Banana Republic is one of the best stores out there. I live in New York and Houston depending on the time of year, and can honestly say that BR continues to prove itself year after year. Their clothes keep up with fast-paced fashion trends at either end of the nation. They do a wonderful job in keeping up with the latest looks and creating new, inventive styles of their own. Their clothes are made in great sizes that fit a woman's body in the way that proper clothes should. I have numerous pieces from BR and am complimented on them constantly.
Pros: They're everywhere
Cons: Many women shop there