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October 12th, 2006

RED - oprah, bono, GAP - friday launch @ 08:54 pm

boriel:
hey there, i've never posted here before, and i know someone already posted about bono being on oprah, but i'm so excited about WHY he's on oprah, that i wanted to share.



so tomorrow bono, alicia keys, kanye west are all on oprah to launch product (RED). the reason i'm excited about this, is i went to my local GAP store the other day (in canada), and asked if they knew anything about it, and instead of the expected 'huh, whats that?' i got a very enthusiastic manager who told me the RED products were already in the store, but wont be on sale till friday launch day.

GAP has all kinds of stuff - reasonable priced stuff - all red. the tshirts are 30 bucks, they have hoodies with red lining, jeans with red piping, canvas book bags (that i want) and the manager said a red bag that said RED all over it in different languages - even her native Turkish (which was why she was so excited). the tshirts are more like an acid wash red (very nice, and i hate red btw) and are made from organic cotton. fair trade, made in africa, by african cotton, and african workers who are paid a decent wage, and get free medical coverage and free aids meds.

and...GAP gives half of everything bought, to the Global fund for Hiv/Aids meds... they're the highest out of all the RED merchants (Armani gives 40%, Converse 15% and motorola is the lowest at about 3%). And the manager told me that GAP has a 5 yr agreement for this product. this is fantastic news.

so yeah.. bono's on oprah tomorrow. i'm setting the vcr so i can watch it later. catch it if you can, if you have a GAP near you, just go have a look... they also have the affordable RED bracelets and some places might have bandanas.
 
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From:leelee_cakes
Date:October 13th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
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Yay! Whereabouts in Canada are you from, if you don't mind my asking? I'm just outside of Vancouver and I was figuring that if they were in Canada, they'd mostly be out East.
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From:boriel
Date:October 13th, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
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Gap at Lougheed Mall has RED, so does GAP at Coquitlam Center... so they're sure to have RED near vancouver as well.
From:leelee_cakes
Date:October 13th, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)
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Well, I'm off to Coquitlam Centre tomorrow it seems *G*
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From:boriel
Date:October 13th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
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pacific center, robson street, oakridge, metropolis... all have GAP. i found a store locater map at their website.. one of those might be closer to you - and one at guildford too.
From:leelee_cakes
Date:October 13th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
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Hmmm. Well, I hope they have more instore than just what's up on the site right now, cause I really want something that says "Inspi(red)" rather than the women's "Bo(red)".
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From:boriel
Date:October 13th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC)
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they had inspired (my favorite too) in a tank top for women, but also in a tshirt for men. i like that leather bracelet too - i think i can afford that :)
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From:smurphy487
Date:October 13th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
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I am waiting for the stuff to go on sale...watching the web site
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From:boriel
Date:October 13th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
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ah... good idea! might find that not all GAPs carry all the product line.. i'm sure canada and usa might have different stuff.
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From:smurphy487
Date:October 13th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
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web site has stuff up!!!!! WHEEEEEEEEE
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From:boriel
Date:October 13th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
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denim tote with RED all over it, canvas bag, red leather motorcycle jacket, grey hoodie sweater, nifty leather bracelet... oooh. i need to go back to work and make some money! link: http://www.gap.com/browse/home.do?cid=16591

btw... converse has their shoes up on their site too... the african mud cloth are nearly 300 bucks, but you can get a pair of normal RED brand chucks for 60.00. normal price. you can even design your own.
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From:smurphy487
Date:October 13th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
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oreded a red tank (for Hawaii)...reverse sweater...and a t-shirt with Bo(red)

I have been WAITING for months to support this....and now I can wear this with pride because I fear it will sell out fast
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From:boriel
Date:October 13th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
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i think i want a red tshirt for hawaii as well, although i had thoughts of designing my own for the concert... a cross between a ONe shirt and a RED shirt. just have to figure out how to use cafe press :0

i'm thinking a red canvas bag for the beach though, depending on how big it is, i dont want a huge bag.
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From:notasecretagent
Date:October 13th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
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There's bags?! *freaks out with excitement*
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From:boriel
Date:October 13th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
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yep. canvas book bag looks fab. not sure about the one with all the RED lettering on it, havent seen it yet :)
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From:boriel
Date:October 13th, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)
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http://www.gap.com/browse/home.do?cid=16591 just saw it.. the stuff is up on their website. its dark blue denim with RED words all over it.
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From:lastrega
Date:October 13th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
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Does anyone know if the products will be available in Australia? Or at least online?
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From:boriel
Date:October 13th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
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go here: http://www.gap.com/browse/home.do?cid=16591 i think you can order on line.. seems to be that way.
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From:lastrega
Date:October 13th, 2006 08:34 am (UTC)
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Sadly they don't ship internationally. We don't have Gap stores here as far as I know. Shame, cos the products look awesome.
From:sabneraznik
Date:October 13th, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)
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Welcome!
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From:lydia_petze
Date:October 13th, 2006 06:14 am (UTC)
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Apropos of nothing, their picture of Don Cheadle....

/dies of horny
From:classyrocker630
Date:October 13th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
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i got my braclet and t-shirt inspi(red) today!

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