everytime i walk into banana republic, i am amazed at how the clothing displays are so immaculate. they draw me in and suddenly i want to buy everything. of course, the prices snap me back to reality. i love the clothing here because its very classic and timeless and of great quality. it is a little pricey though, because you get what you pay for. i suggest waiting for the sales if you're in no big rush to get the latest fashions.
This Banana Republic is very large. Great selection of men's clothing, women's clothing, and shoes. In the back, there are a lot of great sales items. Considering it's Banana republic, the sales are pretty reasonable. This is a great place to find a quick gift for someone who likes the classy style that Banana offers.
I'm a fan of BR but this Banana Republic is fairly out of the way for Old Town perusers. The only reason to walk that far is because Guess and FCUK are the neighbors in residence, but the parking lots are far far away! Not particularly spectacular selection, not particularly interesting store.
PROS: Nice Neighbors
CONS: Far from Parking Lot
I went into Banana Republic to do a return. The items were from Christmas which was over 3 months ago, so I wasn't sure if I would be able to return the items. I could not beleive how awesome Banana Republic's return policy is. The employee's were wonderful and were polite and professional and returned my items with ease. I really appreciate this type of attitude.
PROS: Easy Returns. Clean, beautiful store!
This place has some great clothes! They are not cheap but you can count on them lasting you for years and most of it will still be in style. Their sales are great! The Pasadena store is very large and they almost always have a packed sale rack. Plus, it's in Old Town Pasadena so you can do lots of other shopping too.
I think that Banana is such a great store I will confess to you that I wish my girlfriend shopped there exclusively. Some folks will complain that it is over priced, but my response to that is to buy stuff on sale. I don't think that I've ever walked in there and paid full price for anything and my bag is always full and the ladies in my life never complain (about the clothes that is). Seriously though, Banana stuff has a classic appeal, is elegant and versatile enough to wear in most situations. So go, shop there...
I love this store. A place for the classy woman, working woman, and young college student. They have outfits for all occassions. A night out to the opera, working in the office, or just a cute oufit to go to your Biochem class. The quality of the clothes are superb-I have clothes from 10 years ago that are still trucking on.
This is a great store and they've got a variety of clothing for all types of occassions. They have beautiful work clothes and attire for stepping out in the evening too. I especially like thier slacks and their tailored jackets. They've got beautiful lines that are flattering for every shape. They also have some beautiful sweaters. Check out their current items, the colors are gorgeous. Look for their sale rack, you can find some great deals.
This store is a favorite for one of my friends. Personally, I think it's a bit overpriced. If you find a good sale, you'll definitely get your money's worth, but full-priced merchandise is pretty high priced. The clothes are very aesthetically pleasing, and the colors and styles are always up to date. Banana has some fun decently priced jewelry. It's also a great place to get business attire - nice, classy suites and dress shirts. I'd shop Banana more often if I could afford it!
I am admittedly a Banana Republic addict. I absolutely love their clothes. They are high quality material and always extremely fashionable (yet usually conservative enough to wear to work). They can be pricey, but they have GREAT sales. The Pasadenastore is very large and well-kept. The sale sections (at the back of the store) are awesome. Banana Republic also has great online shopping as well.
BR is NY trendy shiek with NY prices. Quality is inconsistent, sometimes things don't last long with only light to moderate use. Most things look better on the manequins than they do on you, especially after a couple washes. You can find a cool new style once in a while but for the most part you get a few solid colors, basic lines in a few fabrics, but overall, very plain looking. I have a pair of their flat front pants for some time, still very in style.
I prefer Kenneth Cole who I think stays up with the times, comes out with new stuff more often and has higher quality merchandise in general. Also, KC has more fabric choices that keep up with the times better than BR.
Pros: stylish, infrequent style chgs
Cons: inconsistent quality, plain, basic
ever since i was able to afford it, i've been shopping at Banana Republic. The clothes are of good quality and i love the look. it's a great place to get that dress casual look.
Pros: outerwear, multiple locations, quality materials
Cons: pricy, customer service
Bananna Republic has really nice clothes but come on! it's way too expensive!
I think Banana is pretty overpriced, that's why I always wait for the sales. It's worth it, you can find $78 slacks for $19.99 if you're lucky. The selection is way better than the Gap, but then of course it's better quality. Go online and check out the sales - then hit the store!
Pros: sales, selection
Cons: pricey, parking
This is one of the bigger Banana Republic stores in LA. If you like the Gap but want higher quality and a little more style, Banana is the place to go. Just wait a little for the sales and you will get your money's worth! Also, they have great shoes!
Pros: great clothing, sales, quality
Cons: can be pricey, parking