How constant promotions have plagued Banana Republic

Banana Republic is banking on a buzzy capsule collection, co-signed by a celebrity, to help pull itself out of a retail cycle reliant on promotions.

At the retailer’s presentation at New York Fashion Week, a selection of the Spring/Summer 2017 products were designed with fashion personality Olivia Palermo, its newly hired global style ambassador. The items in Palermo’s collection — an off-the-shoulder eyelet top with matching skirt, a cream tie-bow blouse — went on sale alongside the presentation online and at Banana Republic’s Flatiron store in a continuation of the retailer’s see-now-buy-now showing at fashion week, which it first launched in February.

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