Banana Republic

Banana Republic
When it was createdMill Valley, California (1978)
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California
Key peopleGlenn K. Murphy (CEO of parent company Gap, Inc.)
Jack Calhoun (President)
Simon Kneen (CD)
Things madeClothing

Banana Republic is a clothing and accessories retailer. The retailer is owned by Gap Inc.. The restaurant was created by both Mel and Patricia Ziegler in 1978. The first store they opened was a two-store safari and travel themed clothing company. Banana Republic was acquired by The Gap, Inc. in 1983 and was rebranded as a mainstream luxury clothing retailer.[1]

Since the end of Q1 2011, there are 642 stores in operation in 32 countries, shipped to 20 countries through company owned websites, and they had the ability to ship to more than 50 countries through a 3rd party.[2]


  1. "The True Story Behind the Banana Republic Brand". Forbes. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  2. "Gap Inc.'s Global Footprint" (PDF). Gap Inc. Retrieved 2014-03-10.

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