I stopped at Banana the other day to check out some new arrivals and was pleasantly surprised by several pieces. They're still not super wow-ing me, but there were definitely some pretty items. If you have a Gap family card, you can get 25% off 3/1-11 with code BRMAD25. Nice to see a card-only perk once in a while. (J.Crew, please note!)
The first thing that I saw and wanted to try on was a the Striped Button-Shoulder Sweater. It's a pullover sweater in a soft blended mix, nicely priced at $59.50 full price. The bright pink and red stripes are what pulled me in (shock). I grabbed a small and would stick with that, as it was a nice fit overall There are little pink and gold buttons at the shoulder, that are reminiscent to me of the much-coveted pink J.Crew Lexington Blazer. Super cute! I'd pay full price, but with a discount, it's a great deal. They are sold out online all of a sudden (it was in stock yesterday!), but my store looked to just set them out, so they are probaly at your local store.
Next is the Barbara Striped Knit Blazer, in navy/white. This one is almost sold out online, but there were still a lot in my store. This is a blended knit, but still nice to the touch. Cute gold buttons. Has little shoulder pads I'd probably remove. I like that it's a bit longer than the other knit stripe blazers out there (there are a lot! Similar with review here, similar, similar, similar, similar). This is a 4, and I'd stick with this size.
I spied the Jana Peep-toe Pump in red, and it looked cute and pretty comfortable, and I was right. I tried on my regular size (8.5) and I felt this would be the size I'd take. It felt stable and had some nice little cushion. Didn't feel like it would rub on my toes at the peep-toe part. The heel is very manageable, with that bit of platform. It'a matte brick red, not super bright. There is also a pretty caramel color if you're looking for a neutral. They're on promo right now ($78.50, a good deal IMO), so they don't work with the 25% off.
Finally, I tried on the Embellished Open Cardigan in yellow, which caught my eye b/c it reminded me of a recent Kate Spade sweater. The yellow is bright and cheery, and the embellishment is pretty and seemed securely sewn. It is 100% cotton, and has hook and eye closure all along the placket, which I loved. TTS, this is a small. I don't see yellow online right now, and it's on a promo price (so promo doesn't apply, boo).
Also want to mention the Graphic Enamel Cuff, which I have and love. It's weighty and the colors are really pretty in the pink/navy colorway.
Have you shopped at BRep lately?
p.s. J.Crew extended the 30% off sale items, and added in free shipping for $100+. Did you get anything so far? I'm grabbed a couple things, including factory promo items, so will review when I get them! There was an update today, with some new markdowns, like the Rugby-Stripe dress and and the Fanfare Jules dress!