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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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  • John Cameron McClain on January 16, 2020

    I’ve tried to explain to friends what it was like to check out Banana Republic back when it was run by the Zieglers, but it’s difficult to explain the experience. Shopping in the middle of Disney’s Jungle Tour? I still miss my Gurkha shorts, and I had them back in, what, 1982? Few articles of clothes last in my memory, believe me, and Banana Republic made one of them.

    Great work, archivist!

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