I wrote about the GAP opening a couple of days ago and now we have the Banana Republic opening. It is the beginning of the US takeover (or is it?) at The Avenues Mall. The remaining US-based stores left to open are Rampage and Forever21.
Browsing at Banana Republic, I didn't find the one piece I wanted most on my Top 5 from Banana Republic list which was the cotton matador top. I didn't want the silver shoes anymore because I bought the silver Stella McCartney Adidas shoes.
I usually shop at Banana Republic for work clothes and they had a good selection of that. I am hoping they will bring more of the merchandise I saw online. There was a lot of knitwear which is too warm to be worn in Kuwait, this time of year. They had cute cardigan sweaters like the ones that sold out at the GAP. I'm predicting these will sell out fast since they are must-have pieces for every woman's closet!
Really, the only thing that caught my eye at the store were the shoes. I didn't have time to make a purchase. There were a lot of people in the store and not enough people to help get my shoe size but I'm planning on going back soon. Their shoes are really cute and affordable.