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No. 8 Shopping: The Rich And The Rest

High-end retailers such as Ralph Lauren and Tiffany used to be pretty good indicators of where the economy was headed: when people make more luxury purchases,...

Watch Out, Switzerland

Here comes Ralph. From tuxedos to wall paints, the Polo Ralph Lauren universe had everything but the perfect watch. Now it has three: Slim Classique (above), an...

Point-and-Shoot Shopping.

The humble bar code is getting hip. And with it, a luxury brand hopes to usher in a revolution in U.S. retailing. Later this month, in a campaign pegged to...

The New Sartorialists

In the late 1960s, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, two outsiders from the Bronx who dreamed of making it big in the fashion industry, started their companies...

Saturday in the Park with Ralph Lauren

It's been a year of major fashion anniversaries, what with Valentino celebrating 45 years in business last summer in Rome, and the house of Dior feting their...

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