Gap Inc. is an American clothing and accessories retailer founded in 1969 by Donald Fisher and Doris F. Fisher. The company’s headquarters is in San Francisco, California, and it operates four main divisions: Gap (its flagship brand), Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Athleta. Gap Inc. is the largest specialty retailer in the United States and the third largest globally, behind Inditex Group and H&M. As of early 2023, Gap employs approximately 95,000 people worldwide. The company was inspired by the success of “The Tower of Shoes,” which drew crowds by advertising that no matter what brand, style, or size of shoes a woman could want, it was available at the store. Fisher wanted to copy this business model and apply it to Levi’s products, knowing that even Macy’s, the biggest Levi’s customer at the time, was constantly running out of the best-selling Levi’s sizes and colors.