October 2013 Summary: Ralph Lauren Corporation
engages in the design, marketing, and distribution of lifestyle
products. It offers apparel products, including a range of men's,
women's, and children's clothing; accessories comprising footwear,
eyewear, watches, fine jewelry, hats, belts, and leather goods,
such as handbags and luggage; home products consisting of bedding
and bath products, furniture, fabric and wallpaper, paint, tabletop
and giftware; and fragrance products. The company sells its products
primarily under Polo Ralph Lauren, Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Women's
Collection, Black Label, Blue Label, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, RRL,
RLX Ralph Lauren, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, Rugby, Ralph
Lauren, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, American Living, Chaps, and
Club Monaco brand names. Ralph Lauren Corporation sells its products
through department stores, specialty stores, golf and pro shops,
as well as company owned and licensed retail stores, and concessions-based
shop-within-shops, and e-commerce Websites. The company also sells
its apparel, home, and other products through licensing alliances.
As of March 31, 2012, the company operated 379 retail stores, 474
concessions-based shop-within-shops, and 6 e-commerce Websites.
It has operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company
was formerly known as Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation and changed
its name to Ralph Lauren Corporation in August 2011. Ralph Lauren
Corporation was founded in 1967 and is based in New York, New York.
August 2011 News: At the firm's
annual meeting, shareholders voted to change the company name from
Polo Ralph Lauren to Ralph Lauren
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