Video: A Box of Treasures from Mill Valley

Patricia and Mel Ziegler sent a box of treasures for Abandoned Republic! Here’s a very geeky video of me opening the “Mysterious Box From Mill Valley”. Unbelievably cool stuff is inside!!

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.


  • Wendy Joffe on August 11, 2022

    “Historian of the Republic”, yes indeed! A distinguished title, well deserved. Of course, Robyn, this needs to be on a tee shirt for you. Thank-you for sharing this unboxing with all of us — and, I can’t wait to see what comprises the stack of ephemera…postcards? Early catalogues? Stationery? Shopping list??

  • William Evans on August 22, 2022

    Great video. Thanks for all you do to keep this alive. I follow all of your socials and love seeing the updates.

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