Let’s Look Back: A History Lesson of the Penny Loafer

The first day of fall is nearly here. School is officially in session. Just because. Do you really need a reason to pick up a pair of fit-for-every-man-woman-and-child penny loafers? Because I could go on. But instead, I’ll give you a little history lesson – you know, so you can drop some knowledge when someone (inevitably) admires your new shoes.

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September 10, 2013

Rugby Ralph Lauren: The Rundown

Prepsters, rejoice. Rugby Ralph Lauren is almost here, and with it, the answer to your Ivy-inspired apparel dreams. While you may already know Rugby’s look – old-school gone edgy – quite well, a rundown on the brand’s background can only intensify the love, right? (Right.)

The brand launched in 2004, as a younger, edgier take on that American-style prep its parent company, Polo Ralph Lauren, is known for.

Not sure if it’s Rugby Ralph Lauren? If the rich materials, delicious structures, and ubiquitous plaids aren’t a dead giveaway, then look for a skull and crossbones motif, or “R.L.F.C.” – two of the brand’s most recognizable logos.

Rugby Ralph Lauren’s staple product is – you guessed it – the rugby shirt. Originally, the shirts were produced in the school colors of the college towns in which Rugby stores resided.

Taylor Swift is a fanNeed we say more?

Our Rugby Ralph Lauren Women Boutique opens Wednesday, December 12, at 11AM ET.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

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December 12, 2012