.
Clothing for what Rush
Limbaugh would label as
We all have our
mind set on what we like women to
Diversion is part of our culture....I don't like every part
of it....and now you realize...neither do you.
nor a medium for crash courses in political
correctness. Thou dost protesteth too much - e.e. (a quote
from my favorite poet). Lighten up a little more mr.
Cummings. Your posts to this board when confined to the
business of gap are pervasive - though far from always
I was really disappointed to see your response to
this. I think you are reading too much into the post. I
don't read it as being bigoted. If you don't agree with
his comments so be it, but lets not be so quick to
label someone a "bigot" - you know, it is just as bad a
stereotype as labeling someone a "homo". Let's stick to
You evidently misunderstood my post. Of course,
"merely mentioning that gays shop somewhere is not
bigoted". But if you carefully read Aliasinvestor's post
you'll see that he goes way beyond that. His message is
pervaded by negative stereotyping and is, in my view,
bigoted by any reasonable definition. Look at the
sentiments expressed: It's "whispered" that they cater to
gays. If gays shop there I want nothing to do with it.
Women who wear black and tan clothes look like
Gays are no more a target for BR than
heterosexuals are; in fact, you could say the latter is more of
a target because it is a much larger group. I know
a number of BR managers and can tell you that while
they know their customer well, whether that customer
is gay or straight is irrelevant.