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After 4 years as president (and 24 years with the company), Gap head honcho Marka Hansen is stepping down and leaving the brand. Her stint as prez has been anything but smooth, so it’s not a huge surprise she’s making an exit.
After a week of insisting that replacing its old logo with something more modern was indeed a good move, the Gap has swallowed a corporate-sized pill and decided to stick with its old logo.
What happened this week? So many things! Gap got an ugly logo and Alexa Chung wore ugly flats. Lady Gaga continues to be pantless in airports, Abercrombie will lower your sperm count, Kanye loves him some models — and much, much more.
Marka Hansen, president of Gap North America, took some time out of her busy, brand-ruining schedule to explain why her company decided to change its logo on Monday. Or at least that’s what she said she was going to do in a message written for The Huffington Post. Instead, she was mostly very coy and told us what we already suspected: The Gap is an old brand, and because of that she thought it needed a facelift.