Boyfriend sweater (749449) – Size S – I really liked this. Thumbs up. My only qualm is that the right side kept sliding towards the shoulder, but not in a cool Flashdance-y way. It just looked a bit saggy & crooked. So, I wondered about trying an XS, but I think that would take away from the slouchy look intended. This looks like a whole lotta nothin’ folded in the store and was a nice surprise on. Thumbs up. Oh. I already said that. This is the oatmeal color. It comes in other colors, including a gold that is like a mustard or honey glaze type color. 70% Cotton, 20% Nylon, 10% Silk. Check it out on Ema.
Varsity cardigan (749449) – Size S – This is a regular, plain v-neck cardigan jazzed up by the armbands. The sweater is very comfortable. Something about those armbands make it really cute. 70% Cotton, 20% Nylon, 10% Silk
ETA 8/29: Size XS – I think this one is going back and I’m keeping the one above. I don’t need 2 and my dad went to Cal, but I didn’t. 😉
Double-breasted funnel cardigan (749465) – Size XS – The sleeves were a little long, but look fine when I cuffed them once. I really liked this one. I’m a fan of funnel necks. This one is done very well. It’s not too voluminous and it has a nice drape. The only minor drawback in my book is that the sweater fits in a clingy fashion, and not a little looser. 80% Cotton, 20% Wool. Switching gears, if you’re looking for a moto or asymmetrical zip cardi, check out the moto cardigan. I haven’t seen it in-person, but it has great reviews online.
True straight pants – Size 6A – I liked the fabric on these. They’re very sturdy. I don’t know my fabrics too well, but the closest thing I can think of is that they are like a herringbone canvas. As with the other new release pants I tried on by Gap, these didn’t do it either. There’s just not enough give in the thighs for me. I don’t do wrinkly crotch.
- High-quality bi-stretch cotton pants.
- Sits below the waist.
- Straight through the hip and thigh.
- Straight leg opening.
Well, apparently The Black Magic Event was a hot mess. A special thanks to Wolfy who let us know in this post that some Gap locations were not honoring the 40% coupon customers received in the mail. This is what I’ve pieced together:
1) Gap send out coupons for 40% off to select customers for an in-store event with a DJ, refreshments, etc… I received that invite in the mail w/the 40% card. I thought something was a little funny about this promo when I received the card last week. First of all, I don’t recall a global 40% off at Gap. Usually 30% global is the max. I looked at the language on the card and it says that if you have a Gap family card, you get 40% off in-store & online. It didn’t say the 40% was specific to the store w/the live promo, but I still had a funny feeling about it. Not funny ha-ha either.
2) Another thing that was odd is that the online code was GAPMAGIC25, and not GAPMAGIC40 or another code that had ’40’ in it. I believe the intent — and you won’t believe how stupid this is — was that if you attended a store that had an event, you could get 40% off. If you visited other Gap stores, you only got 25% off. So cardholders that are near or can get to the live event get 40%. Other cardholders only get 25%. That don’t make no sense. It should have been a global 40 in-store for cardholders. Thank goodness the GAPMAGIC25 was good online for 40% off. It should still be good thru 11:59 PST tonite.
3) The final odd thing I noticed was that Gap closed the Black Magic thread on their Facebook page. No more comments allowed. thought that was odd and figured something wasn’t going well. While we’re at it, I think they are cowards for not allowing people to start threads and only allowing people to comment in response to what is posted by Gap. ETA: Ok, I’m wrong. I thought I had clicked Like for Gap’s page and I hadn’t. Once I did, I was able to see an option to add a comment to an existing thread or begin a new one.
4) I saw the coupon for the free pants out there on the wild, worldwide web, but noticed that it looked like a one-time use code at the bottom of it. I think people shared the coupon online & things got. Out. Of. Hand. I visited the store to buy those cute city flats. Luckily I had read Wolfy’s comment and was not surprised when the cashier was trying to warn me that I wasn’t getting 40% and sell me on a 25% discount when I presented the card. However, when she scanned my coupon, it took off 40%, so I completed the transaction quickly & got the heck outta there.The lesson I learned is to hold onto the card I get in the mail. I usually throw the card away, knowing I will get my discount if I have my Luxe card. Now I know to keep it. During Old Navy’s last couple of STUFFSAVE promos they would not give me my freaking tote because I didn’t have the card. They say you can get the tote, but don’t specify that you have to present the card. Yet the staff thinks you do have to have the card so I was getting denied. Luckily I went to an ON that allowed me to have a tote. I can see the issue — people will go around to ONs trying to get a free tote for the duration of the promo. They need to update the language of those cards. Legal!
I kind of went on and on about this because I am intrigued by how retail companies are utilizing the web and social media, and whether they’re successful or not. I know Old Navy messed up a global promo a few months ago and they gave out $5 certificates or something like that to cardholders. We might be seeing some restitution from Gap for those that got denied today. Somebody in legal is gonna be in trouble and have a really bad case of the Mondays. (slaps knee)
Did you shop in-store? Any experiences you want to share about trying to use your discount card? Also if there’s something cute you fell in love with, do share. I think Gap fell into a hole a few years ago design-wise, so I like to see the things people like from the store. I ended up getting the cute flats, the (funnel neck) double-breasted cardigan, varsity cardigan & boyfriend sweater.
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