Gap ( GPS) is going a step further than other retailers. The specialty retailer will be open on Thanksgiving Day, a new tradition it started last year. "Our customers have given us terrific feedback about the option of getting a head start on their shopping on Thanksgiving Day," said Tom Wyatt, president of Old Navy. "It's a fun environment for the whole family, and a welcome excursion for those looking to get ahead or take a break from the holiday festivities. This is a win-win for our brand and our shoppers alike." Nearly 1,000 Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores will remain open as families gather together to carve the turkey. Old Navy will keep 80% of its stores open, while 300 Gap Outlet and Banana Republic Factory, 116 namesake stores and 54 banana Republic locations will be ready for business.