The Upper East Side was almost completely wiped out just hours after the launch of DVF for Gap Kids, on Thursday. We were able to snag a few key items by hitting the official Gap pop-up store in mid-town. Even there, the inventory was running low and sales people estimated the merchandise would not last past Friday afternoon.
Even if you procrastinated, you still may be in luck. First we suggest checking online. There are still lots of girls wrap dresses and rompers, toddler dresses and tees and baby bodysuits.
If you’re looking for more popular items, like the blazer with DVF patches, we suggest looking outside the boundaries of Manhattan. At Short Hills Mall, in NJ, there was a consolidation of area merchandise that included the aforementioned blazer in a variety of sizes and the highly popular DVF printed baby bodysuit.
Alternatively, there’s always the option of stalking the store for returns. The East 85th Street Gap, only received two items in each size for the launch. By Thursday afternoon, the store was practically void of all merchandise. Returns started to trickle in this weekend and there will be many more once customers receive their Internet orders. After all, kids can be more picky than their parent’s when it comes to shopping.