The Leather Walking Skirt

The Leather Walking Skirt

I’ve never owned a leather skirt. It seems like a serious commitment (but this one is going cheap if size 8 is your friend). The Leather Walking Skirt was offered in the Fall and Winter catalogs in both 1986 and 1987.

It pairs well with the Amelia Earhart jacket, obviously. Throw in the leather flying helmet and Army Air Force scarf and you can play as hard to get as the legend herself!

We have recently been contacted by the original artist for this and many items in the BR Catalog. Peggy McGovern rendered the stunning illustration of the skirt and jacket as well as the portrait of Amelia seen on this page. More for Peggy in future updates. View her professional page at

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There was a cotton Walking Skirt also offered in 86 and an earlier suede leather skirt offered in 1983. There were several suede skirts over the years. See more in the Women’s Dresses browser.

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.

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