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Morning Line: May 26

Somehow I missed the memo about Banana Republic moving their factory store on-line.  Previously found only in outlet malls, the factory store is a great place to find affordable styles to round out your wardrobe.  Here are a few of my favorites.


Factory Sleek Blazer ($59)

Need inexpensive suiting?  The Factory is a good place to start your search.


Watermark Scarf ($20)


Soft Moto Jacket ($36)


Slub-Knit Dress ($20)


Grid Pattern Clutch ($49)


Factory Textured Skirt ($42)

If you’re into the coordinating trend, this skirt has a matching crop top.


Factory Pleat-Back Shirt ($27)



  1. Allison says:

    Poor Banana is suffering from an identity crisis. It’s been frustrating to see them change stylists and now offer far more casual (and much less tailored!) looking options. I have struggled to purchase anything there in months, because a lot of their clothing is no longer business appropriate.

    May 26, 2015/Reply
    • LS says:

      I totally agree. BR was never fashion forward, but it was a reliable option for business clothes. IMO the new stylists ruined what was a solid brand.

      May 26, 2015/Reply
  2. Charlotte says:

    And, everything I’ve bought at Banana Republic Factory recently has *disintegrated* after a wash or two. I had a blouse literally come apart at the seams in the middle of a work day… and my boss was the one of noticed it first. Mortifying. The cardigans I bought during the same trip developed an uneven waffle-y texture after being washed the first time (on cold). Save your money.

    May 26, 2015/Reply
    • Belle says:

      That’s not good. I only have one thing from there, and it’s held up pretty well. Of course, it’s a couple of years old.

      May 26, 2015/Reply
  3. Nony says:

    I just wish online factory stores like BR & JCrew offered tall sizes. They offer petite. What gives?

    May 26, 2015/Reply