Our bright and fresh spring collection available in stores and online.
Our fresh new collection now available in stores and online.
The Banana Republic Mad Men® Collection now available in-store and online.
The Banana Republic Mad Men® Collection now available in-store and online.
The 2013 Banana Republic Mad Men® Collection
Designed exclusively by Banana Republic in collaboration with Mad Men® costume designer Janie Bryant — a modern take on the razor-sharp tailoring and polished silhouettes of 1960s style. Our mad new collection, now available in-stores and online.
What works? Perfect patterns and textures.Think graphic houndstooth, herringbone tweed and nubby wool. Work or weekend, fall’s most stylish pieces let you think (and dress) outside the clock. Click read more below to see the rest of the campaign with models Caroline Trentini and Noah MIlls, photographed by Carter Smith. [[MORE]] Our knotty new collection — in stores now.
August 2012: Upgrade Your Style
Welcome to the new business class. Everything you need to elevate your wardrobe this fall. Dress to impress no matter the itinerary—or the time zone. Your boarding pass to style starts here. Just landed—our new August collection now in stores.
Landing a New Look
Wonder what goes into redesigning the uniforms for an airline as cool as Virgin America? Watch the video below to see how 30 Banana Republic designers divided up into 6 teams to compete for the honor of upgrading the uniforms of the world’s most stylish airline.
Banana Republic & Virgin America: First Class...
We’ve taken our modern-sleek style to new altitudes! Banana Republic is proud to have designed the fashionable new collection of utility-chic uniforms for Virgin America, America’s most stylish airline. There are dozens of pieces, including accessories, for the crew to choose from. Get a sneak peek below or check them out on your next flight (starting Wednesday, August 8th). [[MORE]] ...
Meet Ashley—In 16 colors, patterns and textures, our new Ashley ballet flats are a shoe-in. Arriving in stores next week, be on the look out for your new favorite pair or walk out with the whole collection. 1. Tortoise 2. Maize 3. Bronze 4. Flame Red 5. Houndstooth 6. Indigo 7. Leopard 8. Black 9. Oxblood 10. Gold 11. Orange 12. Grey Exotic 13. Marino 14. Pewter 15. New Cognac 16....
July 2012: Behind the Scenes
We thought it was about time to show you what went on behind the scenes at our July 2012 photo shoot. Check out a few snapshots of models Caroline Ribeiro and Noah MIlls on set with photographer Andreas Sjödin and the Banana Republic team. 1. A quick touch up. 2. Caroline in a fitting with stylist Laura Ferrara 3. Working (it) on set. 4. Noah at fitting. 5. Overseeing selects. 6. Creative...
Summer Q&A with Noah Mills
While between shots on our July photo shoot, we cornered model Noah Mills to find out his essentials for summer. Check out the Q&A below. Banana Republic: When you think of summer, the first thing that comes to mind is? Noah: A fresh water river. BR: What are your three must haves for summer? Noah: White tennis shoes. A good retro bathing suit. Good shades. BR: What keeps you cool in the...
Summer Q&A with Caroline Ribeiro
We booked some time with model Caroline Ribeiro during our July photo shoot to find out her favorite must haves for summer. Check out the Q&A below. Banana Republic: When you think of summer, the first thing that comes to mind is? Caroline: Color. BR: What are your three must haves for summer? Caroline: A bikini. A pretty dress. Sandals. BR: What keeps you cool in the summer? Caroline:...
July 2012: Desk to Dinner
Our new collection is all about celebrating day-to-night-style. Modern pieces made to go from coffee to cocktails, day to date — desk to dinner. Buttoned up or down, it all adds up to twice the chic. Our delicious new collection, now available in stores and online.
Hadrian's Summer Mix
Our Senior Visual Manager Hadrian is back with another playlist for the season. This time around, it’s all about mellow summer sounds that will make your Fourth of July one to remember. Family of the Year — Summer Girl Grizzly Bear — Sleeping Ute Electric Guest — Awake Tanlines — All of Me Cat Power — Ruin Mike Snow — Pretender Yuna — See You Go Grimes — Genesis Michael Kiwanuka — I’m...
We're (Still) Mad for Janie Bryant
Recently, InStyle caught up with Mad Men costume designer and Banana Republic Mad Men Collection collaborator Janie Bryant to get all the details on the women’s wardrobes from season five. We love the careful thought put into each outfit as it pertains to the characters and storylines. From InStyle: Episode 9, Dark Shadows Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) and Betty Francis (January Jones) ...
The Kaufmann House
For our Summer 2012 and Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection photoshoots, finding the right location was a crucial detail. Fortunately, we were able to photograph both campaigns at the famous Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs. We can’t think of any other place we’d rather be this summer. Designed by Richard Neutra and built in 1946, the home gained fame for its mid-century architecture...
Oh So Coco
We’re beyond smitten with Coco Rocha. She’s one of our favorite models and the star of our Summer 2012 and Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection campaigns. When she recently gave us a shout out on her popular tumblr, we thought it the perfect time to catch up. Banana Republic: Are you still shocked/excited when you see yourself on a billboard? Coco: It’s still a really unique and bizarre...
Lookbook: Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection
Looking for help navigating the new Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection? Look no further. Check out our lookbook below to see all five fabulous patterns with a little note from Trina herself. “The best thing about the collaboration with Banana Republic? Mixing my favorite signature prints and their famously clean lines. The result is a happy wardrobe that makes a colorful splash for...
In case you missed it (and with bold, colorful prints like these how could you?) our Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection launched in stores and online today. Check out this interview with Trina herself on Access Hollywood where she discusses how the collection came to be and her design inspiration. Go ahead, play with print.
Summer 2012: Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection
5 signature prints. 60 modern pieces. 100% summertime chic. Our new collection created exclusively in collaboration with designer Trina Turk is a match made in summer—where colorful prints and clean lines come together in one covet-worthy wardrobe of dresses, swimwear, shorts and accessories. Click read more below to see the entire campaign with model Coco Rocha. Photographed by Carter...
Wild About Blue
Our new men’s fragrance Wildblue is seriously cool (and hot) for summer. To celebrate the launch of the refreshing marine–inspired scent, Banana Republic Creative Director Simon Kneen and perfumer Jean Claude Delville of Drom co-hosted a fabulous launch party at The Standard East Village in NYC. To find out more about Wildblue, we chatted up merchandise manager JoEllen D. Check out the Q+A...
Speaking of going to the dogs, how cute is this photo from our Summer 2012 collection featuring the new Digby Brogue? In sandy suede, or full-grain leather (black or camel) this oxford has become a favorite of the men in our office this season. Call it puppy love.
The Dog Days of Summer are upon us. Our cure? Man’s best friend and a playful print! That’s why we teamed up with the ASPCA for our Trina Turk Collection launch video. (If this doesn’t brighten your day, nothing will.) The Banana Republic Train Turk Collection launches June 7th in-store and online.
Our Spring/Summer 2012 Presentation
Sharing some beautiful photographs of our Spring/Summer 2012 presentation via From Me To You. fromme-toyou: At a presentation on Manhattan’s West Side, Banana Republic showcased their range of looks for spring and summer. From dapper suits and sweet summer dresses to safari looking day wear, they have us covered from date night to globe trotting…
Taylor Stitch x Banana Republic
It’s a match made in San Francisco—Banana Republic and local clothier Taylor Stitch have come together to create one ultra-cool custom-shirting collaboration. Made in the USA, this limited-edition collection is exclusively available at our San Francisco Grant Street Flagship. Ready to play designer? It’s quick and easy—just choose your fabric, collar, buttons and pockets, etc. and create your...
Sneak Peek: Trina Turk & Banana Republic
No doubt by now you’ve heard the news, Banana Republic and Trina Turk have collaborated for an amazing Summer 2012 capsule collection! Get ready to cool off in a mix of colorful prints and modern classics this June. While we can’t show you everything just yet, we thought a little tease wouldn’t hurt. Check out just one of the looks from our upcoming collection below. Ready to...
Take a Piqué
Summer essential — we’ve reenginered our Signature Polo for the season and made it the must-have item for every guy’s closet. Updated with a longer, slimmer fit and in our softest piqué cotton, this seasonal staple is available in 21 colors for maximum versatility. Featuring our signature elephant logo, side vents and sporty stripe detailing, it’s the perfect piece for...
Summer 2012: Summer Hours
Days are brighter. Nights are beyond cool. And summer style is perfectly polished — from lunch hour to happy hour. Linen rules, patio dresses play in fresh color and pattern for women and blazers work (and play) for men. Click read more below to see our entire Summer Hours campaign with models Coco Rocha and David Gandy, photographed by Carter Smith. [[MORE]] Our bright...
Behind the Scenes: Summer Hours. Summer 2012
Summer is on the horizon and with our new collection about to launch we thought it was a great time to share some behind-the-scenes shots of our new campaign. Take a sneak peek at some of our hot new looks with models Coco Rocha and David Gandy, on set with photographer Carter Smith.
The No. 1 Pencil Skirt
Whether with a cropped cardigan at Sunday Brunch or a long trench for work, the versatile pencil skirt always looks sharp. Our favorite way to make a point for spring and summer? Sporting pencils in fresh patterns and prints. Go wild in Ikat, demure in basketweave and utterly chic in citrus-colored florals.
The Khaki Utility Blazer
One jacket. Four pockets. All sorts of useful. Dressed up or down, freshly pressed or a last-minute layer, this is your new staple. You may not immediately think office sleek but you’ll command all the right kind of attention when you pair this military-inspired jacket with a crisp white shirt and tie. After 5? Ditch the knot, throw on a crewneck and head directly to happy hour....
Behind the Scenes: Accessories Styling
Earlier this week we posted about some of our favorite accessories for the season. While we’re on the subject, we thought it was a good time to catch up with stylist Nissa Quanstrom who helped make our April pieces pop. Check out the Q&A below (along with some behind-the-scenes photos) and get Nissa’s take on styling, inspiration, and this summer’s must haves! Banana...
Spring’s big safari statement calls for accent pieces that pop. Go for the summer gold with winners like our Sleek Midas Cuff and Cut-Out Bracelet (below). Score a 10 by piling on your gold with other metals and materials —wood, leather, resin—for a textured look that’s unexpected and polished.
Think Outside the (Light) Box
We were so charmed by this video promoting Google in Japan that we couldn’t help but share. Fashion Show with Google from Robbin Waldemar on Vimeo. We love the idea of taking something from the everyday and rethinking creative and fun new uses for it. Now anyone have a light projector they can loan us for the weekend?
The New Sateen Suit
Mix, match and smile — we’ve redefined the three-piece suit, in our favorite stretch sateen. Mix and match the blazer, pant, pencil skirt and shorts for endless outfits. Perfection on the clock — and off. The Sateen Jacket is versatile with a capital V. Polished perfection paired with any matching bottom—and utterly modern as a cover to your favorite tees and denim. Super fresh for the season,...
Behind the Scenes: Fall/Holiday 2012 Collection
Our upcoming Fall/Holiday 2012 Collection previewed to a great response earlier this week in New York. A packed house filled with fashion editors, bloggers and media took in the new collection with its sophisticated leather offerings and equestrian inspiration. Lively pops of color and plush tactile finishes combined with clean multitasking separates balance the charm of the country with the...
The Essential Spring Blazer
Whether it’s the job, the lady, or just a healthy dose of confidence you’re after, a properly fitting blazer is key. Sure, size matters. Here are a few things to keep in mind: Shoulders should not extend more than 1/2” past your shoulder. Cuffs should end 1/2” to 3/4” before hitting your hand. Length should hit at the point where your fingertips fall when standing naturally. Herringbone...
On trend for spring — lemon. Lime. A burst of orange. Citrus is always refreshing. We like ours with a twist of khaki. The result? A sophisticated pallette that’s 100 percent fresh. 1. Adding a pop of citrus is a cinch — just buckle into the bright Lizard Skinny Belt. 2. The Sleeveless Safari Blouse in chartreuse is a super cool hue and pairs to perfection with the floral Mirabelle Blooms...
Spring 2012: Desktop Safari
Welcome to the jungle. This season’s strongest suits? Polished pieces that walk on the wild side. Instead of workwear, think: what works? Introducing a collection of versatile, safari inspired pieces — classically refined, creatively redefined. We dare you to mix, not match, for endless texture, contrast and style (oh my!) Let the hunt begin. The Spring 2012 Desktop Safari collection —...
Accessories in Bloom
Spring and summer are on the horizon and bringing with them fresh new trends for one of our favorite accessories — jewelry. We caught up with our senior merchandise manager Robin S. to get her philosophy on accessories, favorite picks from the new collection and a sneak peek at what’s in store for fall. Banana Republic: What are the top jewelry trends for spring and summer? Robin S.: We...
The local letterpress legends of Hello!Lucky are just one of the San Francisco based small businesses participating the latest SF Made pop-up shop. Being such big fans, we thought we’d press the issue to find out what goes into making such stunning stationery. Banana Republic: How have you enjoyed being part of Banana Republic’s SFMade pop-up shop? Hello!Lucky: We love being a part...
Riding high on the success of our new spring Mad Men Collection, we wondered how much higher we could get? How about 35,000 ft! We partnered with Virgin America for a surprise, pop-up fashion show on a JFK to LAX flight. Check out the surprised and excited passengers of Flight 407 as they experience this once-in-a-lifetime in-flight experience. Now departing — destination fabulous.
Cataloging Our History
While exploring the Banana Republic archives recently, Jason B. from our social media team put together a brilliant collection of ephemera from our past. Check out these classic catalog pages from 1988, as we take a moment to reflect on our heritage.
A Lesson in Denim
Recently, we came across a series of web videos featuring vintage clothing connoisseur Christian Quaglia in his Stockholm shop, Herr Judit. Here, Christian discusses caring for denim coupled with an interesting background story on the origins of the word itself.