I love Banana Republic. It's probably the place where I buy most of my clothes... the stuff all fits me perfectly, and the patterns are never so obvious that suddenly you find yourself walking around outside and see tons of people wearing exactly the same clothing. One thing that bugs me a bit about the place is that prices/sizes seem to be increasing. On the price side, I generally find I have to wait until there's a sale in order to get anything for a decenly good deal (there are a few sales a year though where - if you go on the first day - you can get a lot of stuff for an excellent price!)... As for sizes, I'm always happy when I see what size I fit into at Banana Republic (And like I said above - their stuff almost always fits me very well). Recently though, their stuff has started to run slightly larger than usual, and I wonder if they're playing psychological tricks to get people to purchase more.