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Love It or Leave It: Gap's Euro Collection

Gap introduced a limited edition European Collection exclusively online. It's described as traditional Gap with an international flair, courtesy of European designers.

We see it as Gap's attempt to bring more fashion-forward items to it's customers, and maybe reel in a few fashionistas who wouldn't normally give a hoot about Gap clothing.

There are some yummy knits and flirty dresses, but The European Collection is not much different than regular Gap, except maybe the styling and photography. Prices range from $29.50 for a ruffled henley tee, to $350 for a leather bomber jacket.

What do you think? Love it or Leave it?

Featured above: Cotton cashmere wide-striped dress, $78.00

Threadless Store Opens in Chicago

Chicagoans need not go nude anymore: Chicago-based t-shirt collective just opened their first brick-and-mortar store in the Windy City.

We can't wait to check it out since we've been big fans of their online store for years (Where else would we shop for our lovable 1337 bf?). Let's face it, we're a T-shirt generation living in a T-shirt world and we might as well wear the coolest ones we can find.

The best thing about Threadless is that the shirt designs come from the community—users can submit ideas and vote on their favorite designs. This results in an amazing amount of super-creative expressions with something for everyone—silly, saucy, sensitive, smartass, just plain nerdy—you name it.

The store is going to be busy teaching design classes, hosting galleries with Threadless artist's work, having real-world group critiques and other various events. Rock on, Threadless.

Get more info on Threadless Chicago. >>