Media Alert/Photo Op - Banana Republic Opens at Halifax Shopping Centre July 2, 2007

    First-Ever Banana Republic in Atlantic Canada

    TORONTO, June 28 /CNW/ - Banana Republic opens its first store in
Atlantic Canada at Halifax Shopping Centre on Monday, July 2, 2007, when the
brand's pre-Fall collection, featuring clean, structured and classic looks
will be unveiled to Halifax customers in advance of the rest of Canada.

    What:     Banana Republic, known for affordable luxury, opens at Halifax
              Shopping Centre unveiling the brand's pre-Fall collection,
              suitable for the transition from Summer months to Fall. For
              women, the collection pays homage to the 60's and features a
              clean, modern, yet feminine feel with fashion dresses and
              skirts in structured silhouettes and patterns such as the
              iconic dot - the print of the season.

    Who:      Tara Wickwire, spokesperson for Banana Republic (Canada) is
              available for in-person interviews at the new store July 2,

    When:     July 2, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    About:    Banana Republic, which currently has over 500 stores and annual
              sales of more than $2 billion in North America, is known for
              offering modern interpretations of classic fashion for women
              and men through elevated design and luxurious fabrications at
              affordable prices. The Halifax opening marks Banana Republic's
              27th store in Canada.

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at
    Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
    website at Images are free to accredited
    members of the media/

For further information:

For further information: and/or to schedule an interview or store tour
July 2, please contact: Victoria Kirk, Banana Republic PR (Canada), Office
(416) 355-2321, mobile (416) 558-4507,

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