Ralph Lauren Opens Online Vintage Store
“I have always loved things that are timeless and get better with age.” says legendary septuagenarian fashion designer Ralph Lauren. You could be excused for imagining he’s talking about himself, but he is in fact speaking of the carefully chosen vintage pieces that make up the collection at his new online project; RL Vintage.
If you’re one of those dedicated fashion lovers who spends their free hours scouring the internet and vintage stores in search of unique items and rare designer finds, RL Vintage is poised to save you from a world of hassle and effort.
More than just another simple online boutique, Lauren’s new website boasts a curated selection of one-of-a-kind pieces for sale, along with a wide range of editorial content such as in depth biographies of vintage Ralph Lauren collectors and information on the brand’s storied history.
Set to be updated by Lauren himself with new themed items seasonally, the collection is currently marked by a distinctly Western motif and a focus on fringed suede, hand-painted leather jackets, shearling dusters and cowboy boots with fine stitched detailing. Although this should tell you that RL Vintage is definitely not the site for the fashion conscious animal lover, those among you with an eye for hides and clothing that reflects traditional Americana should feel right at home.
The RL Vintage website is open now and features an online store, collector profiles and RL highlights, as well as a section where you can cast your vote for favourite out of production Ralph Lauren pieces to be withdrawn from the archive and added to the next collection.