Originally Posted by kaczmar2
IMO, Banana Republic's quality has fallen off considerably in the past few years. I still grab items from there if they are on sale (Ex: 250 cotton sport coat for $100, which I thought was a fair deal. I don't expect it last forever, though.
esp their pants IMO. i have a few pairs of BR's dress khakis from about 5-10 yrs ago. the material is sturdy and have held up to yrs of abuse in the washer/dryer. i noticed in recent yrs the pants from the same line and style are now made from a very thin, flimsy fabric. it's 100% cotton but feels like a cheap poly. crunchy is the best way to describe the fabric.
i will from time to time i order a whole bunch of stuff on sale from their website. the mrs has a BR luxe card which gets us free shipping on all orders and also free alterations. at least 75% of the stuff always ends up getting returned in the store though. i got a few italian-woven slim fit dress shirts for about $20 each with coupon codes.