Banana Republic’s youthful spirit brings a fresh look to eyewear
Banana Republic was created by an imaginative couple who wanted to bring their vision of fun to a unique clothing line. These original collections have also inspired a contemporary line of eyewear that can be worn by people of all ages.
Banana Republic was co-founded by a couple – Mel and Patricia Ziegler – in 1978. This imaginative couple had a vision to bring originality and freedom of expression to the clothing industry. As a writer and artist, they were able to create a casual clothing company that was unlike anything anyone had done before.
Although not experts in retail or clothing marketing, the military inspired looks that the couple created caught immediate interest. Not only were they something that had never been seen before, they were constructed impeccably and used the best fabrics to give them lasting power. With that first success, they were able to move their vision forward using natural fabrics and creative patterns.
Slowly they built stores to sell the brand, each one being as unique as the clothes. All collections featured were a far cry from the expectations of the fashion industry, yet all still received critical acclaim.
Gap acquired Banana Republic in 1983, but still kept the popular brand as a separate entity. Under their control, Banana Republic slowly phased into a more upscale, yet still unique, brand. Now with over 500 stores in Northern America, Gap is bringing Banana Republic to the European market.
Now operating in 32 countries around the world, Banana Republic has become internationally recognized for its seamless blend of upscale and youthfulness. This element of the brand is evident in every product that bears its name, including their eyewear collections.
One important part of the Banana Republic image that has never changed is its commitment to high quality craftsmanship. Their eyewear is no exception, as each frame is carefully designed to exceed expectations in function and style. Striking contrasts of white and bold colors outline the eyes in rectangular shaped frames to add whimsy to eyewear.
Cat eye frames roar in bright hues of blues, pinks and golds, to add an element of fun to your glasses. Crafted perfectly using stainless steel materials, these are the perfect frames for everyday wear.
The uniqueness that has always defined Banana Republic really pops in their sunglasses. Exciting prints make the perfect backdrop to lenses in varying shades of browns and blacks. These playful frames are the ideal summer fun accessory to own.
Banana Republic is the brand that frames your eyes to perfection. It’s continued steps away from the ordinary is what makes them extraordinary in every way.