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.


  • Suzanne on January 5, 2012

    Also label this page ‘jumpsuit’! I remember seeing these catalogues and loving them when they were just 2-tone, especially the big Livingstone cover. I don’t remember if I first saw one from my brother or college roommate. And I REALLY WANTED THAT JUMPSUIT!!! Do you know when it was first in the catalogue? I remember adventurously driving all the way across New Jersey to the Princeton store not long after it opened (I think) to try on and buy the jumpsuit and a belt. I was in high school or college, and had never done that drive before. As mentioned elsewhere, I wanted the jumpsuit, but didn’t actually have the daring to wear it more than 3 or 4 times. Oh, how meek I was.

  • Cynthia Closkey on November 2, 2012

    I’ve been wearing my ox horn bracelets lately, so I wrote a post about them: http://www.mybrilliantmistakes.com/2012/11/happily-imperfect/

    They’ve held up well over the years. I notice that one has a little split developing between the rings that make the horn, but overall they’ve weathered time nicely.

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