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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  • Judd shank on January 20, 2020

    I just found this site. Thank you for all of this, though I am not sure when the last posting was. So I feel like I’m a little late to the party. I still have my Israeli Paratroopers Briefcase, which is still in great condition. And an old leather belt which is, well, not in such great condition. This brings back some amazing memories. I wish this level of originality was still around. What I’d give for one of those expedition shirts. Or just to stand in a store once more, taking in that vibe, surrounded by the sounds of the jungle. Thank you!!

    Judd Shank

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