Store Photos

A collection of photos of Banana Republic Travel & Safari stores I’ve purchased online from news archives. See also the photos in the BR Guidebook and the links to news articles on the History Page.

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.


  • John Hickman on December 7, 2019

    Robyn, I am reaching out to you as I too, have been a long fan of the old Banana Republic. In fact, in 1985 I traveled all over the world until 1987. I recall buying several clothing items out of the catalogs, which I too loved.

    The quality of the merchandise was exceptionally good. I still have several, including my Safari Jacket that I wore in Brazil.

    I was wondering if you could share any information as to else might have picked up that line of quality clothing. I especially love the Egyptian cotton khaki shirts!

    My only two regrets: the old Banana Republic Travel & Safari is no more, and I didn’t keep their wonderful catalogs!

    • Robyn Adams on December 14, 2019

      Hi John, thanks for writing. I need to put together a resource list for places to get similar goods now.

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