Women’s Leather Money Belt

This attractive and practical english leather wallet and keychain belt is so perfectly Banana Republic Travel and Safari I’m surprised it wasn’t a staple of the catalogs for years. Instead, as blog-reader Eli pointed out, this was only seen in late 1986 (Fall and Holiday Update). Note the classic BR logo stamp on the backside. I have been doing a lot of collecting lately so my budget was thin and I let this piece go in a recent Abandoned Republic makes money from eBay links when you click and buy. I suspect I will regret it for some time to come. I’ll keep my eyes open in case another one surfaces.  

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  • Eli on February 10, 2018

    I didn’t let it go by! I had to laugh when I saw this post – I am waiting for it to show up in my mailbox! Thanks for not bidding against me, the minimum price was also my maximum 🙂 It IS in the catalogs in the mid 80s, but I’ve never seen it on eBay as a complete set, just the belt. I wanted you to know it’s going to a good home.

    Now if only a Gameskeeper bag shows up…

    • Robyn Adams on February 10, 2018

      HAHA! Congratulations, Eli! Yeah, I DO let things go by every now and then. Glad to know I’m not the only one who appreciates the rarities. You HAVE to tell me which catalog, though. I combed through my archive.

      I’ve seen Gamekeeper bag a couple of times. It will emerge again.

  • Eli on February 11, 2018

    It’s in Fall ’86 (#29) and the ’89 Holiday Update. It’s not in the Summer ’87 – I don’t have all the catalogs, but it seems it may not have lasted long!

  • Eli on February 11, 2018

    Whoops, that was supposed to be ’86 Holiday update…

  • Robyn Adams on February 12, 2018

    Oh for heaven’s sake, I’m blind as a bat! There it is. Oh thank you. I’ve updated the post with the new info.

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