I really like Banana Republic and shop almost exclusively there now. But I buy my jeans and pants at Express. Their Editor pants are fantastic and they have lasted me for years. Almost all my dresses and tops are BR.
I used to shop Ann Taylor loft, but they lost me this year when they had denim capris in store. It seemed that they were pushing clothing for 50-up over the last year. I did get a flyer with a coupon recently and some of their early fall stuff is really cute, so I might take a look again.