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Banana Republic dresses up wine bottles

October 20, 2011 |  2:41 pm

CdB_BR_Cab_approvedThe pairing of fashion and alcohol is no huge stretch. We’ve seen Jean CdB_BR_Chard_approved  Paul Gaultier put a Piper Heidsieck champagne bottle in a sexy red corset and Pucci dress up a sleek bottle of Veuve Clicquot.

The trend is going more mass market this holiday season as Banana Republic has paired with Northern California winery Clos du Bois on a stylish label that will adorn their best-selling blends.

Banana Republic’s creative director Simon Kneen has illustrated two labels especially for Clos du Bois two most popular wines — the North Coast Chardonnay and North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon.

It’s no corset, but these bottles are also much more accessible than a bottle of champagne wearing couture covering. The Chardonnay is $16.99 and the Cabernet Sauvignon $18.99. Both are available beginning Nov. 1 at

-- Melissa Magsaysay



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Photos: Clos du Bois' Banana Republic Cabernet Sauvignon, left, and Chardonnay. Credit: Clos du Bois