Banana Republic will open a 16,000-square-foot Champs Elysée flagship in December. Parent company Gap, Inc., which operated its eponymous stores in France since 1993 now has some 40 such stores
But the company opened the first Banana Republic in Europe -- in Milan, Italy -- in 2010, the same year it started selling apparel and accessories on a dedicated European
Banana Republic e-commerce site.
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