A Spirit of Adventure

Banana Republic was born from two California creatives fueled by their explorer spirits. Curious, connected and out in the world, our clothing is designed for a life where anything is possible. 

Each season we travel the globe in search of the finest materials and sustainability partners to ensure our products deliver style and substance. We believe that what you wear should bring luxury into your everyday life, celebrate your values, and open the door to imagined worlds. 

Founded in 1978 in Mill Valley, CA, as a destination for expedition-ready clothing and accessories. 

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Our Legacy and Today

Our founders were progressive entrepreneurs who embodied the pioneering spirit of San Francisco. They loved traveling and collecting surplus clothing, which they used to outfit the store. 

They also created an award-winning catalog that continues to inspire us today. Known as The Travelogue, each issue featured unique illustrations, witty copy, and actual product reviews from renowned writers, including Hunter S. Thompson, Nora Ephron, and more. 

Today, Banana Republic is a premier destination for attainable luxury and heritage classics with a twist. We're a global lifestyle brand selling menswear, womenswear, baby, athletics, accessories, footwear, fragrances, and home. 

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Explore Banana Republic's legacy of upcycling, and our dedication to biodiversity, more sustainable styles and circular design practices as we strive to make a difference one garment at a time. Discover the progress we’ve made to create a more sustainable business.

Learn More About Our Goals

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The people that make up the Banana Republic team share the same qualities as our brand: curious, connected, with a spirit of adventure. Sound like you? Join us for this journey of a lifetime.