Banana Republic Opens on the Champs Elysees

Banana Republic, the American high-street brand offering classic US luxury at affordable prices, opens its first French store on Paris' iconic Champs Elysees today. 

Founded in California in 1978 by two avid travelers who brought back the best in safari gear from the four corners of the world, the brand, now owned by Gap, continues in its globetrotting with stores in London, Milan and now Paris in addition to its numerous boutiques in America, Asia and the Middle East.

Neighbour to other international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch and Marks & Spencer, both of which recently opened Parisian flagships on the Champs Elysees, Banana Republic completes the set of big-name high street giants on the famous avenue. The grand 1500m2 store, with its Hamptons-esque refined luxury, is spread over two floors and features the whole gamut of its men's and women's collections including Weekend (casual separates) and Monogram (high end evening wear), and with shoes, costume jewellery, bags and belts thrown in to the mix. Classics such as the trench coat, white shirt, chinos and little black dress are Banana Republic staples, but seasonal trends such as taffeta ball gown skirts and beaded clutches are also on sale, and a personal shopper is available in store to help you choose the perfect combination of affordable American luxury to suit your body, lifestyle and budget.

Banana Republic
22 Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris

All photos copyright Kim Laidlaw Adrey


  1. Omigoodness. Banana Republic made it to Paris?! Dommage.

  2. I've always liked Banana for a good bet on reasonable prices for good quality - i'm happy to see it here.

  3. I love BR, excellent quality and beautiful styles, París be ready for BR!!!

  4. Luv it! See the store opening video with my favorite french actress Julie Depardieu

  5. Also a fan. Will be interesting to see if reasonable prices made it across the pond.