Franchise information

How can I become a franchise partner?

Overview

Gap Inc. is a leading international specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brand names. Since 2006, we have expanded our international presence through franchise and wholesale arrangements throughout Asia, Australia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. Today, we have franchised businesses in over 40 countries with our principal business teams located in San Francisco, New York and London. We do not franchise in the US, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom or any of the other countries where we operate company-owned stores.

Generally, to be considered as a potential franchisee for Gap, Banana Republic and/or Old Navy brands, we would expect that any franchise applicant have significant business experience in the apparel retail sector, including, by way of example only, franchise business development, retail operations, merchandising, real estate, store operations and brand management.

If this describes your business, you may submit a summary of the following information for our consideration:

  • Current business operations, including brands and points of distribution
  • Profile of your organization
  • Business capabilities and experience
  • Markets of interest and brands of interest
  • High level business plan

You may submit your information by email to franchise_info@gap.com. Please note that we receive numerous communications from companies and individuals interested in pursuing a potential franchise business or similar business opportunities, which may limit our ability to respond.  Therefore, not all submissions will receive a response.

Only a written franchise agreement lawfully executed by an authorized representative of Gap Inc. or its affiliates represents a binding commitment against Gap Inc.

Should you have specific questions you may leave a message on Gap Inc.’s Franchise Services voice mailbox at 415-427-6557. Due to the volume of calls received, we may not be able to return all calls.

DISCLAIMER: This webpage is for informational purposes only.  None of the communications made through this website nor any information that may be submitted by you or your company may be considered an offer to sell or an invitation or a promise to enter into any form of franchise agreement or licensing arrangement, and is merely a preliminary step to enable Gap Inc. and/or its affiliates to determine whether they may be interested in commencing preliminary business discussions with you or your company.  In addition, none of these communications are directed to residents of any jurisdiction requiring registration of the franchise before it is offered or sold in the jurisdiction.  No franchise or similar licensing or distribution relationship will be offered to any resident of any such jurisdiction until the offer has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such jurisdiction and the required Franchise Disclosure Document (if required) has been delivered to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.