When we have an afternoon off at the Ana Banana office, we do not, though we enjoy watching others do it, prance around in singsong through Bushwick looking for Pokémon. We’d much rather go to a museum, thank you very much. So we went to catch Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty before it closed on Sunday, and to the Whitney (being a member makes one stroll in the galleries, putting Pollack and whoever aside for ‘next time’) for a treasure hunt of a sort; we were looking for those works that are like cornucopias, ones that continually feed and satisfy our curiosity. Degas’s fingerprint on a landscape monotype giving texture to an overcast sky; the rounded hands of a boy and a mother in an Arshile Gorky; subway portraits by Walker Evans.
So we found many goods in our little hunt. As I did when I saw Emma Cline at McNally Jackson talking about her Girls, and listened to Deborah Treisman of the New Yorker talk about Chekhov with an older Russian gentleman who proposed a pursuit of meaningfulness over happiness on a sunny day in Bryant Park. The city offered us so much this July.
So we are giving back in our independent swimwear local business/monetizing brand way that we can! We’ve hidden Ana Banana postcards throughout the city with two special promo-codes that give you 30% off all our styles. Find them, use them, keep them, or send them to someone who deserves your words and the amazing sale! (Hint: if you’re not an adventuring type, I hear Fort Green Flea this Saturday is sure to have them.)
Though perhaps not life changing as some art works can be, a good swimwear can most certainly change your summer for the better.
-Ana Banana Team