Appointed as Creative Director in 2014, Marissa Webb recently revealed the first Banana Republic location to reflect her redirected vision for the brand. The newly minted Flatiron retail space is housed in a former Barnes and Noble and champions the aesthetics of a perfectly curated Pinterest board.
The reenvisioned retail experience is defined by vibrant plants, neon lights and 105 hand-painted items like stationary, footwear and denim that give the space a personalized feel. While the new store is the first reveal, it is said to be the brand's experimentation lab where they will test concepts and continue to redevelop the vision.
Banana Republic also recently showed its fall/winter 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week for the first time, which drew comparisons to competitor J Crew.
Aesthetic Retail Makeovers
More Stats +/-
Sleek '60s Ensembles
Layered Utilitarian Fashion
Hit TV Show Fashion
Wrapped Leather Bracelets
Free 2019 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.
A New Store in NYC Marks the Beginnings of Banana Republic's Rebrand
- By: Rebecca ByersApr 1, 2015