History

From day one, Old Navy was a revolution. We were something the world had never seen — fabulous, affordable fashion for everyone. We opened our first store in 1994 and were the fastest retailer to reach $1 billion in sales within four years. Today, we're one of the largest apparel brands in the world.

celebrating 25 years screenprint
sketch of store front

1994

Old Navy opens its first store in Colma, CA

Rockettes chorus line

1995

Manhattan flagship opens, Rockettes perform

Carrie Donovan

1996

Performance Fleece becomes a household name. Carrie Donovan declares it ‘fabulous!’

Old Navy Kids in-store display

1997

First retailer to reach $1 billion in sales within four years of opening

large group photo

2001

Old Navy launches in Canada

woman smiling

2005

‘$1 Flip Flop Sale’ causes a flip flop frenzy. Kicks off a yearly tradition

two women lay on yoga mats

2011

Old Navy Active hits stores

women with different color pants and shoes lay in circle to create a color wheel

2012

The Rockstar debuts, becoming our best selling jean to date

screenshot of oldnavy.com

2015

oldnavy.com hits $1B in sales

old navy logo projected on the side of a building

2006

Old Navy opens its Mexico City flagship in Madero

Old Navy storefront

2017

Old Navy unveils its biggest store yet, smack dab in Times Square

Two models wearing purple flag tees in honor of Old Navy's 25th Anniversary

2019

Old Navy celebrates 25 years of belonging with a purple 4th of July.