I just realized that I bought a a few months back that is about to expire. Lucky for me, the deal is for $50 to the Gap. The caveat to this deal is that I need to spend it soon, as the expiration date is looming. Though my visits to the Gap are less frequent these days, I’ve always held a special place for it in my heart since childhood. I loved Gap hand-me-downs from my sister almost as much as I loved stealing her own tops that were easily three sizes too big on me. (But, I wore them anyway. It was the early 90s and practically everything was worn three sizes too big.) When I begged my mom to take me to the mall when I was a wee middle-schooler, the first stop was always the Gap. However, I didn’t only shop there for their hip, logo sweatshirts; I really loved using their iconic, blue, plastic bags to carry my gym clothes in junior high–in fact, I insisted upon it. Ah, the frivolity of youth. If I could tell my 6th grade self anything, I think it would be: ‘It doesn’t matter if you carry a Gap bag to school–no one will think you’re cooler.’
*clockwise from top left – all photos via the Gap
Anyway, whenever a deadline is put upon a situation such as this, I get anxious. Will you help me choose?