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Never mind the "sales" there is just NO WAY I want clothes from GAP!

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NotQuintAtAllOhNo Sat 03-Nov-12 15:25:28

Where do they get the clothes they put in the "sale" anyway?

Rack upon rack with horrid looking clothes that I have never seen on the shop floor prior to the "sale"?

Do they honestly think that sales will increase by filling their shop with tat and advertise a "sale" to get rid of shite, and lure people in to look at the non sale items?

Non sale items are generally ill fitting, and does not wear well. I wore a jumper twice, for just a few hours, and it was so matted that I had to start picking fluff of it. After two wears, it looks like an old jumper that has been worn for years and years.

I used to think Gap was ok, what has happened?

SucksToBeScaryMe Sat 03-Nov-12 15:28:11

When i think of Gap,i just think of white T-shirts and dark blue jeans!!

Gap used to be okay: reasonable quality and good bargains to be had in the sales. Their children's stuff used to be excellent.

Agree that the quality now is shocking. I went in there today to kill five minutes whilst the dds were dithering over hair dye next door - it was rack up on rack of vile rubbish. I wouldn't have taken it for free tbh.

Annakin31 Sat 03-Nov-12 15:29:15

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germyrabbit Sat 03-Nov-12 15:30:22

to be fair sale has been on for weeks so probably best stuff gone now and there are lots of good stuff still, hardly vile grin

noviceoftheday Sat 03-Nov-12 15:31:28

Completely agree Quint! Dh and I went in there separately today and both said afterwards just how crap the "sales" were. It was like a pile of crap from out back somewhere had been scooped up and stuck on the shop floor shock

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Sat 03-Nov-12 15:32:25

I was in there at the beginning of the sale a few weeks ago, though. The same stuff now as then.

I think they are buying cheap stuff somewhere purely to put out as sales items.

Trills Sat 03-Nov-12 15:32:46

Are you being unreasonable to not like clothes from Gap?

Er, no. What made you think it might be unreasonable to dislike clothes from a particular shop?

I like their jeans, but they stopped doing Long and Lean, which is annoying.

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Sat 03-Nov-12 15:33:46

Ah Trills, I guess I just deliberately avoided CHAT to ensure the thread never goes.... grin

germyrabbit Sat 03-Nov-12 15:34:07

i like the gap, but i guess stores vary? we have an outlet near here that does seem to have lots of stock never seen before with varying quality but never seen in local branches

freddiefrog Sat 03-Nov-12 15:35:06

We've all got a couple of their hoodies from the sales which are fab, but last time I went in there I couldn't really find anything worth having, even the regular stock wasn't much cop

My eldest DD is very much a hoodie/jeans/surfer shorts/converse kinda girl so Gap was fab for her, but even she couldn't find anything.

I prefer it to bloody Hollister though, at least I can see in Gap

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Sat 03-Nov-12 15:36:56

I still think it is ok for childrens clothes. Not for me any more though. Used to love their wool jumpers. sad

It really WAS vile. Racks of polyester, shapeless box shaped t-shirts that already seemed to be unravelling at the neck, bobbly jumpers. Everything felt thin and cheap and even the full price stuff looked and felt pretty horrible.

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Sat 03-Nov-12 15:38:36

I bought the black grey and white stripe wool jumper two weeks ago, and it got bobbles after just wearing it twice. So disappointing. £34 is not cheap for single use clothing! You would not buy single use cutlery and spend £34!

Take it back, Quint and tell them it's not fit for purpose.

NotQuintAtAllOhNo Sat 03-Nov-12 16:13:26

I dont have the receipt anymore!

Might be worth a shot anyway.

TwitchyTail Sat 03-Nov-12 16:29:55

I think they've got some nice stuff. I have plain wool cardigans, t-shirts and jeans that have washed and lasted really well.

I rarely buy anything in sales, anywhere (unless it's something I've had my eye on from full price), because it's almost inevitably tat. I also pay attention to fabrics and make, and avoid anything that looks flimsy or has special washing instructions to begin with.

INeedThatForkOff Sat 03-Nov-12 16:32:44

Their sizing is also shit. I couldn't get maternity stuff to fit - I wasn't that big!

Fakebook Sat 03-Nov-12 16:37:11

My DH buys jeans and chinos from there because they're the only ones that fit him perfectly from the high street. I buy all of DS and Dd's socks from there. They're excellent quality. I bought size 10 jeans from there once that looked like they were size 16 on me, they wouldn't even fit with a belt. Now I'm fat and I wish I hadn't given them to oxfam. sad.
I only ever go to the outlet store to shop there though. I have a 10% discount bag, so buy things at about 80% discount. I got some lovely shirts for £2 for DH a few months ago.

toboldlygo Sat 03-Nov-12 16:38:54

We have an outlet store near us. Last week I got a pair of cropped skinny cords for £14 and a pair of brown chino style trousers for work for £9.99. Both lovely quality and great fit (I find the sizing generous and generally go down a size).


I can never find anything to wear from Topshop, doesn't mean it's all shite.

TwitchyTail Sat 03-Nov-12 16:39:23

Agree sizing is very variable, I wouldn't buy anything without trying it on.

MrsDeVere Sat 03-Nov-12 16:44:18

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HellonHeels Sat 03-Nov-12 16:46:25

I got a great pair of black skinny jeans in the gap sale for £12. There does seem to be a lot of stuff in there that no one sensible would look twice at, though.

In their defence I've recently bought some new gym gear there, stretchy yoga pants and some wicking workout capris and they are all great - perfect fit, comfortable and flattering.

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