Time Out says
Posted: Tue Nov 30 1999
The 17,000 square foot store on Regent Street covers two vast floors and feels like a posh hotel lobby, with its chandeliers, spiral staircases and plush chairs. The stock is equally elegant, encompassing a selection of refined clothes and accessories.
For women, there is a good selection of wardrobe staples and workwear, as well as chic eveningwear in the form of ruffled shirts and fitted shift dresses. The ground-floor collection has more than a nod to Burberry with its creamy trenches and gathered blouses, while upstairs are more youthful numbers, like silk printed smock dresses, nautical tees and embellished tops.
Pieces are often highly tactile, with lots of cashmere and satin. The modern city gent will also feel at home here, with a choice of casual chinos, V-neck sweaters and smart shirts in the basement. Back on the ground, the impressive array of moderately priced jewellery is well worth a gander, as is the collection of shoes. Styles here may not be hot-off-the-runway, but it’s a good bet for timeless style.
Branches Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Hendon, NW4 3EP (8203 1397); 132 Long Acre, WC2E 9AA (7836 9567)
Banana Republic 224 Regent Street