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Ralph Lauren

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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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$1,903
Ralph Lauren Cream & Sky Blue Cashmere Cable Knit Halter top
By Ralph Lauren
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Ralph Lauren cream & sky blue cashmere cable knit halter top. Soft cashmere halter with a narrow band of sky blue cashmere knit trim. Cream cashmere with v neck, cables front and bac...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Ralph Lauren

1990s Ralph Lauren black silk shirt with white decorative stitching
By Ralph Lauren
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Ralph Lauren black silk shirt with white decorative stitching. Model with classic collar, front closure with buttons, long sleeves and buttoned cuffs. Size: 6 UK Flat measurements ...
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1990s Ralph Lauren

RALPH LAUREN Collection Size 9 Orange Leather Pull On Boots
By Ralph Lauren
Located in San Francisco, CA
RALPH LAUREN Collection boots comes in a orange leather featuring a riding style, silver tone hardware, and a pull on style. Made in Italy. Very Good Pre-Owned Condition. Marked: 9...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Ralph Lauren

90s Ralph Lauren white and blue striped cotton shirt
By Ralph Lauren
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Ralph Lauren white and blue striped cotton shirt. White rounded collar, front button closure, long sleeves and buttoned cuffs. Size: L Flat measurements Height: 80 cm Chest: 60 cm ...
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1990s Ralph Lauren

2000s Ralph by Ralph Lauren pinstriped blazer
By Ralph Lauren
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Ralph by Ralph Lauren pinstriped blazer. Classic velvet lapel collar, frontal conceared closure, three welt pockets, two of them with flaps. Long sleeves with buttoned cuffs. Size: ...
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Early 2000s Ralph Lauren

RALPH LAUREN Collection Size 4 Purple & Taupe Plaid Cotton Blouse
By Ralph Lauren
Located in San Francisco, CA
RALPH LAUREN Collection blouse comes in a purple & taupe plaid cotton featuring pleated sleeves, spread collar, and a hidden placket closure. Very Good Pre-Owned Condition. Marked:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Ralph Lauren

Vintage Deadstock Ralph Lauren Hand Knit Wool Sweater in Cream Red Gray & Black
By Ralph Lauren
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely gorgeous deadstock Ralph Lauren vintage sweater. It is a thick wool hand knit turtleneck with classic designs in white, red, gray and black. The turtleneck can ...
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1980s American Ralph Lauren

2000s Polo by Ralph Lauren crew-neck orange cotton pullover
By Ralph Lauren
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Polo by Ralph Lauren crew-neck orange cotton pullover. Embroidered American flag and “RL” initials. Ribbed cuffs and bottoms. Size: L Flat measurements Height: 57 cm Bust: 41 cm S...
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Early 2000s Ralph Lauren

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Ralph Lauren fashion for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Ralph Lauren fashion. 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 blue, red, purple and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Escada, Giuseppe Zanotti and miu miu appealing. On 1stDibs, find designer Ralph Lauren fashion, vintage and haute couture from top boutiques around the world. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $47 and tops out at $35,000, while the average work can sell for $358..
Questions About Ralph Lauren
  • 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 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.

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