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Gap debuts first Banana Republic flagship in France

Paris -- Gap Inc. announced Thursday the opening of its first Banana Republic store in France, located in Paris on Avenue des Champs Élysées.

The 15,952-sq.-ft. space will house the brand’s women’s and men’s collections. “We are thrilled to open our first Banana Republic store in France -- a brand-building flagship in Paris -- and reach yet another important milestone for our international growth strategy,” said Stephen Sunnucks, president, International, Gap Inc.

The flagship store is part of Gap Inc.’s burgeoning international growth strategy, which includes a 2010 Banana Republic opening in Milan, Italy, a Banana Republic franchise store debut in Moscow earlier this year, and the launch of a dedicated e-commerce site that now services 21 European countries.