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Morocco, Gap and BR

ExperienceDanielle Samaniego, Gap Inc. BloggerComment

You know it’s a worthy opening when your first customer ends up being no less than Jennifer “J-Lo” Lopez.

Yahoo News is reporting that the pop-diva was the first customer at the brand new Morocco Mall in Casablanca.

That’s where Gap and Banana Republic teams just opened Gap Inc.’s first two stores in Africa. Customers can find Gap, GapKids, and babyGap collections on hand while Banana Republic will carry both the men’s and women’s lines.

Personally, I’m impressed Lopez not only managed to rock out a private performance (check out this video!) for grand-opening guests with all the glitz and glamour the diva is known for, but then she made sure she had time to shop!

And why wouldn’t she? What’s not to love about a shopping center so big, it could literally fit 190-football fields (including end zones)? While Lopez may be the highest profile guest to date, the Morocco Mall is sure to click with the rest of the city’s 14-million visitors who flock there every year.  I know I’d love to make a “work trip” out sometime, you know, for research purposes, to see what the Moroccan version of our stores look like. :)