Big Gap brings out the stars for an evening of shopping, champagne-sipping and snapping

PUBLISHED : Monday, 12 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 12 December, 2011, 12:00am


The Gap store opening last week boasted a guest entrance queue longer than the lines for Disneyland rides at weekends. Though by no means the first Gap shop in Greater China (Shanghai and Beijing each have four), the Hong Kong flagship impresses with its size, spanning 15,000 sq ft over four floors, and including Gap adult, GapKids, babyGap and GapBody.

The Let's Gap Together campaign poster boys and girls turned out in force, including Wing Shya, who was photographed with photographer Annie Leibovitz, and the Taiwanese pop sensation Jolin Tsai Yilin, who shared a poster with the American R&B crooner Usher.

Tsai, armed with her one-night-only 30 per cent discount privilege, was ready to shop - but not for herself: 'My first stop will be Baby Gap, for my nephew. Also, many of my friends have babies now, so that's my focus for gift shopping tonight.'

The singer, along with model-mum trio Qiqi, Janet Ma and Almen Wong, made a beeline for the children's department, while hundreds of other guests drank champagne, danced and played around in the special photo booth, uploading snaps from the event onto social networking sites late into the night.