did you know that banana republic was launching a holiday collection inspired by literary classic (and upcoming film) ‘anna karenina’? now you know. and as you also can see from the images above, that collection is going to be pretty amazing. considering the story takes place in russia, you can bet your frigid fanny that all the faux fur trim and down vest action will keep you warm this winter.

aside from loving the line, i wonder how this will affect banana republic’s overall brand strategy. following in the footsteps of a ‘mad men’ collection, this solidifies the retailer as creator of “inspired-by” clothing, which doesn’t sit well with me.

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