We recently opened our first store in Paris on the famed Avenue des Champs Élysées, no less. Of course, we threw a magnificent fete with full-on red carpet to celebrate our French debut. Ooh la la!
The most fashionable Parisians, including the mayor, top fashion editors and celebrities, toasted our arrival, enjoyed a Banana Republic fashion show and shopped the night away. By closing time, 5200 people had walked through the doors … having thoroughly enjoyed the latest fashions — from America with style.
1. Ribbon cutting 2. Singer, Elodie Frégé 3. François Lebel, Mayor of the 8th district of Paris 4. Store interior 5. BR brand ambassadors, Antoine de Caunes and Daphné Roulier with actress and producer Julie Gayet 6. Queue to enter 7. Fabulous hat 8. To the next level 9. Shoppers delight