1982 Sale Flier

I first saw this piece in an in-store framed picture and assumed it was a catalog cover like the other framed pictures in my collection. When I finally got to see the whole piece it was revealed that all of the product was only available in the Mill Valley or Polk Street stores and not through mail order, so I consider it to be a sale flier rather than a catalog. In either case, as with all things pre-1984 it’s extremely rare and unique.

The flier features drawings of clothes in a line up of and has a symbol key with designations for “authentic” (surplus), all cotton, water-proof, etc. These should all be Patricia Gwilliam Ziegler drawings as she was still the only staff artist at the time as far as I know. The cover has a charming cartoon with her Gwilliam signature.

A copy of this flier is FOR SALE in the ABR Shop.

About The Author

Robyn Adams
Robyn's fascination with Banana Republic began in 1984 when her Alaskan adventurer father began buying the clothing and giving her the catalogs. She loved the clothes and as an artist she was drawn to the illustrations. She went on to study illustration at art college in BR's hometown of San Francisco and worked for years as a background artist for animation. She is now based in Oakland, CA as a graphic designer and illustrator with Secret Fan Base . She's been collecting and archiving at Abandoned Republic since 2011.

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