New pre-GAP catalogs coming to the archive!!

This weekend I picked up an incredible collection from a follower of the blog. I believe I have a near complete run of Banana Republic catalogs, which is quite hard to accomplish! Catalogs 1-16 are just astonishingly rare, and some of these I have never seen before, others I had images for but no way to place them in the timeline. Tremulously excited to begin going through these and sharing them with you. Watch this page for updates!

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.


  • Tim Howard on December 21, 2018

    I look forward to seeing!

  • Austin Storm on December 25, 2018

    So exciting!

  • Laura on January 28, 2019

    Thank you!

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