banana republic


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to banana republic: gap, Zara

banana republic

Informal and derogatory a small country, esp in Central America, that is politically unstable and has an economy dominated by foreign interest, usually dependent on one export, such as bananas
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition, to accommodate customers from around the world, Banana Republic Paris store employees are fluent in over 15 languages collectively.
At Campbell's request, Banana Republic donated his $2,000 fee to the tribal college on his Northern Cheyenne reservation in Montana.
Banana Republic: On Thanksgiving Day, 54 Banana Republic stores will be open with 50 more opening at midnight on Black Friday across the country.
The first Banana Republic store in Russia is located in Moscow's AfiMall City, the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the city.
Vietnam's rapidly growing economy and Guam's well developed tourism industry both provide ample opportunity to introduce the Gap and Banana Republic brands to local consumers.
Banana Republic Factory Store is known for providing shoppers with Banana Republic style at appealing prices and Spanish retailer Desigual offers men's, women's and children's fashions that are desigual (not the same) .
The rapidly growing consumer base in North Africa provides an ideal environment to introduce both Gap and Banana Republic to the continent.
NYSE:GPS) today announced that customers in eight additional European countries can shop Gap and Banana Republic online through its dedicated European e-commerce sites.
Founded in 1978, Banana Republic has established itself as a brand that offers a range of great versatile wardrobe solutions, delivering elevated design and luxurious fabrications at approachable prices.
Developed in 2001 by Starwood Ceruzzi, in partnership with Starwood Capital, Fairfield Center includes a Borders bookstore on the ground floor, Merrill Lynch and IMS Health on the second floor and other major tenants including Victoria's Secret, Ann Taylor and Banana Republic.
Seven girls, ages 8-15 from the Maryland, DC and NJ areas will have their #1 dream come true, learning what it's takes to be a top global designer from the head designers at Banana Republic - the company that sets the pace for how the world dresses.
Neighboring retailers include Banana Republic, Dean & DeLuca, Sephora, H&M, Steve Madden and a number of other national retailers.