You may remember last month we wrote about the launch of Ralph Lauren’s newly renovated Rhinelander Mansion, which houses menswear exclusively. So many of you, I’m sure, were wondering where and when a women’s shopping mecca would open. Well, here’s your first look! Ralph Lauren now owns two mansions, one right across the street from the other. The latest mansion added to the Ralph Lauren real estate account is exclusively for us, ladies! However, unlike the Rhinelande, this mansion was built from scratch for Ralph Lauren. That’s quite the undertaking and one which I fully plan on paying homage to when I visit NYC next.
“I started out working out of a drawer in the Empire State Building. I didn’t even have an office. I started with the tie, and little by little, I added product. Then I launched women’s wear,” Ralph Lauren told WWD in an exclusive interview earlier this week.
And what better way to say “I’ve done my best at making something out of nothing” than by opening a 22,000 square foot retail space for women everywhere to enjoy!
Here’s a look inside the store. If you are in New York and you don’t visit…well, you are just not the person I thought you were…
Images courtesy of WWD / Robert Mitra