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Convenient, one-stop shopping for those who want pieces with long shelf lives..
Epitomizing office casual wear, Banana Republic started out as a small vendor of safari-inspired clothing before it was purchased by the Gap in 1983. Since then, it has grown into a brand-name behemoth that one-ups the Gap in quality, status and price--but not necessarily creativity. The core of the collection is constant: versatile staples such as khakis, button-down shirts, denim, T-shirts and jackets in solid, organic colors. Lengths and fabrics change slightly according to the season. Some stores have expanded into bedding, fragrance, bath and beauty, and home-furnishing lines.
Pleasantly Surprised. I was recently dragged into this store by my girlfriend but was pleasantly surprised. Though the prices on the men's stuff certainly weren't bargains, the sale items were (esp for the women.) Furthermore, most of the clothing was of a good quality unlike competitors such as J Crew or the GAP. I also felt that th eclothes had a bit more style than those. H & M I felt was the most overhyped store to hit Philly. While it's nice to have style, H & M stocks clothes of the quality you'd expect from a street vendor in thailand (no offense meant to Thailand.) I frequent the sale section for presents. I also have a merino wool sweater form there that I love.
Wait for the sales!!!.
Some very nice clothes and and good selection but very over priced. (especialy mens clothing) you can get thier 100.00 paints for 19.99 if you wait for the sale.
The sales they run are excellent. You can get some great deals
Banana Republic have the best clothes! but you pay for it.
Their looks are timeless, classic and watch their seasonal changes....I bought my husband a linen suit for $100 at the end of the season.
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