It turns out Wednesday’s Gapmerican Apparel quip is no coincidence. Gap’s go to design agency has slowly been morphing Gap ads into American Apparel style concepts over the past number of years, sans the smutty pics.

Gap 2009:

Gap ad

American Apparel 2008:

American Apparel ad

Competitive hommage? How very, very peculiar.

And we’re not the first to notice.