Mel Ziegler

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Mel Ziegler is a founder of Banana Republic and The Republic of Tea. He lives outside of San Francisco.

Photograph by Marko Lavrisha

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In the tradition of Pour Your Heart Into It and How Starbucks Saved My Life, a surprising and inspiring memoir from the founders of Banana Republic.

With $1,500 and no business experience, Mel and Patricia Ziegler turned a wild idea into a company that would become the international retail colossus Banana Republic. Re-imagining military surplus as safari and expedition wear, the former journalist and artist created a world that captured the zeitgeist for a generation...

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