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Banana Republic

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Year of birth : 1978

Age: 37 years

Citizenship : United States

Biography

The original company `Banana Republic` Ziegler in Mill Valley, California (Mill Valley, California), was a small company with two shops that manufactured clothes for safaris and trips to tropical countries - hence the name.

`Banana Republic` -American brand of fashionable clothes, owned by `Gap Inc.`. `Banana Republic` was founded by Mel Ziegler (Mel Ziegler) and his wife Patricia Ziegler (Patricia Ziegler) in 1978 as a company producing and selling clothes designed primarily for traveling in the tropics,but later it was transformed into a manufacturer of business and casual wear. The brand was acquired `Gap Inc.` in 1983 and now operates as a division, which has over 600 stores worldwide.

The original company `Banana Republic` Ziegler in Mill Valley, California (Mill Valley,California), was a small company with two shops that manufactured clothes for safaris and trips to tropical countries - hence the name. Most sales came at the expense of ordinary directory, illustrated with drawings of the goods, to which is attached, as a rule, fictional stories ,allegedly took place in different exotic countries. Many of these stories from the pen of the famous at the time writers, including Guillemots McFadden (Cyra McFadden), the author of novels `The Serial: A Year in the Life of Marin County` and ` Rain or Shine: A Family Memoir`.

When `Banana Republic` expanded the scope of its retail,it has become known, including, and thematic decoration of shops, where you could meet not only true leaves, and even jeeps and atmospheric phenomena such as mist and steam.

In 1983, the `Gap, Inc.` acquired ` Banana Republic` and, finally, held a total rebranding ,making the brand for high-quality apparel luxury products, in the manufacture of which uses expensive natural materials like linen, silk and cashmere. However, it is quite accessible to the average budget luxury. Amusing stories ,hand painted catalogs and bizarre products for resilient tourists were gradually replaced by more luxurious, but less unique collections, which this brand is known for today. To distance himself somewhat from the more democratic brand `Gap` and strengthen the reputation of a prestigious brand ,`Banana Republic` occasionally acquires and reconstructs for its stores historical buildings in old areas.

Headquartered `Banana Republic` is located in San Francisco (San Francisco), and the company has more than 500 stores in the United States (United States) and 26 stores in Canada (Canada),while expanding its presence in Asia (Asia), Europe (Europe) and the Middle East (Middle East).

His first store outside of North America (North America) `Banana Republic` opened in 2005 in Ginza (Ginza), the most prestigious and popular shopping area of Tokyo (Tokyo).

In August, 2007-opened the first flagship store in South Korea (South Korea); In the same year there were shops `Banana Republic` in Kuwait (Kuwait City, Kuwait), in Jakarta, Indonesia (Jakarta, Indonesia), as well as in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

In March 2008, opened its first store `Banana Republic` in Istanbul, Turkey (Istanbul,Turkey), then in Ankara (Ankara) and Izmir (Izmir).

In late 2008, the company store has appeared in Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia), Jeddah (Jeddah), and then in Riyadh (Riyadh).

March 20, 2008 `Banana Republic` opened a huge flagship store on Regent Street (Regent Street), London (London); and in May 2008-of its flagship store appeared in the Philippines (Philippines).

Today `Banana Republic` provides its customers a wide range of men`s, women`s clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories, which consists of several lines, including ` BR Monogram`, `Edition by Banana Republic`,` Heritage`, `Luxe Leisure` and ` Mad Men

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