Last month Ralph Lauren’s store in the Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo reopened after a remodel. If the uptown Rhinelander mansion is a sartorial Disneyland, then this store is Six Flags.
But whereas the Rhinelander features other RL labels such as Purple Label and RLX, the SoHo shop is devoted almost entirely to Blue Label. And given the label’s return to its roots, that means it’s now a spacious emporium filled with English and collegiate bric-a-brac from the decor warehouses. In other words, it’s possibly more fun than even the Rhinelander for immersing in visual overload.
So consider yourself warned. Here are 45 mannequins according to my count, as well as additional store shots, with patches, logos and colors galore. — CC