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Born Ralph Lifshitz in The Bronx, New York in 1939, the founder of Polo Ralph Lauren later changed his last name to Lauren. In 1969 he launched a line of men’s ties under the name Polo Ralph Lauren and signed a contract to sell them within Bloomingdale’s in Manhattan.

By the early 70s, Polo Ralph Lauren introduced women’s apparel and the Polo emblem, characteristic of the brand, was born. The polo rider and horse was stitched on the cuff of the suits.

In 1981, Ralph Lauren opened a store on New Bond Street, London, and its international expansion started. Today, Ralph Lauren is a multinational company producing a variety of brands, from clothing to accessories, fragrances, home décor and furniture.

Fashion designer Ralph Lauren began his career as a clothing salesman in New York. By 1967, he had grown tired of selling ties made by other manufacturers and decided to design his own line. He started distributing these ties via small menswear stores, and then eventually began selling them at Bloomingdale's. Within just a year, Lauren was able to get some seed money from another major Manhattan clothing company, and he officially founded Polo Fashions, Inc. The new business soon expanded its product line to include suits, shirts, and sportswear.

The Polo brand really hit its stride during the 1980s--often known as the ""decade of Ralph Lauren."" The company embodied sophistication without stuffiness or flamboyance, and it carved out a niche for itself among upper-middle class Americans. Having introduced its own take on the polo shirt in the 1970s, the brand cultivated a line that exuded a similar casual elegance. In 1987, the company name was officially changed to the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (""Polo"" would eventually be dropped from the moniker once the manufacturer started introducing other lines). Today, Polo Ralph Lauren remains one of the company's most popular sub-brands. Clothes are sold at more than 600 Ralph Lauren stores around the world.

Babies & Kids Merchandise


Ralph Lauren defined American style 40 years ago focusing on high quality materials, clean lines and classic looks. The brand has created a very specific look that transcends its different lines from home to clothing, incorporating American elements and colors (red, white and blue) with classic, sophisticated designs.

The brand’s line for Children expands sizes 2 to 20 years old and offers a variety of tailored looks with sweet and sophisticated dresses or formal occasion wear for boys. Ralph Lauren also has a casual line with jeans and t-shirts with a definite cool, American look.

Ralph Lauren Children’s accessories include backpacks, duffel bags, messenger bags, casual bags for girls and baseball caps and hats for both genders

Ralph Lauren also has a baby line that covers Newborn to 9 months and offers layette for boys and girls, shirts, ties, sports coats, dresses, shoes and accessories, such as terry robes and towels, bibs, blankets and nursery accents.

Polo Ralph Lauren manufactures a wide array of clothes for kids and adults. Most styles are distinctly preppy, while others cross into more casual or formal territory. In boys' sizes, you can find short- and long-sleeved polo shirts, tees, and henleys. Other tops include thermals, sweaters, button-down shirts, pullovers, and hoodies. Bottoms range from formal chinos and trousers to more casual corduroys, sweats, and jeans. The brand offers sport coats, blazers, and suits for special occasions. For girls, popular clothes include dresses in styles like shirtdresses, sweater dresses, and party dresses. You'll also find plenty of basic tops and light outerwear options. The brand offers for both boys and girls, including down coats, peacoats, trenches, utility jackets, denim jackets, bomber jackets, and more.

Mom rating

Classic American looks, made with high quality fabrics in stylish and timeless designs is what comes to mind when we think of Ralph Lauren Children’s wear.

The company does timeless high style clothing for little one like few others can. We love the classic look of its pure cotton layette for babies, the sweet dresses in pastel colors for spring, or the stronger, bolder colors for the winter months. The boys’ Ralph Lauren shirts are a staple that can be passed along and used for years to come without losing any of their style or fashion relevance.
But Ralph Lauren is much more than a great clothing retailer, the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation supports a variety of initiatives to support charitable organizations and events. In the fight against cancer, the company has several programs in place, such as The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer and Prevention that provides cancer treatment and screening for underserved communities or its Pink Pony Campaign, a worldwide initiative that donates its proceeds to fight cancer.

In support of communities, the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation also provides college scholarships to children of victims of the 9-11 terrorists attacks and its employees volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofit, community-based programs.

For its amazing clothes, great designs, quality and humanitarian efforts, we give Ralph Lauren 5 stars out of 5.

Women's Merchandise


In women's sizes, Polo Ralph Lauren has apparel in every major category. Polo shirts continue to play a major role and are available in several different colors and cuts. Other tops include Oxford shirts, v-necks, scoopnecks, tanks, camis, graphic tees, blouses, tunics, and workshirts. Both short dresses and maxi dresses are available for casual wear and occasions. The brand offers jeans in all the most popular cuts and washes, in addition to skinny pants, leggings, chinos, and jumpsuits. Polo Ralph Lauren has a broad selection of shoes for women that includes boots, booties, pumps, flats, and sandals.

Our rating

Though Polo Ralph Lauren may have hit its peak back in the 1980s, it continues to be an extremely popular brand today among a wide range of consumers. Styles still tend to be preppier and a little more formal, but the manufacturer also ventures into casualwear and fashion apparel to appeal to people with all different tastes. The brand isn't known for being particularly affordable--most styles are priced above $100--but you may be able to score a great deal when you shop for products via consignment. We give Polo Ralph Lauren 5 stars out of 5.

Polo by Ralph Lauren logo
  • Established 1969
  • High quality design
Sold at:
High-end retailers, Ralph Lauren flagship stores and online
Types of items:
High-end dresses, shirts, sports coats and ties for children. Casual, cool jeans, jackets, polo shirts, shorts, casual pants and graphic t-shirts
Related brands:
Polo Ralph Lauren, Black Label, Purple Label, Lauren Ralph Lauren, RLX, RRL, Denim & Supply, Collection, Blue Label, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, Baby Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Home.
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