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Banana Republic Unveils Exclusive Roland Mouret Capsule Collection

High-low fashion collaboration fiends, start your engines—the Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Collection has been unveiled, and we have the lookbook, plus behind-the-scenes photos.

Look of the Week: Woody from Toy Story vs. Woody Allen Halloween Costumes

We're serving up not one, but two costumes for the fellas this Halloween -- the peppy sheriff, Woody from Toy Story or the beloved, brooding writer, Woody Allen

Banana Republic: Mad About Style

Photo Credits: Video Amusement


In anticipation of AMC’s fifth season of Mad Men®, Banana Republic launched their limited edition Mad Men Collection with a swanky soiree at the flagship San Francisco Grant Avenue location on August 11. As guests walked in on the glamorous red carpet, they enjoyed delicious appetizers by LRE Catering, took pictures in the vintage photo booth, and put themselves in Mad Men scenes with the magic of Yoostar 2 and Kinect for Xbox 360. SenSpa specialists pampered guests by providing complimentary makeovers, gift bags, and raffle prizes while DJ Niall Stevenson played Mad Men-era music to enhance the atmosphere.

This Week in Fashion: Chanel Lovers at Simply Chic, Public Bikes' 1 Year Party, Banana Republic and Trina Turk Fashion Show, Styling the Modern Man + More

1. Public Bikes' One Year Anniversary at Public HQ & Store (123 South Park), Saturday July 9, 11am-3pm.

Block party it up this Saturday -- biker style -- at Public's One Year Anniversary. Meet the folks behind the cutest bikes around, enjoy free food (American Grilled Cheese Kitchen), a photo contest, loads of amazing discounts on merchandise and much, much more.

Chan Luu Debuts at Banana Republic's Edition

Chan Luu is on her way to becoming a household name. The world-renowned Vietnam-born, L.A.-based jewelry designer already has a cult following and counts Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga, Kate Hudson and many more as her loyal clients. Best known for fusing her artistic skill with unusual forms and beautiful colors, Luu creates striking, handmade pieces that exemplify effortless chic. Last night, she unveiled her exclusive, limited edition 17-piece collection of signature wrap bracelets for Banana Republic's Edition store. The line is available only at this San Francisco outpost until August, when it will be released online and to more than 40 stores nationwide. We had the chance to chat with Luu during the big debut about jewelry, culture and the Bay Area's best.

Sidewalk Chic: Springtime in August

Name: Mandy Cole

Age: 28

Occupation: Mom, retail (at August), bookkeeper, stylist, and photographer

Spotted: Rogan+Loomstate Pop-Up Shop opening at August, 6:24 p.m.

Wearing: Banana Republic top, Marni pants, Miu Miu flats

What do you find most important when selecting an outfit? "Simple style with a bit of irony."

Favorite item you were wearing & why? "My Marni pants! They are so incredibly fabulous and ridiculous."

Sidewalk Chic: In the Mix in Pacific Heights

Name: Melody Nazarian

Age: 25

Occupation: Associate editor for and personal stylist (

Wearing: Old Navy olive green shirtdress, Mossimo for Target faux leather jacket, purple scarf from the Gift Center in San Francisco, DKNY tights, Colonial Madness tan gladiator sandals, Derek Lam bag, Banana Republic layered gold necklace

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