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Celebrate ‘Mad Men’ with style

- March 22nd, 2012

I’ve been a fan of “Mad Men” since I saw the promos for the first season on AMC in 2007. (They were essentially shots of men with side-parts running around in suits set to Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” – you can see why I’d be hooked.)

After a fairly slow burn for the first two seasons, it’s an understatement to say “Mad Men” has caught on – you know something is huge when one of the world’s biggest retailers (The Gap Inc.) dedicates capsule collections to it.

Last fall’s Banana Republic Mad Men Collection must have followed the series’ success, as the brand released a second collection this month in anticipation of the show’s long-awaited March 25 season five premiere.

What makes Banana Republic’s piped golf shirts and floral shift dresses stand out from other ’60s-inspired lines is that it was created in collaboration with Jane Bryant, the show’s Emmy award-winning costume designer, who actually plucked inspiration from looks on the show.

My interest in the show has waned; my interest in vintage styling has not.

 

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Friday find: cargo pants

- January 21st, 2011

For our first Friday find (in which I share something I think is a absolute steal…or very worth the money), I’m going with a pair of slacks I bought last night at Banana Republic.

New Banana Republic cargo slacks to be worn to brunch this spring. (Kate Kennedy/QMI Agency)

Banana Republic cargo slacks will be worn to brunch this spring. (Kate Kennedy/QMI Agency)

The deets:

They are 100% wool and from the chain’s swanky heritage collection (see: detailed pieces made of fine fabrics and inspired by exploration).

The price:

The regular price was over $100 before they were marked down to $59.99. Until Jan. 27 the good folks at BR are giving 50% off the lowest sale price, so these babies rang in at about $30 – score!

The slacks aren’t available online and sales may vary in-store – so give them a call before you head out. I saw cashmere sweaters on sale, too – so hard to resist!

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