Banana Republic Opens Paris Store, First in France

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Banana Republic's Fall 2011 campaign

Parisians who've been waiting with bated breath and American expats feeling a bit homesick, fashion-wise, we've got great news: Banana Republic has just opened a shop in Paris.

The two-story, 16,000 square-foot store on the Champs Elysées will sell the brand’s complete range, including women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, shoes, and the upscale Monogram collection, the Wall Street Journal reports.

And Banana Republic isn’t the only U.S. retailer making its mark on the French capital, though.

The Journal reports that it shares a Champs Elysées stretch with Abercrombie & Fitch and Tommy Hilfiger, while Michael Kors also recently opened a Paris flagship.

But don’t think this chic clothing swap doesn’t go both ways! New York City recently got its taste of quintessentially chic Parisian boutiques, Sandro and Maje.

Who needs a plane ticket, anyway?