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Banana Republic launches new denim collection



Bananarunway Following in its sister store's footsteps, Banana Republic is jumping on the premium denim-for-less bandwagon with a new collection debuting Jan. 6.

The brand is promising more washes and more fits for prices starting at $79.50. That's far less than what lots of people are willing to shell out for designer dungarees. (Though not as many people as in the past, it appears.)

First, the colors: Banana Republic says its jeans will include hues borrowed from faded azure skies, cornflower blue and artist Jasper John's deep, familiar indigo. So poetic for a pant with humble beginnings.Bananarunway2

Next, the fit: The eight cuts for women include Skinny, Ultimate Skinny, Slouchy Skinny, Boyfriend, Curvy Boot, Boot, Straight and Trouser. Yes, you read that right. Three types of skinny. That look has some impressive, if perplexing, staying power.

Men get to choose from Straight, Vintage Straight, Boot and Relaxed. So your hubby or boyfriend will need half as much time as you do in the dressing room. Some things don't change.

Deal Diva Colleen

(Photos: Courtesy of Banana Republic. The female model is wearing the premium distressed skinny jean, and the male model is sporting a blue distressed jean.)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:23pm]


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