Mon-Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, noon-7pm
N, R at Prince St.
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Ralph Lauren opened this 8,000-square-foot spot in 2011 over two floors of a landmarked cast iron building. In contrast to the clubby vibe of the brand’s uptown Rhinelander Mansion store, the Soho location sports a more laid-back, downtown set-up with white pillars, archways, and dark hardwood floors. On the ground floor, women can peruse the latest styles from the label’s ready-to-wear collection along with items from the formal Black Label Collection and the casual, Western-influenced Blue Label Collection. Downstairs, men can try on classic polos, as well as seasonal fashions, the RLX athletic line, and impeccable suits, for which in-house tailoring is available. Shoes, fragrances, vintage glasses, books, toys, and even board games can also be found scattered throughout the store.Sales
Fall/winter and spring/summer sales are usually held twice a year.
Spring 2005 featured an array of sophisticated suiting perfect for brides who want to wear the traditional color, but in a nontraditional style. Expect to see flowy white pantsuits and silky linen knee-length skirt suits that you can wear long after you've tied the knot.Women's Clothing
You can count on the purveyor of prep-school fashion for the perfect blazer—and pretty much anything plaid or tweed. But Ralph Lauren never fails to serve up some surprises each season, as well, like a camel hair full skirt, a wool-cashmere bouclé jacket, a washed-cashmere herringbone double-breasted jacket. Into vests? Get a puffy one at a pretty price, or the goatskin, which costs as much as a PowerBook. Preppies will delight in the wall of wide-wale corduroys in a rainbow of colors (each with a contrasting ribbon belt).Men's Clothing
Polo, the Mansion’s tougher little brother, supplies prepsters with cabled sweaters, cardigans, crewnecks, pleated and flat-front trousers, cashmere sweatpants, and, of course, the iconic polo shirts. For elegant, luxurious dress clothes, check out the Purple Label—but beware: Leather coats start at $3,200. There's activewear from RLX, too. The merchandising mix is the same in the West Village men's store: well-edited vintage pieces (messenger-style leather bags, cowboy boots, and belts) alongside choices from all Ralph labels, including RLX. There are cashmere rugby shirts for the preppy set, exquisite suits and shoes for power brokers, and fringed suede jackets and snap-front shirts for urban cowboys.Men's formalwear
Ralph Lauren’s Purple Label tuxedo comes in superluxurious wool and silk ($5,295), and the slim-cut Black Label tuxedo starts at $2,150. Any of three Polo tuxedo styles are comparative bargains, at $1,495.