Gap + Cool Hunting Celebrate New York's Designers With Holiday Pop-Up Concept An Editorial Shopping Experience with Hundreds of Locally Designed Gifts Under One Roof

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- What do you want this holiday season? Gap is teaming up with the award-winning publication Cool Hunting to offer NYC's holiday shoppers just what they want – access to more than one hundred products hand-selected by Cool Hunting's editors. Embracing New York's rich creative community, the Cool Hunting for Gap pop-up shop, located at Gap's 5th Avenue and 54th Street gallery space, showcases New York's most talented designers by offering a one-of-a-kind venue where shoppers can find unique and limited-edition gifts that fit any holiday budget.

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"This holiday season, Gap is all about what you want and to bring that message to life for our NYC shoppers, we're partnering with the editors at Cool Hunting to create a holiday shop with the best collection of locally-sourced gifts in the city," said Marka Hansen, president of Gap North America. "We are so thrilled about this collaboration with the brilliant minds of Cool Hunting's editorial team. Together with their partners, they designed and created an incredible shop that houses New York's finest, including pieces from some of the world's most exceptional artists, designers and craftsmen."

Open today through January 2, the shop will feature select epicurean favorites including Anarchy in A Jar Jam [$9] and Dynasty and Ceremony Blooming Teas [$30] to stylish accessories such as Freehands Tech Gloves [$18-$80], Melangerie State-By-Food Tote Bag [$25] and Jill Platner's Baby Peace Pin [$75]. New York cycling enthusiasts can find Bowery Lane's Broncks Bike [$595] and a handmade handlebar bag by Death and Texas [$95]. From kids activities and toys like Sesame Street Old School DVDs [$40 each] to an incredible assortment of new books such as signed copies of the three-volume Black & Grey Tattoo: From Street Art to Fine Art [$500], Amy Sedaris' Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People [$28], signed copies of Jonathan Adler's two Happy Chic Books [$18 each], and The Essential New York Times Cook Book: Classic Recipes for a New Century [$40], the shop has something for everyone.

Additionally, limited-edition Cool Hunting collaborations include a limited edition Mast Brothers chocolate bar [$10] custom made kimono-covered skateboards by Zillion [$650-750], a cycling cap from Outlier [$90], the highly coveted Jawbone Jambox x Cool Hunting Speaker in limited edition green [$200], and the Marvin Watches x Cool Hunting Toujours Plus Malton 160 limited edition watch [$1,250] will be available.  

To celebrate the unprecedented talent housed at the shop, Gap and Cool Hunting will be hosting a series of events to spotlight special designers and products now through January 2. Gap encourages fans to keep an eye on Gap's Facebook Fan Page and Twitter for special deals, invites and more.  A full schedule of events will be available on Gap's Facebook Fan Page.

"Cool Hunting is about honoring designers and artists who embrace true craftsmanship," said Josh Rubin, Founder and Editor in Chief of Cool Hunting. "It's awesome to be partnering with Gap to offer a platform for the work of so many talented New York artisans and visionaries. The shop offers our dedicated fans and shoppers a physical place to experience the extraordinary creativity that inspires our site. I want to keep one of everything." 

In keeping with the tradition of the craftsman culture, the look and feel of the shop channels a cozy winter sanctuary, created by local designer by Kenyan (Earnest Sewn, The Smile, House of Waris). Infusing modern-rustic textures with a warm ambiance, the shop integrates hanging light fixtures, panels made of salvaged barn wood, antique Persian rugs, bead board paneling, chandeliers by Roll and Hill, decorative painting by Evolving Image and wood top tables with metal gas pipe legs, all surrounded by one-of-a-kind art installations, including one-of-a-kind Jonathan Adler sculptures and one of Ian Hundley's map-based quilts. The shop's graphics were created by Matt Van Ekeren. Visitors will shop to music from New York-based musicians created by RCRD LBL.

For more information check out CoolHunting.com/Gap.

Details about the Cool Hunting for Gap NYC Pop-Up Shop:



WHEN:

Friday, November 19 - Sunday, January 2


Store Hours:


Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.



WHERE:

680 Fifth Avenue (between 53rd and 54th Streets), New York | (212) 977-7023



About Gap Inc.

Gap Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, children, and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, and Athleta brands.  Fiscal 2009 sales were $14.2 billion. Gap Inc. operates about 3,100 stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Japan and China. In addition, Gap Inc. is expanding its global presence with franchise agreements in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

About Cool Hunting:

New York City-based Cool Hunting is synonymous with seeking inspiration. Our global team of editors and contributors sift through innovations in design, technology, art and culture to create our award-winning publication, consisting of daily updates and weekly mini-documentaries. Founded in 2003 as a designer's personal reference, we now have an international audience of like-minded creative people who find our content on CoolHunting.com and on our iPad app, follow us on sites like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to our RSS feed and email newsletter.

Media Contacts:




Katie O'Kane

Kim Terry

SS+K for Gap

Gap Marketing + PR

kokane@ssk.com

kimberly_terry@gap.com

212-419-3374

415-427-4844



Evan Orensten


Cool Hunting


evan@coolhunting.com


212-343-1331




SOURCE Gap Inc.



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