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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
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Gap reported full-year comparable sales of positive three percent at Old Navy versus a decline of five percent at Gap and a gain of one percent at Banana Republic.
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The stores will house Gap, GapKids and babyGap collections and Banana Republic's accessible luxury clothes and accessories for men and women, the company said in a statement.
Sydney, Australia, June 23, 2011 - (ABN Newswire) - (Global Fashion Wire) - Banana Republic, owned by specialty retailer Gap, Inc.