Banana Republic is known for its great design and high quality at affordable prices. Banana Republic combines following the traditions of style and elegance, the desire to take into account the latest trends in the fashion world, as well as loyalty to the highest quality standards. The Banana Republic brand was founded by Mel and Patricia Ziegler - lovers of traveling and collecting clothes. The first Banana Republic store opened its doors in Mill Valley in 1978. In 1983 Banana Republic was acquired by Gap Inc. and since then the brand has been steadily developing, offering customers a wide range of clothing and accessories, providing a vivid shopping experience.