Banana Republic Catalogue #3 1980 Winter/Spring (Tiger)

Banana Republic Catalogue #3 1980 Winter/Spring (Tiger)

 The third catalogue features a very striking tiger drawing from Patrica Gwilliam and it showcases a growing company in the hands of two excited (and no doubt exhausted) entrepreneurs.  One of the items that jumped out at me is the Australian Bush Jacket, which I believe is the piece that inspired the entire business when Mel returned from down under with a jacket that Patricia modified. 

Jungle fatigues for kids! I can only imagine what the origins of this surplus item were. Are they truly designed for kids or did they get a deal on very small sized uniforms?

 The catalog has a number of small surplus items such as foot powder or sunburn cream. Many of these are still easy to find and are presumably the same items as BR was selling. 

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  • Chris Rehm on August 8, 2019

    It’s a shame they sold it! They had a fabulous and unique store. I loved getting their catalogs every month… and buying from them! In the end Corporate changed it into a cardboard cliche of what it had been originally.

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