Gap was the “apparel company in San Francisco” that I referenced in my posts. I got as far as the hiring manager phone interview. I am naming names as I received a very nice rejection e-mail from them today as they have chosen to pursue another candidate. It is rare to get closure from a company.
I really enjoyed my conversations with them and they were exceptionally respectful during the process. They have also done a lot to improve the company over the last few years and it is reflected in their financials.
Seems like a great place to work, and a beautiful city, too!