Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!! This festive cover of the Banana Republic employee newsletter Communiqué features a celebrating Livingstone Zebra in 1986, how cool is that?

Thanks for following Abandoned Republic this year. Keeping up the blog has been a VERY welcome distraction from the tedium and misery of 2020, and engaging with other BR Fanatics makes it so worthwhile. Thanks to those who have contributed pictures from their collection and those who have commented and shared their memories. I hope you’ve been entertained and maybe even inspired to collect some cool stuff from the Travel & Safari Company we love.

Here’s to a better 2021 and more collecting fun!

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.


  • Darin Mangum on January 11, 2021

    Love the old vintage BR days! 🙂
    How (and why) in the world did they lose their original authenticity???
    Thanks for the memories of their glory days! 🙂

    • Robyn Adams on January 13, 2021

      Thank you! 🙂

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