I grabbed this froma Yahoo news story. Been looking for a while to find a picture of the old BR stores. Please share any photos you may have!
Click here for the latest articles coming out about Wild Company, the Ziegler’s Memoir.
Here’s a smattering of earlier articles I’ve found online about Banana Republic’s history:
Wikipedia’s Banana Republic entry:
Here’s a video clip from a Mel Zeigler speaking engagement in which he shares some great anecdotes from Banana Republic’s early days. Wish they’d have panned to the screen to show the photos!
Here’s a fantastic blog post that appeared the same week that I launched this site. Banana Republic Summer 1985
1987: Adventurous Shoppers Find Niche at Specialty Stores : The Experience Is Like an E-Ticket Ride at Disneyland
These two tell a story, eh? La Times, March 1988: BR Launches Travel Magazine One month later: LA Times, April 1988: BR Founder’s Resign
Mel and Patricia Ziegler
Life has been a grand safari for the founders of Banana Republic
New York Times: AT HOME WITH/MEL AND PATRICIA ZIEGLER; About to Hatch Their Third Republic
And lastly, Oprah has this: Amazing but True
Regarding the rebranding of Banana Republic: