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The Gap Hearts New York

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Yesterday must have been a very strange day at The Gap's San Francisco HQ. While the brand was celebrating the opening of its 1969 store on Broadway in Soho, the papers were reporting some majors changes in its upper-level leadership and strategy. The short version: The company ousted North American division president Marka Hansen, replaced her with Gap Inc outlet head Art Peck, and traded longtime ad agency Laird + Partners for Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. It also designated a new, NYC-based Gap Global Creative Center, meaning that in the future, your Gap purchases will be designed locally rather than on the west coast. [Fashionista; Previously]