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Banana Republic Fall 2013 Preview


Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

The Budget Babe contributor Vanessa Williams Stevenson from Lollipops and Leather falls head over heels for subdued luxury at the Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 press preview in NYC. —BB

by Vanessa Williams Stevenson
Yesterday evening Banana Republic rocked my world with their Fall/Holiday 2013 presentation at Cedar Lake in New York City. I literally stopped in my tracks and gasped when I first walked in because I was so amazed at everything I was seeing. The looks were luxe and sophisticated, but simple. The collection as a whole is really accessible, but it also has a real sense of purpose.

Banana Republic presented a refreshing and new take on their classic American style. It's so obvious to me that the designers behind this collection really thought about the details. It was contemporary, it was edgy, it was everything. I loved the leather and faux fur, the amazing shoes and booties and the fabulous handbags and statement jewelry. I really appreciated the way that everything was presented and styled because it gave me endless ideas on how I could wear things.

I absolutely cannot wait for this collection to be available for purchase. I have my eye on the black leather tee and the faux fur clutch. What's on your list?
—VWS
Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview



Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview

Banana Republic Fall/Holiday 2013 Preview





Photos by Vanessa Williams Stevenson
Comments
In love with this collection. Thanks for sharing!
#1 Berty Morales (Homepage) on 2013-04-12 15:20 (Reply)
Those brown and black booties are beautiful!! I am thinking $130 ish - hopefully!
#2 Lauren on 2013-04-12 15:56 (Reply)
Wow, that gray jacket and silver purse are on my want list.

So much beauty and classic.
#3 Diane on 2013-04-12 21:48 (Reply)
Love this. The two statement necklaces, the 2 tone short boots and the houndstooth handbag would have me running to the store - if there was one in Australia!
#4 Sandy on 2013-04-13 05:27 (Reply)
Love the collection. Those statement necklaces are to die for, and how cute are those little bow belts. I'm all about the accessories. :>)
#5 Barbara on 2013-04-13 08:50 (Reply)
That blue blazer is the perfect shade of blue and I love those orange dresses, although they look like you'd need a taut tummy to pull them off!
#6 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2013-04-13 11:54 (Reply)
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