Gap Timeline of International Expansion

Wholly-Owned International Store Openings

1969: First Gap Store opens San Francisco

1969

1987: First International Store opens: London

1987

1989: Candadian store opens, Vancouver

1989

1993: First entry into France: concession at Galleries Lafayette

1993

1995: Asian market entry: Japanese store opens

1995

2010: Gap stores open: China and Italy.

2010

2012: Gap opens in South Africa

2012

Franchise Store Openings

2006: First Franchise Store opens: Malaysia

2006

2006: Franchise store opens in Singapore

2006

2007: Franchse stores: Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

2007

2007: Franchise stores: Bahrain, Indonesia, Kuwait, Korea, Oman, the Philippines

2007

2008: Franchise stores open: Greece and Russia.

2008

2009: Franchise openings: Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Romania.

2009

2010: Franchise stores open: Australia, Bulgaria, Thailand.

2010

2011: Franchise stores: Kazakhstan, Serbia, Ukraine, Poland

2011

2011: Franchise stores: Chile, Vietnam, Egypt.

2011