“Back when all this started, I felt sure that there were no boundaries. I’m even more sure of that today.”
The Story of a Fashion Legend
Ralph Rueben Lifshitz was born in The Bronx, New York City in 1939. As a teenager, he changed his surname to Lauren. He studied business science and served time in the army before breaking into fashion.
With no formal design training, he founded the Ralph Lauren Empire in 1967. After opening his first ever tie shop, he then moved into menswear. In 1971, he introduced his Ralph Lauren womenswear label.
The appeal of Ralph Lauren designer collections lies in their chic, ‘preppy’ look. This now extends into Sportswear, Casual Wear and Home Furnishings. "We don't only sell clothes," says Ralph. "We are selling a dream and a vision."
In 2010, he was made Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Four years later in 2014, he collaborated with the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust to help fund a new, state-of-the-art breast cancer research facility.
What began 40 years ago with a collection of ties has grown into an entire world, redefining the true American style. Ralph Lauren has long been known for the quality of its products and the elegance of its design. Creating worlds of style, imagination and innovation, Ralph Lauren invites its customers to take part in its dream.
With their unique style of marketing, they were pioneers of lifestyle advertising. With their store design, they took this customer participation to a new level, as an exciting, rich interactive destination. When you’re transported into the world of Ralph Lauren, you learn about design, style and culture.
Ralph Lauren at Wheelers
At Wheelers, we have a most extensive collection of Ralph Lauren clothing, featuring Boxer Shorts, Socks and Sleepwear. Our range of accessories comprises Leather Belts, Ties, Cufflinks, Scarves, Caps, Wallets and Key rings. Be it for casual or formal occasions, there’s no finer way to finish off your outfit to perfection. We also stock a range of Ralph Lauren bags, both leather and canvas bags, as well as a smart range of wash bags.
Making Your Ralph Lauren Purchase Personal – for Business or as a Gift
At Wheelers, we have an extensive personalisation service. We’ll make your chosen gifts really special with our engraving or leather embossing service. We’ll even engrave a metal plaque to be applied to the presentation box of your Ralph Lauren gift.
Just to make things really special, we’ll add a final flourish with our personal gift wrapping service.
There is no better way to celebrate the success of an employee or of your business as a whole than with a Ralph Lauren gift. Maybe one of your team has just earned promotion. Or perhaps you’ve won a new contract or a tough target has been exceeded. Either way, a Ralph Lauren gift engraved with your company logo or personal message is the perfect way to say ‘Well done!’