founded by Mel and Patricia Ziegler
belongs to Gap Inc.
about Delivering elevated design and luxurious fabrications at approachable prices, Banana Republic has been credited with helping make fashion more accessible. The brand offers elevated essentials and sophisticated seasonal collections of accessories, shoes, personal care products and intimate apparel.
Banana Republic was founded in 1978 by Mel and Patricia Ziegler in Mill Valley, California, as a purveyor of military surplus clothing and safari adventure wear. As Banana Republic expanded its retail operation, it became known for the themed decoration in its stores, often featuring authentic elements, such as real Jeeps and foliage.
Gap Inc. acquired Banana Republic in 1983, eventually rebranding it as a mainstream luxury clothing retailer for men and women.
With its headquarters in San Francisco, today Banana Republic has more than 500 stores in the United States, Canada and Japan as well as franchises in Bahrain, Indonesia, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Muscat, Oman and Turkey.
Banana Republic opened its first European store on Regent Street, London in March 2008, its second store in December 2009 at Brent Cross Shopping Centre, London and its third store in April 2010 in Covent Garden, London.
Today Banana Republic is an accessible luxury brand, offering high-quality apparel and accessories collections for men and women.
Banana Republic is an accessible luxury brand inspired by life in the City. It offers stylish essentials and sophisticated seasonal collections for men and women. From work to casual occasions, Banana Republic is the home of covetable, uncomplicated style.
Banana Republic has always focused on great working wardrobe solutions for men and women - producing high quality classics, with modern silhouettes and proportions that nod to trends but are not dictated by them.