Before Banana Republic Was Mainstream Fashion, It Was a Weirdly Wonderful Safari Brand

Revisiting the pith helmets, Jeeps and life-size giraffes

Mel Ziegler still recalls the day in the early 1980s when he and his wife, Patricia, opened the most unusual clothing store Beverly Hills, Calif., had ever seen. 

@UpperEastRob robert.klara@adweek.com Robert Klara is a senior editor, brands at Adweek, where he specializes in covering the evolution and impact of brands.
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