Ralph Lauren is one of the most iconic American sportswear designers and crafts easy nautical looks, brightly colored pique polo shirts and classic preppy fashions that are perfect for a Florida holiday. For status conscious men and women who find the tiny embroidered polo pony an eye-catching motif, the South Beach retail shop on Collins Avenue is the place to go for cool cotton madras, softly rumpled khakis and all American designer jeans.
Ralph Lauren is a couture craftsman who carefully considers the best looks worn by American cowboys at work and socialites at play and turns them into easy modern separates for men, women and children. No matter your particular heritage or profession, an outfit from Lauren can immediately transform you into a Kennedy era yachtsman or a dead ringer for the Marlboro man. Originally launched in 1967, the brand evolved from a small line of men’s ties to a full women’s fashion collection by 1971. The publicly traded global corporation (with stock prices ranging up to $140 a share) currently produces men’s and women’s fragrances, home furnishings, accessories, clothing and eyewear sold in stores across the world.
The South Beach shop is part of a multi-unit retail empire that comprises over 150 full-price shops and just as many factory outlet stores across the world. Bargain shoppers often cruise the South Beach racks for ideas and inspiration, grab a fruit smoothie at the main floor juice bar and save their serious shopping dollars for the Sawgrass Mills discount outlet in Sunrise. Edited for the resort market, the women’s sportswear is highlighted on the street level and gents can also find a great selection on the second floor as well. 740 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 672-7750