Gap, GapKids & GapBaby

Gap, GapKids and BabyGap at Banbury’s Castle Quay.


Founded in San Francisco in 1969, Gap has become a leading global brand and first opened its doors in the UK in 1987, being the first store outside of the United States. It is a popular retailer for fashion for all ages: men, women, children and babies, and GapKids is specifically aimed at kids with style. Striving to be ‘one of the world’s greatest places to work’, they have won many awards for fashion and business, including seven times winner of Ethisphere Magazine’s World’s Most Ethical Company.


Their Story

In 1969, Don Fisher couldn’t find a pair of jeans to fit him. So what did he do? He opened his own store with his wife Doris. The name, ‘Gap’ referred to the ‘generation gap’, which was a term popular in the 60s for describing the differences between people of the younger and older generations. The Fishers’ aim was to create a brand that responded to customers’ needs with integrity and creativity, and that was committed to ethical practices and philanthropic work. They had no idea that the brand would become such a successful, world-wide company. GapKids was first opened in 1986, and has become a popular choice for children’s fashions.


Did you know…?

When they first opened in 1969 a pair of jeans cost around $7. There are about ten miles of their storefront windows around the world. They employ around 136,000 people globally. In 2004 they established a Clean Water Program to monitor the wastewater discharge in the denim laundries. Another programme they introduced is PACE (Personal Advancement, Career Enhancement), which helps to empower female workers in India and Sri Lanka.


The Banbury store

In Gap Banbury you will find all the usual high quality clothes, accessories and personal care items that make this store a leading global brand.

Where to find us?

In the Castle Quay Shopping Centre, next to the Market Place.

Kids Exclusive

Kids Exclusive Department Store

From twelve minutes to twelve years, always Kids Exclusive

Kids Exclusive Department Store

As well as our range of new clothes on our ground floor, we also now buy and sell any kids’ clothing for between 0 and 5 years, so if you have bought something for a special occasion that you know is only going to be worn once, it doesn’t have to be an expensive one-off that will spend the rest of its life in the back of a drawer or the attic.   As long as it is still in good condition, bring it back to us; we will buy it back from you and sell it on to be used again.  We don’t just take clothing; we also buy and sell shoes, prams, push chairs, cots, baths, toys, baby bouncers, books and more. Kids Exclusive

Weddings and much more …

Everyone loves a wedding, and of course the main focus is the bride.  But who doesn’t also love a young bridesmaid or page boy for that special ‘Aah’ moment?  And its lovely to see all the invited children at a wedding all dressed up in smart or pretty clothes.  At Kids Exclusive we specialise in kids’ clothes for weddings and all special occasions, so you can be sure they will look their best on the day.

The kids wedding specialist …

We offer a wide range of clothes for children from 0 to 12: bridesmaid dresses, page boy suits and a full range of special occasion clothes to suit the day.  We also offer a complete measuring and fitting service so you can be sure that each suit and dress fits perfectly on the big day.  Our tailoring and seamstress service also offers a follow-up appointment for any last minute final alterations.


Christening soon?

And we offer so much more than just wedding clothes; we also have a wide range of christening clothes, including some ‘good-as-new’ second hand clothing from as little as £1.  Our full christening range is on the first floor, catering from the new-born up to 14 years.

For all special occasions involving children, we have the dress or suit to fit, whether it’s a communion, confirmation or any other special day, and all clothing can be altered to fit with our special tailoring service.


Latest news

You can keep up-to-date with our latest offers and promotions by visiting and ‘liking’ our Facebook page and our Twitter feed using the links below or better still visit us in Church Lane at the foot of Banbury’s Old Town.

Contact Us

Opening hours We are open from 10.30am until 5pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Wednesday’s and Sundays by appointment only.
Phone & text 01295 262112 OR SMS / Text : 07954 080313
Ages 0-12 years
Location 37-38 Church Lane, Banbury, OX16 5LX, opposite Betts Butchers
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