Banana Republic was founded by two womens Mel and Patricia Ziegler. Banana Republic was known by their eccentric, or more common high volume products touched up in the same way. Acquired by Gap, Inc. in 1983 Banana Republic’s image and product lines were made over to become the upscale store today.
With over 500 Banana Republic stores in the United States, 26 in Canada and with plans to expand internationally, the brand is posed to make an impact in the retail world. In collaboration with Inter Parfums, Inc, a manufacturer and distributor of prestige perfumes and cosmetics in the United States, Banana Republic produced their first fragrance, Classic a light and simple scent in both men’s cologne and women’s perfume format in 1995.