Founded via way of means of Mel and Patricia Ziegler as a safari and tour themed apparel keep in 1978, Banana Republic became recognised via way of means of their eccentric, hand illustrated catalog full of excessive quit and specific gadgets followed with exciting memories from extraordinary locations, or greater not unusualplace excessive extent merchandise touched up withinside the identical way. Acquired via way of means of Gap, Inc. in 1983 Banana Republic’s photograph and product strains have been remodeled to come to be the upscale keep we see today. Old Navy became released in 1994 to cowl the less costly quit of the marketplace even as The Gap, the place in between. Piperlime became created in 2006 as a shoe store and athletic clothing became protected off via way of means of Athleta which Gap, Inc bought in 2009. With over 500 Banana Republic shops withinside the United States, 26 in Canada and with plans to enlarge internationally, the emblem is posed to make an effect withinside the retail world. Gone are the times of themed keep decorations such as factors which include actual Jeeps and foliage with atmospheric factors which include fog and steam as Banana Republic is now an upmarket emblem which Gap, Inc. has long past to notable lengths to promote. In collaboration with Inter Parfums, Inc, a producer and distributor of status perfumes and cosmetics withinside the United States, Banana Republic produced their first fragrance, Classic a mild and easy heady fragrance in each men’s cologne and ladies’s fragrance layout in 1995. The sheer and funky Banana Republic W for ladies became delivered the following yr and the colourful Jade in 2006 amongst different notables.