Banana Republic Catalog No. 33 Fall 1987

Banana Republic Catalog 33 Fall 1987 Cover by An-Ching Chang

After hiking the Inca Trail in Fall 1986 we hit the Road to Mandalay for Fall 1987’s Catalog No. 33. This striking cover was done by BR staff artist An-Ching Chang.

The travelogue from Mel and Patricia’s journey to Burma is a great read and reminds me of the Soviet Safari as they navigate past an authoritarian regime to get a taste of real life for the people of this fascinating land.

The clothing and illustration continues to become more sophisticated and slick but retains the flavor of classic BR. As usual, there are a number of new items featured in the first few front and back pages of the catalog.


  • Mark Bottitta on November 13, 2012

    This is my first catalog from BR. I still have it. I still love the art to this day. I have two more but they are from 1989, with photography by Kurt Markus. eally nice but not as good as one of these illustrated editions.

  • smoore on February 1, 2014

    I have many of these catalogs. Kept them because I love the art and design. Shopped there often and have alot of there clothes including a pith helmet. Would like to be able to find clothes like this again but have not had much luck. I want my old Banana Republic back.

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