Before I drank the Anthropologie Kool-Aid, I did a lot of my shopping at Banana Republic. I liked their good-quality basics and their work-friendly pieces, but I did get bored after I got all the basics I needed. Even so, I do have some great Banana items I love, including this summer dress and this jersey top.
Last week I was surfing the Banana Republic website and came across a lookbook of “real women” wearing their clothes. (Unfortunately no longer on their website, but I captured the looks that I liked.)
Unfortunately for BR, none of these looks made me run out to their store, because none of them are so different and unique from a style point of view. I feel like I have these pieces…from other places.
But I did feel like I should really give them a chance so I stopped by their Yorkville store yesterday after work. I liked the ruffle cardigan (in the first photo above) in black, and this dress, but that’s about all that stood out for me.
I tried to have an open mind, but the 10-minute wait for the changing room killed it for me. Not worth the wait! Sorry, Banana. I hightailed it out of there and went to Anthropologie instead.