July 26, 2013

fashion friday

banana republic issa london collection

The ‘Engagement Dress’. You don’t have to say anything else besides these three little words and whomever you’re with will automatically know you’re talking about the now-famous sapphire silk wrap dress, worn by Kate Middleton when she and Prince William announced their engagement. It caused a worldwide frenzy overnight, catapulting designer Issa London to the global stage and nearly bankrupted the small operation.

And now, this dress (originally priced at $575) will be made available starting August 13 for $130 as part of the Banana Republic Issa London collection. The 40-piece collection will primarily focus on the brand’s signature slinky maxi dresses, but you can also expect animal print dresses, kimono tops, oversize accessories, and totes (all ranging between $39.50 to $150).

Are you psyched about the collection? And how great would it be if the brand fed our Kate frenzy and featured her in the ad campaign somehow. Just saying…

Thanks for joining me this week, have a great weekend!


  • Margie

    Happy Friday! Banana Republic should do well with this collection….anything connected to Kate can’t fail!!