Gap debuted its 1969 store in SoHo today, giving editors a first look at the premium denim shop. The first sign that this boutique is independent from its parent? Gap isn't mentioned in the store name. Creative director Patrick Robinson was there, handing out hugs and a thorough explanation of the concept. "This is truly 1969," he said, "where we can push the extremes of the 1969 brand. It's a whole new elevation of the product." The minimal boutique, complete with an iPad bar and jeans experts, will showcase exclusive denim made for the store, along with hand-chosen styling pieces from the Gap main collection and Gap's core denim collection. Expect premium fabrics from Italy and Japan, and more fashion-forward styles, with Gap prices. Currently, 1969's main focus is the flare, which is also Fab's obsession, with loads of styles and washes. When asked about collaborations, Patrick said they would consider carrying outside brands — "stuff we find and love" — and that collaborations on accessories would happen when they find "interesting people doing interesting things." Get a first glimpse at 1969 and some of the exclusive styles you'll be dying to get your hands on.
Remember Jazzercise? Well, it's making a comeback -- Seriously.
Jazzercise all began when Judi Sheppard Missett turned her love of jazz dance into a worldwide dance exercise phenomenon and founded the Jazzercise dance fitness program in 1969. The workout program combines a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and even kickboxing -- Everything follows the principal of when you love your workout, results come easy. Currently there is a network of 6,800 instructors teaching more than 30,000 classes weekly in 30 countries. In fact 2005/2006 was the company's most successful year so far!
Sweatbands and high cut, thong leotards optional.