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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...

Fashion Week Review: Safe and Comforting

The first outfit to appear on the runway at Ralph Lauren's fall, 2008 show last week — a plain, gray cashmere tank dress — told the whole story of New York...

Sportswear: Tory's Turn

VITAL STATISTICS: NAME TORY BURCH CURRENT JOB CREATIVE DIRECTOR, TORY BURCH FIRST JOB ASSISTANT TO ZORAN INSIDE TRACK WORKED WITH REED KRAKOFF AND VERA WANG AT...

Media: Evelina Khromtchenko

It's not very often that new faces appear in the front row at fashion shows, so when a petite blond with Miu Miu eyeglasses occupied prime seats at the Milan and...

Ralph Lauren: The Dream Weaver

If tartan-plaid skirts and cable-knit sweaters had never existed, if the English gentry had never lived, if Virginia horse country and the Rocky Mountains had...

White Album

Call it a cleansing of the palette or just a knee-jerk reaction to the kaleidoscopic colors of seasons past. For spring the "it" shade is no shade at all—or a...

Creating the Mirage

On a drenched afternoon with the temperature dropping below 60 degrees, it's quite a stretch to suddenly be transported 4,000 miles away to an African...

Sci-Fi Today, Sci-Fact Tomorrow

In the future of Stephen Spielberg's "Minority Report", televisions and computers have been replaced by transparent screens on which life-size images appear to...

Pret a Sporter

Ever since Suzanne Lenglen breezed to victory in a headband and short-sleeved dress in 1919, Wimbledon has been a showcase for style. This year, it's the...

Fashion: Karl Comes to Conquer

What do you do when you've scaled the heights of fashion, designing some of the most talked-about collections on runways from Paris to Milan, and you've...

Shine On

Heavy on the Metals This page: Bottega Veneta Fenice bag, $3,850 bottegaveneta.com) Paco Rabanne by Patrick Robinson python sandal with rope detail, $738...