Turned them into a mainstream luxury clothing retailer
Fond The Republic of Tea
company that markets organic and exotic teas from around the world.
Mel and Patricia Ziegler sold the The Republic of Tea to Ron Rubin
an "athletic formalwear" retailer
Wasnt enough sales
Banana Republic opened its first store outside North America
Opened in Tokyo
Banana Republic Now
Banana Republic has 642 company owned or franchised stores in operation across 32 countries, ships to 20 countries through company owned websites, and has the ability to ship to more than 50 countries through a 3rd party
The Republic of Tea now
brewed iced teas and tea-inspired products are available at over 20,000 gourmet retailers and restaurants throughout the United States.