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To suggest that Ralph Lauren has come a long way is an understatement. From his humble beginnings as a tie salesman working out of a drawer at New York’s Empire State Building, he grew one of the world’s largest and most successful fashion empires from scratch.

For decades, Ralph Lauren’s clothing brand has blended classic, preppy Americana East Coast-style with the look of upper-crust English aristocracy. This style is the hallmark of Ralph Lauren’s design and can be seen in all facets of his brand, from its vintage apparel, accessories and jewelry to furniture and décor.

The iconic fashion designer was born Ralph Rueben Lifshitz in New York City and grew up in the Bronx. When he and his brother were in their teens, they changed their surname from Lifshitz to Lauren after being teased about it at school. Later on, Lauren took business classes at night, worked at various menswear retailers and did a stint in the U.S. Army. While working at tie manufacturer Beau Brummel, he was inspired to create his own line of ties.

In 1967, Lauren launched “Polo,” ties handmade from high-quality fabrics featuring a wide design. They were a success. Lauren sold $500,000 worth to retail giants Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Paul Stuart in his first year.

Lauren expanded his designs into clothing, with his first menswear line of classic tweed suits in 1968 and, in 1971, his first line of womenswear featuring classic feminine tailoring. Lauren’s nostalgic fashion soon captured the eye of Hollywood. He created costumes for the 1974 adaptation of The Great Gatsby and was responsible for Diane Keaton’s distinctive feminine menswear look in 1977’s Annie Hall. Ralph Lauren’s designs have since garnered national and international acclaim and recognition — from Gwyneth Paltrow’s iconic pink 1999 Oscars dress to becoming the official outfitter of Team USA for the Olympics since 2008.

In 2018, Ralph Lauren celebrated his 50th anniversary with a star-studded fashion show and, in 2019, was awarded an honorary knighthood — the highest British honor — for services to fashion.

On 1stDibs, discover a wide range of vintage Ralph Lauren shirts, sweaters and other clothing.

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RALPH LAUREN Beaded Baby Blue & Cream Tube Top with Sleeves Size XS
By Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Black Label
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Ralph Lauren top is composed of a cream and baby blue cashmere. Features a beaded applique and snow flakes with optional chic sleeves. In excellent condition. **Please cross-re...

21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Beige Silk Beaded Short Sleeve Top Size L
By Ralph Lauren
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Minimal wear to top is evident. Minor loose threads within bead work is seen on this used Ralph Lauren designer resale item. Details Beige Silk Short ...

21st Century and Contemporary British Ralph Lauren

Vintage Gold-Tone Ralph Lauren Metal Mesh Belt Size US XS
By Ralph Lauren
Located in New York, NY
Vintage gold-tone metal mesh waist belt by Ralph Lauren. Buckle closure. 1.5" width, 31.5" length.

21st Century and Contemporary Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Navy Blue Wool Rowing Club Embroidered Blazer M
By Ralph Lauren
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Create your own style statement with this gorgeous Ralph Lauren blazer designed in a chic style. Tailor-made for the fashionista in you, this navy blue beauty will let you stand out ...

2010s European Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Polo Ralph Lauren Ecru Floral Smocked Evelyn Dress Size XS
By Ralph Lauren
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Never worn, with tags. No visible wear to dress is evident on this new Polo Ralph Lauren designer resale item. Details Evelyn Ecru Cotton Dress Floral pattern Sleevele...

21st Century and Contemporary British Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Black Wool Slim Leg Cropped Trousers Size L
By Ralph Lauren
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Hardly any visible wear to trousers is evident on this used Ralph Lauren designer resale item. Details Black Wool Trousers Slim fit Cropped Mid rise 2x Side...

21st Century and Contemporary British Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Women's Black Fine Wool & Silk Cutaway Evening Tail Coat 8
By Ralph Lauren
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Ralph Lauren women's 100% fine black wool cutaway evening tail coat, fully lined in 100% silk, marked size 8. This beautiful coat is well constructed and fully lined in black silk. I...

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Ralph Lauren

1990s Ralph Lauren Irridescent Sequin White Stretch Crop Top
By Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a fabulous off-white Ralph Lauren sequin crop tank top. From the 1990s, this brilliant top is covered in iridescent sequins, ...

1990s American Ralph Lauren

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Find an extraordinary range of authentic Ralph Lauren fashion available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, blue, pink and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Marc Jacobs, Escada, and Giorgio Armani appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Ralph Lauren fashion from top boutiques around the world. Ralph Lauren fashion prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at £20 and tops out at £28,044, while the average work can sell for £301.
Questions About Ralph Lauren
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Ralph Lauren is considered a premium brand and is an internationally recognized name in fashion, furniture and more. The quality of materials and durability of Ralph Lauren clothing and more — as well as its universal brand recognition and affiliations with high-end designers — play a role in the price of the company's goods in today's marketplace. Find a variety of Ralph Lauren products on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Polo Ralph Lauren is technically the same as Ralph Lauren, as Polo Ralph Lauren is a sportswear and fragrance line owned by the Ralph Lauren Corporation. However, Polo is not the same as Ralph Lauren. The Ralph Lauren Corporation owns the Polo Ralph Lauren brand, while Polo is produced by U.S. Polo Association.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ralph Lauren has a range of brands, which include Ralph Lauren Collection, Polo Ralph Lauren and Chaps to name a few. There are a total of 17 fashion brands and four home and lifestyle brands under the Ralph Lauren Group umbrella. Find vintage and contemporary Ralph Lauren clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    The style of Ralph Lauren furniture varies. The brand’s furnishings run the gamut from English-country style, which means plenty of tufted chesterfields and handsome wood tables, to Art Deco–influenced glamour to breezy pieces inspired by beachside locales. (Rattan and bamboo are common.) Authentic Ralph Lauren designs often take their cues from 18th-century antiques or reproductions and frequently have the worn-in look of vintage furniture. Luxe materials like mahogany, brass and leather are commonplace in the company’s offerings. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Ralph Lauren furniture from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    While the brand is most famous for its clothing designs, Ralph Lauren does indeed make furniture. It has been described as some of the best luxury furniture on the market with opulent pieces and a rich layered look. You can shop a collection of Ralph Lauren furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    Yes, Ralph Lauren does make faux leather bags. However, the brand also produces bags made with genuine leather and exotic leather like alligator. In addition, you can find Ralph Lauren bags fashioned out of canvas, suede, satin, raffia and straw. On 1stDibs, shop an assortment of Ralph Lauren handbags.

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