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Retailer's RBG 'Dissent Collar' Is Back, With a New Name

Banana Republic has already sold out of 'Notorious Necklaces,' but it's working on getting more

(Newser) - In 2012, Banana Republic bestowed a special gift upon Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Women of the Year Awards gala hosted by Glamour: a crystal necklace that she could wear with her black robe as one of her signature "statement" collars. "This is my dissenting...

Gap, Old Navy Splitting Up
Old Navy Splitting Off From Gap

Old Navy Splitting Off From Gap

Gap Inc. will split into two independent companies

(Newser) - Gap Inc. is splitting into two. The retailer said Thursday that it's creating two independent publicly traded companies—low-priced Old Navy and a yet-to-be named company, which will consist of the iconic Gap brand, Athleta, Banana Republic, Intermix, and Hill City. The San Francisco-based company said the spin-off will...

Teen Employee Denied Shifts at Banana Republic Over 'Urban' Hair

Manager fired after incident goes viral

(Newser) - A manager at a White Plains, New York, Banana Republic has been fired after telling a black employee her braided hair was "too urban" for the store. Destiny Tompkins, 19, posted about the incident on Facebook Wednesday, explaining that after a district manager visited the store, Tompkins was called...

Man Orders Tie, Gets Personnel Records Instead

Banana Republic has a mailing miscue

(Newser) - With a little more than two weeks to go before their wedding, Emily Dreyfuss' fiance ordered a tie and pocket square from Banana Republic's website to go with his Navy blue suit. What the couple got in the mail instead this week would make an identity thief giddy: the...

Megastores Overrun the Champs-Élysées

McDonald's, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger sparkle on historic street

(Newser) - Want to stroll down the romantic Champs-Élysées on your next European vacation? Hope you like McDonald's, Banana Republic, and Nike, because that's the kind of business you'll find there now, the New York Times reports. Since the 1980s, megastores have been muscling their way onto...

Wal-Mart Leads Feb. Retail Rally
Wal-Mart Leads Feb. Retail Rally

Wal-Mart Leads Feb. Retail Rally

Overall sales jump doubles expectations, calms consumer spending fears

(Newser) - Big retailers showed unexpected signs of life in February, beating weak sales predictions to inject some hope into the market. Wal-Mart led the way, posting a 2.6% same-store increase, beating its own predictions of flat-to-2% growth. Overall, same-store sales climbed 1.9%, with more than half of retailers beating...

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