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Old 12-07-2013, 10:16 PM
 
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What's the diffrence in quality for diffrent lines? I'm ordering a coat as gift and it seems so confusing. I don't want to make a bad choice. Any RL experts out there?
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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I can't imagine that anyone would turn up her nose at a Ralph Lauren garment.

He does a department store line, and he does designer. Maybe he does other lines as well. The exact brand should be listed with the garment in question.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:28 AM
 
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well for mens clothing, Purple Label is considered the most exclusive with all their garments made by boutique houses in England, Italy or France. A PL suit can easily cost $5000 and up. A step down is Black Label, which is their standard luxury line and found at Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom's, so you come across their items on the sales rack regularly. In fact you'd be stupid to not wait for a 40% off sale since it happens so frequently. There's also "RRL" which is their heritage/vintage/Western workwear line that has a cult following, especially nowadays since that kind of Americana lumberjack/laborer look is very popular right now among 20-something's. And there was also their neo-prep Rugby line that they recently discontinued. It was like a cross between Jack Wills, J.Crew and Nautica but at a higher price point. Unfortunately, their target demographic of Millenial college grads got hit by the Great Recession and didn't have the $$$ to splurge on $300 pea coats while slaving away as barista's and Lyft drivers. Lastly, there's Polo RL and that's the generic stuff you find at Macy's, their outlets or TJ Maxx. Not terrible quality, but it's the same label that's given rise to the tacky Big Pony polo shirts if that tells you something.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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Thanks so much for explaining it. I'm ordering a woman's coat from RalphLauren.com and its a reasonably price Lauren label which is not available in Men's department so I have no idea about the quality or where it stands in hirearchy. I just want to make sure that its a decent label. Lauren label is also available on websites of Macy's, Bloomingsdale and Nordstrom etc.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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RLPL is Purple Label = Designer, high-end. It's an odd mixture of luxury classics and very, very fashion forward. A lot of it is stuff most people just would never wear, it's too out there. RLPL suits are all made to measure, no off the rack anymore. Runs to the stuffy for the classics. As I said, an odd mix.

RLBL is Black Label = Designer, modern. Slimmer cuts, more contemporary. Second only to RLPL is quality and price. Frequently on sale, don't buy it if its not.

RRL = Western-wear inspired. High quality but very distinct, it's either love it or hate it. It's the new Rugby for the new fad, but from what little I've seen it seems they did learn a few lessons and are better made.

PRL = Polo. You're most common line found in departments stores. Huge range in quality and price.

Rugby = Collegiate preppy. Lower quality than anything in the Polo line, tongue-in-cheek- play on the "trad" fad that swept the style world for a few years. It did well to capitalize on the fad and now has died off.

RLX = Performance-oriented. Generally good quality, it's clothing that's far too utilitarian to fit in any other line. Mostly synthetic active wear.

LRL = Lauren. Diffusion line made for outlet stores and low end department stores. No longer affiliated, just selling the naming rights for money.

Chaps = The older Lauren. Another diffusion line made for outlet stores and Macy's. No longer affiliated, just selling the naming rights for money. It mostly just goes by simply "Chaps" now. Most people don't even know it used to be a RL brand.

At least that's what it is for the men's line. I don't imagine women's is much different. I wouldn't place any value in LRL. If you like it for being a generic item of clothing, go ahead and get it.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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Why do they carry Lauren at their website if label is on lease?
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:11 PM
 
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Might be different for the women's line. They haven't had LRL for men for years.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:55 AM
 
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Thanks!
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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RLPL is Purple Label = Designer, high-end. It's an odd mixture of luxury classics and very, very fashion forward. A lot of it is stuff most people just would never wear, it's too out there. RLPL suits are all made to measure, no off the rack anymore. Runs to the stuffy for the classics. As I said, an odd mix.

RLBL is Black Label = Designer, modern. Slimmer cuts, more contemporary. Second only to RLPL is quality and price. Frequently on sale, don't buy it if its not.

RRL = Western-wear inspired. High quality but very distinct, it's either love it or hate it. It's the new Rugby for the new fad, but from what little I've seen it seems they did learn a few lessons and are better made.

PRL = Polo. You're most common line found in departments stores. Huge range in quality and price.

Rugby = Collegiate preppy. Lower quality than anything in the Polo line, tongue-in-cheek- play on the "trad" fad that swept the style world for a few years. It did well to capitalize on the fad and now has died off.

RLX = Performance-oriented. Generally good quality, it's clothing that's far too utilitarian to fit in any other line. Mostly synthetic active wear.

LRL = Lauren. Diffusion line made for outlet stores and low end department stores. No longer affiliated, just selling the naming rights for money.

Chaps = The older Lauren. Another diffusion line made for outlet stores and Macy's. No longer affiliated, just selling the naming rights for money. It mostly just goes by simply "Chaps" now. Most people don't even know it used to be a RL brand.

At least that's what it is for the men's line. I don't imagine women's is much different. I wouldn't place any value in LRL. If you like it for being a generic item of clothing, go ahead and get it.
Kohls carries "Chaps" also
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:00 PM
 
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RLPL is Purple Label = Designer, high-end. It's an odd mixture of luxury classics and very, very fashion forward. A lot of it is stuff most people just would never wear, it's too out there. RLPL suits are all made to measure, no off the rack anymore. Runs to the stuffy for the classics. As I said, an odd mix.

RLBL is Black Label = Designer, modern. Slimmer cuts, more contemporary. Second only to RLPL is quality and price. Frequently on sale, don't buy it if its not.

RRL = Western-wear inspired. High quality but very distinct, it's either love it or hate it. It's the new Rugby for the new fad, but from what little I've seen it seems they did learn a few lessons and are better made.

PRL = Polo. You're most common line found in departments stores. Huge range in quality and price.

Rugby = Collegiate preppy. Lower quality than anything in the Polo line, tongue-in-cheek- play on the "trad" fad that swept the style world for a few years. It did well to capitalize on the fad and now has died off.

RLX = Performance-oriented. Generally good quality, it's clothing that's far too utilitarian to fit in any other line. Mostly synthetic active wear.

LRL = Lauren. Diffusion line made for outlet stores and low end department stores. No longer affiliated, just selling the naming rights for money.

Chaps = The older Lauren. Another diffusion line made for outlet stores and Macy's. No longer affiliated, just selling the naming rights for money. It mostly just goes by simply "Chaps" now. Most people don't even know it used to be a RL brand.

At least that's what it is for the men's line. I don't imagine women's is much different. I wouldn't place any value in LRL. If you like it for being a generic item of clothing, go ahead and get it.
Perfect explanation of the different Ralph Lauren lines
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