If you’re familiar with US brands, you’ve probably heard of Old Navy.
Owned by American multinational corporation Gap Inc., Old Navy is an American clothing and accessories retailer. First introduced in 1993 as Gap Warehouse in existing Gap outlet locations and later renamed to renamed Old Navy Clothing Co. in 1994, Old Navy is known for their signature denim wall of styles that never change.
Fun fact: In the United States, Old Navy is part of the Gap portfolio alongside Athleta, Banana Republic, and Intermix.
The largest of the Old Navy stores are its flagship stores, located in New York City, the Mall of America, Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco. Most stores are separated into 7 different sections: women’s, men’s, girl’s, toddler girl’s, boy’s, toddler boy’s, and baby.
Old Navy clothes are considered pretty affordable, with dresses ranging from USD25 – USD50 and jeans (for men) ranging from USD29 – USD50. Baby clothes go for as cheap as USD15 while styles for girls and boys (for swim, play, or lounge) are priced at USD10 and above.
In March 2014, the brand opened its flagship store at Bonifacio Global City, the Philippines. In April this year, Old Navy officially made its debut at the Central Park Mall in west Jakarta. Although Old Navy is closing all its 53 Old Navy outlets from Japan this year, to date, the brand still has more than 700 stores and shops-in-shop in 11 countries around the world.
And now, it’s coming to our shores!
As seen in the picture above, emblazoned across large floor-to-ceiling hoardings that have occupied the space where Dockers and Laura Ashley used to be are the words, “OLD NAVY”. Although it’s hard to tell the exact size of the store, from the looks of it, we can expect it to house at least a few different sections since it occupied a few units.
They’ve even quietly established an Old Navy Malaysia Facebook page while you weren’t looking ;) The first post was made just a couple of weeks ago, on 14th May. And yes, the page is verified, thus legit.
We know that you’re thinking, “So when is it opening?”
Speaking to a 1 Utama Shopping Centre customer service rep exclusively, Hype Malaysia can also confirm that if all goes well with the renovation works, Old Navy will be opening its doors to the public on 1st October 2016. You heard it here first ;)
The Old Navy store at 1 Utama Shopping Centre will mark Old Navy’s first outlet in Malaysia.
Sources: InsideRetail Asia, Old Navy Malaysia Facebook page, Bloomberg, Old Navy Wiki.
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