While Banana Republic and the Emmy/Golden Globe Award–winning TV show Mad Men have joined forces in the past to cross-promote each other (one or two of our staff may or may not have entered the casting-call contest to win a guest spot on the show a few years ago), this year the clothing company and Mad Men’s renowned costume designer, Janie Bryant, are teaming up to design a capsule clothing collection based on the chic 1960s style of the show’s characters. Even better? You don’t have to wait until early 2012 (the tentative air date for the fifth season) to shop www.bananarepublic.com
Everyone’s favorite members-only, online sample-sale site, Gilt.com — beloved by American Way for its insider prices and exclusive deals on designer brands — is expanding into new territory with the launch of a sister (er, brother) site, Parkandbond.com. The new shopping portal is a full-retail-price, one-stop luxury shopping experience for the modern man and offers a carefully curated inventory from more than 80 designers (including Alexander McQueen, Isaia, Etro, Paul Smith and more).