“What I do is about living the best life you can and enjoying the fullness of the life around you. From what you wear to the way you live to the way you love.” – Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren Corporation is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of luxury lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, footwear & accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality.
It all started with a tie in 1967…
Working out of a drawer in the Empire State Building, and drawing inspiration of the glamour of Old Hollywood, Ralph bucks the trends of the day with a collection of wide ties, each handmade with the highest quality fabrics.
In 1968, Ralph deputs his first full men’s collection. Standout pieces include a wide flannel suit, and dress shirts in unexpected sport shirt fabrics. “I wanted more romance,” Ralph said explaining his inspiration. “I wanted something that got me excited.”
In 1970, the Polo by Ralph Lauren shop opens in Bloomingdales. It’s the legendary store’s first ever boutique devoted to a single designer, and Ralph oversees every detail, down to the wood paneling.
For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren has sought to inspire the dream of a better life through authenticity and timeless style. Its reputation and distinctive image have been developed across a wide range of products, brands, distribution channels and international markets.
The Company’s brand names – which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children and Chaps, among others – constitute one of the world’s most widely recognized families of consumer brands. We believe that our global reach, breadth of product offerings, and multichannel distribution are unique among luxury and apparel companies.
Reflecting a distinctive American perspective, we have been an innovator in aspirational lifestyle branding and believe that, under the direction of internationally renowned designer Ralph Lauren, we have had a considerable influence on the way people dress and the way that fashion is advertised and celebrated throughout the world.
We combine consumer insights with our design, marketing, and imaging skills to offer, along with our licensing alliances, broad lifestyle product collections with a unified vision.
There is currently 23 Stores in New York where RL is sold.