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From part-time to permanent: When a seasonal job turns into a career you love

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Thinking about applying for a seasonal job at one of our stores this holiday season? You'll love the incredible merchandise discounts — but there's a good chance you'll fall for the company, too. Meet four employees who started as seasonal hires in our stores and wound up finding their passion.

Where it all began

Lisa Cepis, Athleta district manager based in Ohio, started working at Gap during her senior year of college, and got bitten by the retail bug upon discovering how varied a retail career could be. Lisa now oversees nine Athleta stores in four states.

Jeannie Perez, general manager at Old Navy at Florida's Miami International Mall, was nudged by her mom to get a job at age 17. Although she didn't have any previous work experience, she was hired as a summer seasonal employee at Old Navy in the local mall. She is about to start managing one of the company's top 40 stores.

J.P. Hunter, district manager for Banana Republic Factory, based in Florida, was so into the Gap brand that as a high-schooler, he commuted 30 minutes each way for his job at the nearest store. He stayed with the store through college, and likes to say that he “majored in Gap." About six years ago, J.P. moved to Banana Republic, and is now responsible for nine stores (soon to be 10) in four states.

Juan Lara-Diaz, general manager at the Gap Factory store in San Leandro, Calif.,started at Gap Factory right out of high school, as a seasonal hire during back-to-school season. By the time holiday season started four months later, he was the store's acting manager.

So what are the coolest perks you get when you take a seasonal job at Gap Inc.?

Lisa: I started as a back-to-school seasonal hire for the amazing employee discount. I still love the discount, but I'm also really grateful for the chance to move between Gap Inc. brands and land with a brand whose mission is to uplift women.

J.P.: I don't think there are many companies that are as accommodating to the work-school-life balance as we are. If you're in school and need to arrange your schedule around classes or take time off for finals, we're going to help. We definitely understand the importance of education here.

Juan: Right away, I got incredibly helpful support, tools and feedback. I'm working on a degree in retail management and I know that the experience I've gotten working here, and the collaboration I've had with coworkers goes so far beyond what I could ever learn from a textbook. Plus who doesn't want to work in a store where they love the merchandise? I have my eye on a pair of Slim Stretch jeans right now.

Jeannie: This isn't a guaranteed perk of working at Old Navy, but I met my husband here — he was on the shipment team. Now we have two Old Navy babies: Aria is 3 and Daniel is nine months old. The moral of the story is that no matter what part of the organization you're a part of, you meet and work with some amazing people.

What should people know about taking a seasonal gig at one of your stores?

Lisa: What makes it exciting for me during the holidays is spreading joy — both for our teams and for the customer in front of me. If a customer walks in having a bad day, how do we make it better? Yes, we sell great clothes, but we do so much more than that. Getting to see the ways we can put a smile on someone's face right before our eyes is such a treat.

Juan: It's fast-paced, but it's the time of year when we have the most fun. We have contests, gift exchanges, potlucks — all kinds of things to help make this a great environment to work in and a fun place to shop. Everyone gets into the spirit of the season.

Jeannie: It's a wonderful place to earn some cash and get discounts on holiday gifts (checking off your holiday shopping list gets a whole lot easier!) ... but it can become so much more than that if you want it to be. And it is never boring.

J.P.: It feels like a real accomplishment to help someone find the perfect gift or perfect outfit for a holiday event. It's also incredibly satisfying to help people check things off their shopping lists and help make the holiday craziness a little bit less crazy so that I don't have to think about my own!

Check out seasonal jobs at Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta.

For keeps: seasonal employees who stay

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Thinking of applying for a seasonal gig at one of our stores during the holidays? You might well end up with much more than some extra cash and a great discount on gifts. We recently chatted with three sales associates who joined Athleta, Gap and Banana Republic as seasonal hires and loved their stores so much, they decided to become permanent employees.


Audrey Mundstock, a sales associate at Athleta in Bayshore Town Center in Milwaukee, Wis., is a distance runner who especially loves Athleta's Fastest Track tees, so “the discount was a huge perk" when she joined the store's team during the 2015 holiday season — as was scheduling that accommodated her classes at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Flexibility in scheduling is also key for associates who juggle work and family life, like Joanne Tassone. She's coming up on her second anniversary at the Gap Factory store in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, where she signed on as a seasonal employee in 2014.

“During the school year I can work while my kids are in school," said the mom of two, “and in the summer, I can change it up to work evenings so I can be home with them during the day."


Linda Bird, who joined the Banana Republic team at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif., for the Summer 2015 season after retiring from a long career in corporate sales, enjoys the culture and the diverse team at her store.

“I think I'm the oldest one here," she said with a laugh. “My younger colleagues give me energy... maybe I give them some wisdom!"

Joanne echoes Linda's appreciation for her co-workers. “I wondered if I'd be judged for having been a stay-at-home mom," Joanne said, “but the people I work with are amazing — you come in and immediately they treat you as one of their own.

“During the holidays, especially, we have a lot of fun sharing treats and letting off steam together."


Audrey will graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the spring; she plans to move to Minneapolis to work at another Athleta store and look for work in the graphic design field.

“The chance to stay with a job I know and really like is a great thing, and will make the transition after graduation so much easier," she said.

For Joanne, the job has reverberated more deeply than she ever expected. “As a mom, you're always doing something for someone else," she explained. “So when your kids get older and don't need you as much, it's easy to feel a little bit lost. Taking the plunge into a job like this can give you some independence, a feeling of accomplishment, and of course help in paying the bills at home."

And for Linda, learning a different kind of sales job than what she was used to has been a delight. “When you bring your life experience here and apply it alongside the thorough training you get, your life can turn into something totally different from what you'd envisioned," she said.

“If you like people and like to learn, this is a wonderful place to be."

Check out seasonal jobs at Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta.

Beyond factory walls: Reaching women and girls in the communities they build

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What inspires you to change your world? Gap partnered with the award-winning 23 Stories x Condé Nast studio, Vogue, and internationally acclaimed filmmaker Vanessa Black to showcase the inspirational stories of three unique women in Sri Lanka through a 12-minute documentary-style film.

Mary, Margaret and Puwaneshwary are currently enrolled in Gap Inc.'s P.A.C.E. program, which first launched in 2007 with a mission of teaching the women who make our clothes critical skills for navigating life at work and at home. In 2013, after seeing some of the incredible impact P.A.C.E. was having on its graduates, the program expanded to go beyond the factory walls and reach women in the communities where they live.

Now, P.A.C.E. community programming extends even further, to include adolescent girls ages 13-17.

Watch the video trailer, above, and see the full film on Vogue's video channel.

Adolescence is a formative time, and girls in many countries often do not have access to educational opportunities to grow and reach their potential.

“This new program was born from the success and dreams of P.A.C.E. participants, who wished that their daughters could have access to the same life skills they themselves gained through P.A.C.E., enabling them to improve their self-esteem and outlook for the future," said Dan Henkle, President of Gap Foundation and SVP of Global Sustainability at Gap Inc.

The launch of P.A.C.E.'s girls program marks an important milestone in Gap Inc.'s commitment to reach one million women by 2020. Pilot programs will launch in India and Haiti this fall, followed by Sri Lanka and other countries in 2017.

“It is the personal journeys of the women involved with P.A.C.E. that inspire us and push us further," said Dotti Hatcher, Executive Director, P.A.C.E. “It is the stories we have heard and the women we have worked with that have led to us creating the girls program."

In less than 10 years, Gap Inc.'s P.A.CE. program has reached more than 45,000 women in 12 different countries across the globe. By including younger women at such an important time in their development, the program's positive impact has the opportunity to grow exponentially.

One by one, P.A.C.E. will continue to support women and girls across the globe in reaching their fullest potential.

Donate button brings good vibes to your shopping experience

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During your next online shopping trip, your purchase may very well give you a fix of Instagram-worthy fashions and a dose of good karma.

Based on the success of an already popular in-store experience with customers, the tech team at Gap Inc. recently incorporated the option for customers to donate directly from the ecommerce site, where shoppers can opt to donate a few dollars to partners such as Girls on the Run — seamlessly — as they check out.

The process is unobtrusive and optional — but one that is a cause for much celebration among the teams working on the digital innovation.

“This is a project where we are able to see the results," said Camille Collier-Young, an Online Donations Team Project Manager. “I get to go to the website and be like, 'Ah! I helped with that!'"

To kick-off the project, Gap Tech's UX Team put together a design for how the experience should work and then handed it off to the Online Donation Team for production. The feature is highly flexible — from both a usability and customer donation perspective — and the team is able to pivot and incorporate updates based on the data and results they are seeing, only in a matter of days.

The technology was finished after a team across two continents and three time zones — North America and Asia; Pacific, Central, and India Standard Times — collaborated to get it done. The donation option, now visible to shoppers at, is slated to be rolled out across other brands as well over the coming months.

"This is a project that really made my mom proud," said Jeff Orange, Product Manager on the team, who had previously been working on a project involving credit card checkout. "We made a decision as a company to move forward with online donations because it fits with our company philosophy for giving back to the communities we are a part of. That's why we did this project."

"Oh, and it makes my mom proud of me!" Orange added.

San Francisco Intermix store designed as a ‘jewel box’ by the bay

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Intermix President Jyothi Rao in the brand's new San Francisco store.

Located in the heart of San Francisco's Fillmore district, Intermix's newest store boasts an edited selection that is perfectly suited for the tech executives, plugged-in international tourists and Pacific Heights fashionistas living and working in the city by the bay.

Described a “beautiful jewel box," the store at 2223 Fillmore St. was thoughtfully designed to capture the unique vibe of this San Francisco district. Examples include original art from local artist Kelly Ording, who drew directly on the walls to create an elevated, linear design unifying the clean lines of the space. The team also designed with efficiency in mind: There is no cash register, which leaves more room for beautiful product and a seamless mobile shopping experience.

A mix of classic elegance with technological advancements, this new store is the perfect fit for Bay Area shoppers and for Intermix.

Read more about how Intermix is experimenting with and evolving the physical storefront through its Retail Lab.

See Gap Inc. through the times via GIFs

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Don and Doris Fisher started Gap in 1969 with the idea of bridging the “generation gap," and now, 47 years later, the company has five brands that provide modern, stylish clothing for people of all ages.

This #TBT, we're looking across the years at some of our favorite pieces of Gap Inc. history (in GIF form, naturally):

10 years of This Way Ahead

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Do you remember your first job? And the pride you felt when you received your first paycheck?

A first job is not just a milestone — for many teens and young adults, it can be life changing. 

INTERMIX Retail Lab connects customers with the runway

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It used to be, if you wanted to know the identity of the most up-and-coming designer in the fashion industry, you needed access to a New York Fashion Week presentation or a whispered heads-up from a powerful person in the know.

That whisper still exists — for now — in the form of a shop. INTERMIX recently opened the doors to its first concept shop in the Meatpacking District of New York City. 

Gap design team partners with Pendleton on limited-edition plaid collection

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Denim and plaid: two American classics, great on their own – even better together. Which is why the Gap’s latest collaboration with Pendleton Woolen Mills makes perfect sense (especially with cold weather dressing upon us).

Buy Now, at Fashion Week: See how the BR team creates a seamless shopping experience at NYFW

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Design is in the details. And it takes obsession with detail to breathe life into that irresistible piece of clothing. These are the people behind the scenes at Gap Inc. — the dedicated professionals who push themselves every day to create clothing that resonates with the finesse of their trade. Get to know these heroes of their craft.

For a spacious room filled with a number of people, it's startlingly quiet. All you can hear is the hum of the lights above, and, if you listen carefully, the staccato of New York City cab horns careening through the Chelsea streets outside, where a crowd of people are waiting to enter.

A wide, brightly lit floor houses platforms where fashion models stand in groups, getting the final touches to their looks. Stylists, like sculptors taking one last chip at the marble, pinch and twist pant cuffs. They adjust grips on handbags, and tucks into belts. They then stand back to critique and admire their work.

Moments later, the doors open. The crowd spills in. Music, up. Cameras, snap. Photographers crouch with their cameras to get close-ups of shoes; they stand back to get head-to-toe looks. More people — influencers, bloggers, editors, social media stars — file into the room. iPhones are out and on, clicking and uploading and tagging and liking.

And — significantly — buying.

This is the Banana Republic presentation at New York Fashion Week.

For the fourth time in the brand's history, Banana Republic hosted media, influencers and the like to preview the Spring 2017 collection as part of NYFW. While many brands showed during the bi-annual event, the BR presentation allowed attendees to shop select looks — a grey lace off-the-shoulder top, say, or a skirt with a laser-cut eyelet design — and have it in their online shopping bags before even leaving the presentation.

This is the second year Banana Republic has incorporated its Buy Now feature at Fashion Week — producing an experience where customers can see a product from the presentation and put in their online shopping cart within minutes.

"The immediacy that customers want today is a growing trend within the fashion industry, and it's not going away," says Royce Gordon, a member of BR's public relations team that hosts the presentation. "Buy Now is our answer to that — where a person can, at a realistic price point, see a good, quality piece, purchase it for fall to wear ahead of season, and get a second season wear out of it in spring."

When Banana Republic first offered Buy Now in February 2016, there were six pieces available online. This time, there are 15 — a tribute to the responsiveness of the team to meet customer and industry demand.

"Buy Now brings the New York Fashion Week experience to our customer's closet at the speed of lightning," says Johana Ozuna, who heads up production for Banana Republic from the New York City office. "We want to meet that customer's need for immediacy. We create tight timelines and make sure we're producing high-quality, beautiful pieces that can hit the presentation and the site and store simultaneously."

In order to do this, Johana and her team work directly with mills (the businesses that create the fabric) and vendors (the businesses that sew the garments) to create timetables and production plans. Whereas production for most pieces typically occurs after a NYFW presentation (all of the other looks will be available in spring 2017), these 15 pieces were developed and produced in line with one another.

That means, in a word, speed.

"There's a shift in the way we work in order to help make this happen," Johana says. "There's speed in the way we communicate with one another and speed in how decisions are made."

That means making sure the team in place is a seasoned, well-skilled one that understands the nuances and processes of getting products to store. The team also goes through exercises that are counter to the typical way of working. For example, making a decision for color based off of chips and cutouts versus exact fabric samples, which takes extra time to obtain. Or, whereas typical collections usually have the benefit of time to get insight from multiple team members and multiple levels, cutting the decision-making process down to three key people — say, representatives from design, vendor relations and inventory management — to ensure one minute is not lost in waiting to deliver the final product.

"Trust is a big word for us here," Johana says. "In this case, we as a team have to ensure that there is trust and accountability for the whole cross-functional team."

What that means is level-setting expectations at the beginning across the team, and stating the goal in mind. And, ensuring people feel that they, as the decision maker, are capable of carving out a path forward and driving the business.

That responsiveness is what drives the entire NYFW experience — even customers speeding to get the looks they love.

"Our entire shopping experience is meant to re-create the elevated feel of New York Fashion Week," says Jen Matic, senior director of marketing creative. "We produced the brand's first shoppable video — so that you can see a look, click and buy it — that was shot during a pre-shoot and executed right away."

"Everything about Buy Now is to give the customer exactly that — an experience of 'now.'"

This includes putting some of the pieces into the Banana Republic Flatiron flagship store for purchase on the afternoon of the presentation. Attendees (or followers online) who were so excited about a particular piece could leave the Fashion Week venue for the Flatiron store, purchase one of the 15 Buy Now pieces and wear it to dinner that night — all while NYFW shows are still underway.

Having the NYFW product also live in a brick-and-mortar space — along with its online presence — is something that Johana says will provide customers with a tactical, direct contact with the NYFW experience. This is invaluable, given the direction of the industry.

"What started as a crazy idea a few months ago is now an industry phenomenon," Johana says. "And now anyone can see a look on their phone, pick up the product in store and wear it out that night. We want to make those crazy ideas a not-so-crazy reality."

Check out Banana Republic's full New York Fashion Week collection and the inspiration behind it, and shop Spring 2017 now at

See the looks from Banana Republic’s NY Fashion Week Presentation

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For Banana Republic's Spring 2017 collection, recently previewed at New York Fashion Week, the design team took inspiration from the traditional craft and modern technique of design and color in India.

That means bold hues, elaborately draped fabrics and laser-cut features that bring intricate tile work to mind. Subtle hits of print and pattern were also on display at Cedar Lake in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, as editors and influencers reviewed the looks, snapped photos and share on social media.

Also featured this season — an amplification of Banana Republic's see-now-buy-now experience, with curated selections by global style ambassador, Olivia Palermo, where customers can see a look from the Spring 2017 presentation and put it right into their online shopping cart. (There is also a shop-in-shop at the brand's Flatiron store in NYC while supplies last.)

A colorful spring has never sprung so soon.

Go behind the looks at NY Fashion week, and meet the BR team who made it all happen.

Sculpted + strong: Team Athleta innovates with fit and fabric

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Beautiful. Supported. Sculpted. Strong.

This is what it feels like to wear Athleta's latest breakthrough: Sculptek. Delivering this experience for women athletes was the inspiration for the team who brought Sculptek to life.

Kate Middleton Shines in Gap Pants

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What adds a jolt of sunshine to a rainy day of travel? Patterned pants.

At least that's what fashion icon Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, seems to think. She recently appeared wearing Gap Bi-stretch Skinny Ankle Pants to a public appearance at a UK "undercover rainforest", after a trip to the Isles of Sicily was postponed due to weather. (It's clear she was still channeling those Mediterranean vibes with the pattern choice here.) 

The mid-rise pants (with a similar U.S. version available here) are not the first time that the Duchess of Cambridge has worn a Gap Inc. brand to a public appearance. Earlier this year, Kate Middleton wore a printed Banana Republic skirt and swoons ensued.

See how HRH the Duchess of Cambridge styled the pattern-happy pants below:

Want to see where these pants got their start? Go "behind the seams" of Gap's summer collection and see the inspiration, the color stories, and the global team behind these printed pants, and more.

Meet the winners of the 2016 Gap Casting Call

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Hold onto your overalls, the Gap Casting Call winners have been announced! 

Here’s a selection of your global winners from Japan, Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, and France:

Earlier this year, Gap launched its annual Casting Call, a global competition calling on kids everywhere to show who they were born to be and enter to win. 

The Gap Casting Call is designed to showcase kids being kids — unique, optimistic and ready to take on the world. Lucky winners are featured in a special campaign coming this October for GapKids and babyGap, where they get to express their individuality and and have fun being exactly who they want to be.

Submissions came from all over the world — from Japan, Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, and France — with personalities and faces as unique as can be. 

The winners have been announced, and we can’t wait for the big reveal come October. 

Until then, find out what makes these kids unique and meet them all here.

Back to confident: Kids pick up new clothes from St. Anthony's x Old Navy

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Walk through the doors of St. Anthony's clothing shop in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, and you'll see a typical apparel store. Bright clothing adorns racks in an array of color and pattern. Shoppers and their kids strum through shirts, pants and shoes — choosing items with a mix of excitement and precision. These pants for school. This shirt for basketball practice. They try them on in fitting rooms, and take home their favorite pieces.

Stay a little longer, though, and you'll see that this store isn't so typical. Customers are referred to as "guests." Many of the shoppers are known by their first names.

Oh, and there is no cash register.

Located in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, St. Anthony's provides critical life services to those in need. The non-profit was originally founded as a dining hall in 1950, when Franciscan friars recognized the need for a community eating space after seeing people devouring scraps on sidewalk curbs. Today, the non-profit has evolved to include a health clinic, a residential addiction recovery program, a tech lab where guests can learn new job skills, and even a program that provides free clothing.

"We can all relate to what it's like to have a fresh set of clothes on," said David Watterson, who manages the free clothing program at St. Anthony's. "There's a mental, psychic transformation that happens when you walk out of a store with new clothing. There's a boost of confidence, and we believe that if people feel good, they will have the opportunity to do good and do well."

Visitors at St. Anthony's — referred to as "guests" as part of a Franciscan tradition to welcome people into your home — are all from low-income backgrounds. From there, though, they represent a group varied in age, race, religion, language, ability, orientation and just about any other way to define diversity. The program is open to anyone who decides they need this service.

A number of the guests also include families of parents and children.

"One of our biggest days of the year is our back-to-school shopping event, where parents bring their kids in to get backpacks with school supplies and clothes for the new school year," Watterson said. "We all know what it's like to show up in the cafeteria on the first day of school, trying to find new friends and trying to fit in. We want to offer kids the confidence that comes with new clothes and being able to stay in step with their peers."

"We also want to help fill in the gap for low-income parents struggling on their own," Watterson continued. "It costs $700 to clothe a child for a year. If you have three kids, that's more than $2,000. That's a lot of money, and a need that we can help people meet."

At this year's back-to-school event, the excitement is palpable. Kids rush up to racks, flipping through until they stop — their smiles wide — on a chosen garment. "Mom, look at this one!" Volunteers act as personal stylists, making sure the fit, material, color and every little detail is just right.

A number of the pieces in the store are new Old Navy clothes, donated by Gap Inc. from the brand's clothing samples. Each week, the Old Navy team packages up anywhere between 50 and 100 boxes — with anywhere between 100 and 150 clothing items in them — to fill the racks at St. Anthony's.

The partnership is hardly new. (In fact, it's hard to pin down how long ago it began. Trying to find the genesis of the partnership is a scavenger hunt — perhaps this person will know? Well, it's been going on longer than she's been here, so that's definitely more than 15 years. Was it back in the '90s? No, it definitely went further back than that. Let's ask Dolores.)

Regardless of when it started, the St. Anthony's donation truck still pulls up to Old Navy's headquarters in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood at least once a month. It's packed with the season's products, ready to be shipped and stocked for neighbors a few blocks away, who will start chapters of their lives — whether big or small — in the clothes.

"This past April a guest came in — she's a single mother, confined to a wheelchair — and brought in her daughter who had acceptance letters to 17 top universities," Watterson said. "The daughter accepted a scholarship to Harvard for low-income students, and was here to find clothes for her freshman orientation in Cambridge the next week."

"This person is about to embark on this huge journey — meeting with professors, administrators, and other students," Watterson said. "And she is choosing to present herself in these clothes. It speaks volumes that she can begin her new life with confidence and present her best self in new clothes."

Introducing the Faces of Old Navy

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Back in March, Old Navy launched the "Faces of Old Navy" – a series on the brand's social channels that highlights amazing talent and personalities.

Below are some of the most recent Old Navy employees who have been spotlighted. Be sure to follow Old Navy on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter for the latest peek behind the curtains.

People Power: How Gap Inc. makes retail magic

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You ask your friends for restaurant recommendations. You ask your friends about the movie they just saw. So why wouldn't you ask your friends about where they work?

Hear fashion industry pros talk about the passions that drive their Gap Inc. careers, and the ways in which they've been able to impact one of the world's largest fashion companies, in a new video series.

Behind-the-Scenes with Gap and Banana Republic: Summer 2016

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Behind every pair of jeans, there's a team of designers, merchants, production, tech designers, sourcing, and vendors who come together to pore over every detail. Each shirt or sweater travels through multiple iterations of seams, trims, fits and sometimes even fabrics before the product's transformation is complete, and it is readied to appear in stores before it transitions to your closet.

Pinnable personal style, from Banana Republic

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We've all been there: you see an item on the mannequin at the store, you like, it, you want it, you buy it. But when it's time to don your new duds, you're left staring blankly at your closet.

Luckily, we live in an age where an infinite amount of styling inspiration is at our fingertips, thanks to photo-friendly platforms like Instagram and Pinterest. And some of the best style inspo comes from the brands that stock our closets.

Dive into the Olympic spirit with Old Navy

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On Aug. 5, the Olympic Torch will be lit in Rio, marking the start of the Olympic Games. Thousands of athletes will gather to show the best-of-the-best in sport.

Back in the U.S., thousands of fans will be showing their support for Team USA with the best-of-the-best fashion options from Old Navy.