A MATCH MADE IN WINE-MAKING HEAVEN
Since we’re partnering with Clos du Bois this holiday season, we jumped at the chance to ask their head wine-maker, Gary Sitton, a few questions. And he took us, quite literally, on a tour… 1. Grape leaves, 2. Corner Office, 3. Gary and Clos du Bois winemaking team, 4. Gary and grape grower Katie Sereni, 5. ‘The Usual’ at Jimtown Store in Healdsburg, 6. All in a...
I ♥ NYC
Last week, our graphic designer, Geoff, was climbing the corporate ladder (literally) attending his first photo shoot for our January 2012 collection. But this wasn’t the only first for him—up until now he’d never been to New York City! So how did he fare his first time in the Big Apple? Check out his photos and Q&A session below. 1. A Grand (Street) morning. 2. BR January 2012...
From Me to You …and Simon too.
Our very own Simon Kneen mixes it up with super cool From Me To You at the SP/SU Fashion Show. Check him out mid sketch …pretty moving! fromme-toyou: Sketching his vision for spring~ Creative Director Simon Kneen of Banana Republic
JUST IN: Behind the Doors of Banana Republic /...
Great news! This Spring/Summer 2012 behind the scenes post from blogger From Me to You just went live, and the photos look gorgeous! Enjoy! fromme-toyou: A team of talented people, an army of beautiful models, the most charming designer whose illustrations I’m obsessed with… Banana Republic opened their studio doors to capture the process from model fittings, styling, hair and makeup tests...
CLOS DU BOIS
This season we’ve partnered with Clos du Bois to create limited edition wine bottles with labels designed by our very own Creative Director Simon Kneen. We can’t wait to start the party —- Cheers! glamour: It’s never too early to start celebrating the holidays, especially when the wine bottles look this fabulous (and feature a smart phone scan-able code that unlocks a party...
HADRIAN'S FALL MIX
Our Senior Visual Manager, and after hours music guru, Hadrian, tunes into the season with his must-have Fall playlist. Listen up. Photo Lol Keegan 1. “Southern Point” (Grizzly Bear) / New York 2. “You’ll Disappear” (The Phenomenal Handclap Band) / New York 3. “Amor Fati” (Washed Out) / Atlanta, Georgia 4. “Guns and Horses” (Ellie...
9 TO 5 CHIC
(NOTES ON THE LUCKY DOZEN: The BR Monogram Sequin Pencil Skirt) We asked 9to5Chic to pick her favorite Lucky Dozen piece and work her magic with it. Ordinary? Never. Extraordinary? Always….read on for her style tips. Banana Republic (BR:) How would you describe your personal style? 9to5Chic: Simple: 9-to-5-Chic! I love finding new ways to bring personality into my work-wear. BR: Fashion...
100% CHIC FROM THE BOTTOM UP
This Fall don’t just skirt the issue, button things up. Our Madeline skirt is quite possibly the season’s favorite and is bound to be the common denominator to all your Fall toppers. Get busy. Get buttoned.
FALL IN LOVE WITH THE LUCKY DOZEN
13 KEY PIECES. 31 DAYS OF STYLE. Lucky Magazine is smitten with Banana Republic’s Fall Collection. Style Contributor Lori Bergamotto handpicked her 13 favorite pieces to star in 31 head-to-toe looks. Get inspired — and then style these chic essentials your way. Click here to check out 31 Days of Style.
GQ MAGAZINE / THE FALL FIVE
5 KEY PIECES. 10 DISTINCT LOOKS. Time to update your fall wardrobe with five new essentials. GQ Magazine’s Executive Merchandising Stylist Brett Fahlgren picks his must-have, most versatile pieces. Dressed up or down—it all adds up to five times the style. Click here to check out Brett’s STYLE LEDGER blog about The Fall Five.
WE (HEART) PETER LINDBERGH
Legendary photographer Peter Lindbergh spent two days of quality time with us on the Fall Campaign. Needless to say, we were inspired. Photo Donata Wenders Not only is he one of our favorite shutterbugs, but we’ve discovered he’s a writer too. Check out this essay unearthed from the deep recesses of his archives:
AT THE BOWERY
The Fall show staged at The Bowery Hotel in Manhattan’s LES had a great fall lineup. From industry faves and watercooler besties to our beloved design team, everyone was buzzing about everything Fall. 1. Vogue’s Virginia Smith & Meredith Melling Burke, 2. Harper’s Bazaar’s Glenda Bailey, 3. A Fine Frenzy’s Omar Cowan & Alison Sudol, 4. ELLE’s Kate...
It¹s not complicated—it¹s actually the opposite. Classic just works. Then. Now. Always. It¹s streamlined thinking and great looking. The crisp white shirt. The perfect tailored black pant. A new suit that speaks more to personal style than tradition. Because you know a thing or two about what works. Sure, they say clothes don’t make the man (or woman), but those rules don’t matter when...
THE GREAT WHITE SHIRT
Perhaps the single greatest invention. Add a modern twist and, voilà, timeless chic with a wink. Think ruffles in all the right places, a standout collar or playful polka dots. Dare to tuck it in—or untuck it for effortless style. Either way, make room for it for Fall forever.
FALL FOR COLOR
Choose a color, any color… Violet. Gold. Purple. The perfect shade of orange. Pair it with an amazing neutral and see how that color pops. Whether it’s a peek beneath a jacket or a bold splash that announces you as you enter a room, just add color. Simply brilliant for Fall. Ceramics Photo Jeffery Cross Pears Photo Gentl & Hyers
Our favorite fashion and style directors highlight what they’re loving most about this season’s collection. We know what we’ll be wearing!
WALK THIS WAY
Sit back and fall for all of it! Color, texture, classics with modern proportions. Our Fall/Holiday show leaves everything to be desired, because you’ll want it all. We do. Enjoy.
This season, we’re loving The Anna Ballet Flat. Wear them to work, go out — and then curl up and watch Black Swan. You won’t believe how comfy chic can be. You may never wear heels again. On point — and in every color and texture imaginable…
ALL ABOUT ALISON
Alison Sudol is the leader of A Fine Frenzy. She’s cool. She can sing like an ethereal songbird with real big stories to tell. And she looks like an angel on the edge. We’re smitten and want to know all about her. What inspires her. Where she spends a perfect day. And oh yeah, what she’s wearing right now! Photo angela+ithyle