Old Banana Ads




Going through some files on my computer I came across some old Banana Republic ads I had scanned and saved. They still seem rather beautiful and timeless.

Photos by Koto Bolofo -- one of my favorites!

27 comments:

Margaret E. Perry said...

I have a tear sheet of the close up of the red coat. One of my favorite advertising images.

dmbrox said...

How old are the ads? The clothes look timeless. It looks like an ad that could still run today.

Richie Designs said...

ah man...when Banana was REALLY GOOD. what happened? it's just not there anymore.

rachel @ blackeiffel said...

I wish I knew the photographer and the year that these ran! Any ideas readers?

rachel @ blackeiffel said...

Margaret -- how lovely!

Julie said...

Loving her cuffed sleeves!

Rachael said...

I love rummaging through old catalogues. Great find!

krys kirkpatrick said...

I think bananna republic should revisit some old styles....I haven't found anything in there I have wanted in so long. There is something to be said about classic style.

hila said...

I used to visit a secondhand shop near my house that always had a bunch of old Vogue magazines from the 80s and 90s. Gosh, the ads were just fantastic. I loved collecting them. Chanel and Ralph Lauren were my favourites.

Joanna Goddard said...

these are beautiful. i LOVE that top one.

Katie*Belle said...

Oh, I love these!

gramercy boutique said...

It's hard to go wrong with classic Banana Republic--so sleek and simple. The clothes are fashionable forever!

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Megan Champion said...

Love. I cannot even tell they are 'old' which is why I love their clothes.

Anonymous said...

LOVE them. Finding old ads always transforms you to a different place.

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Marie said...

Classic styles, alas, the quality has gone down hill over the years.

kalanicut said...

These are gorgeous and timeless. It feels like the whole world has changed since these came out, they seem so, so something I just don't see much of anymore.

There's a feeling that just seems a little more gracious and noble than the world we live in now.

Carolina Eclectic said...

They are timeless. That's what makes them so great.

classiq said...

they look so classic

Camellia said...

Agreed. They had the right look back then, and haven't lost it one bit. Love this.

carolyn said...

i remember all of these! thanks for showing them again. :)

Sleepy O'Sleepy said...

Wow!

Rebekah said...

so pretty, I actually think I have that tomato red jacket. a gift from my not yet husband back in 2001 I believe? truly timeless images I love them!

peggy | bluepoolroad said...

believe it or not, i still have this catalog! just dug it up from my print archive and there's no date or photo credit. but it does say "postmaster: please deliver between august 26-28". lol!

mixedupdesign said...

I love finding things that are timeless. These are so great!

pinkshirtsandcarwrecks said...

I LOVE those ads! I rememeber ripping them out of magazines back in the day - gorgeous color!

Anonymous said...

Rachel – these photographs are by Koto Bolofo. Early 2000s.

rachel @ blackeiffel said...

Thanks Anonymous! I knew they looked very familiar, he is one of my favorite photographers.

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