The American brand Ralph Lauren is always associated with luxury and impeccable style. The history of this well-known clothing manufacturer began back in 1966, when the son of a Belarusian emigrant, Ralph Lauren (nee Livshits), with the financial support of businessman Norman Hilton, opened a small company shop for selling ties.
Five years later, Ralph Lauren already boasted his own department at Bloomingdale's and a branch in Beverly Hills. In the same years, he launched the production of women's clothing, glasses and sports shirts in 24 different shades. A little later, Ralph Lauren perfumes, children's clothing, and underwear were released for sale.
In 1981, the company opens a London store and thus enters the foreign market for the first time. The next step of the fashion designer was the production of furniture and various home accessories under the brand name Ralph Lauren Home.
By the end of the eighties, Ralph Lauren was the undisputed trendsetter. Americans were happy to wear cowboy leather jackets produced under this brand, and fluffy skirts with frills. Lauren himself was admired for his ability to present well-known things from a completely new angle.
In 2006, Ralph Lauren became the first-ever official designer of the Wimbledon tournament, having developed sketches of clothes for all staff serving the tournament.
Today, the company of a talented fashion designer continues to manufacture clothing, accessories, perfumes, and interior items. In addition to branding directly under the Ralph Lauren name, it covers brands such as Polo Jeans Co., Chaps, RRL, RLX, Rugby, Club Monaco, RL Childrenswear and more. The company owns over 300 branded stores around the world.