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Banana Republic, Issa London launch safari-inspired line


NEW YORK — Banana Republic has teamed up with designer Issa London to launch the Banana Republic Issa London Collection – a limited-edition capsule inspired by the safari roots of Banana Republic's heritage and the spirit of an exotic journey. The capsule collection launches exclusively at select Banana Republic retail locations worldwide and online Aug. 6.

The nearly 40-piece collection includes apparel and accessories in Issa London's signature figure flattering silhouettes that are bold, yet tastefully refined. Exotic prints of zebra and leopard are infused with neutral and jewel-tone hues, creating a well-balanced collection. Covetable women's pieces range from zebra print kimono-sleeved dresses, to bold, rich pebbled leather envelope clutches. Jewelry includes statement gold chain necklaces and bracelets as well as leather wrapped bangles. Apparel includes petites and will range in price from $69.50 (sweater) to $150 (dress); jewelry and accessory pieces range from $39.50 (bangle) to $150 (tote).

"We were immediately inspired by Banana Republic's heritage of safari adventures when we dreamt up this collection together," says Banana Republic creative director and executive VP design Simon Kneen. "Issa London's effortlessly chic style complements our global Banana Republic consumer who is on the go and needs to transition her look seamlessly from day to night."

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