Gap Inc. announced that Sandra Stangl will join Gap Inc. as the new President and CEO of Banana Republic, as the brand redefines affordable luxury.
“Gap Inc. has significant opportunity to grow our purpose-led, billion-dollar lifestyle brands through the power of our platform, sophisticated end-to-end capabilities and by harnessing the advantages that come with operating a portfolio that targets 80 percent of the addressable apparel market,” said Sonia Syngal, CEO of Gap Inc. “With the addition of Sandra, a strong industry veteran and proven creator, I have even greater confidence in our ability to deliver against our Power Plan 2023 as we steer the company into the future.”
Sandra Stangl is a strong creative leader known for delivering design vision, brand expansions and financial results. During her 23 years at Williams Sonoma, she held numerous leadership positions including President, Pottery Barn Brands and launched two iconic brands – Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen. Stangl was President, Chief Merchandising & New Business Development Officer for Restoration Hardware where she led new assortment, inventory and quality strategies enhancing the customer experience. Most recently, she cofounded and was the Chief Merchant of MINE, a disruptive pure-play home business. Stangl will bring the agility and strategic orientation of a tenured retail executive and entrepreneurial leadership to Banana Republic when she joins in December 2020.