Browsing on the Gap website I noticed a lot of new arrivals with colourful stripes, so naturally I had to check them out. The fabric or yarn used was also of better quality than in the previous roll-outs and I was pleased to see that. Here are some of the stripes I grabbed to try on:
First was the Striped Boatneck Sweater. It comes in 4 colour schemes and they are 100% cotton. I tried both an XS and an S, since they seemed quite roomy.
Striped Boatneck Sweater (size XS)
Next I tried on the Rugby Stripe Clean-Stitch T size S and 'orange & peach' stripe colourway. This one also comes in 4 other colour schemes and fits TTS. Love this colour combo, as well as the 'pink & charcoal' one.
Rugby Stripe Clean-Stitch T (more striped tees here, here or here)
Next is the Ribbed Shimmery Stripe Tank. I am wearing the size S in the black. The website shows it comes in 7 colours, but I didn't see them all in the store, and it shows no black. I also noticed the 'verveine' and the 'dried fig,' which I liked. For $19.95, I think it's a nice tank (cotton/spandex 95/5).
The last top is the Striped Dolman-Sleeve T. I am wearing size S in the 'hot pink stripe,' but it also comes in 4 other colour schemes. The sleeves are quite tight.
The last item I tried on is the Striped Maxi Dress. This one is size XS, so one size smaller than I normally take. It feels nice and summery, and it's a good one to take on a tropical vacation.
Other new arrivals I looked for but were not available at this particular store were the:
Striped Woven T (cotton/silk)
Striped Knit Tunic. This I would wear with a pair of Minnies or leggings.
Solid Pleated Tank (cotton/silk). I think this one will sell out fast. There is also a Printed Pleated Tank version you may prefer instead.
Colorblock Button-Shoulder Sweater
Dip-Dye Crewneck Sweater. I really like this one, in all three colours.
Finally, I see Colorblock Totes are a bargain at the Gap. I like all three colours offered in the tote as well. With a coupon popping up every week, these will sell out fast too, I'm certain.
After a long time, I liked my local Gap store again. It was nice to see livelier colours and better fabrics overall.
Have you visited your local Gap recently? What did you think?