Gap finds space for its flagship

US fashion retailer Gap is to open a flagship store in central London, after securing a deal for C&A’s former Oxford Street site. The chain already has a substantial West End presence.

The store will be designed by the group’s San Francisco based in-house team and a UK in-house team. It is due to open in “late 2000 or early 2001”, according to a Gap spokeswoman.

“We’ve just signed the deal so there are still many things to sort out. It is a four-floor site, though some of it may be used for storage space,” she explains.

The new flagship is the chain’s second in Europe, following the opening of the Champs Elyseés store in Paris last month.

According to the spokeswoman, “There are special design features in the flagship stores.”

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