Yeah, I emailed them about it yesterday and got this response
Thank you for your email regarding your recent order with RalphLauren.com.
After researching your account, our records indicate that one of your items has shipped from our Fulfillment Center. The estimated arrival date for this item is July 24, 2012. The remaining items are shipping from our Ralph Lauren Retail Store and are currently being processed. You will receive an additional shipping confirmation email once the items have shipped. To ensure prompt delivery, some items may ship separately. Both locations are shipping your items via FedEx Standard Ground for home delivery.
Once your order has shipped, it is simple to track your RalphLauren.com order online using the link below. If you are a registered customer, you can view your order status by logging into your account. If you are not registered, simply enter your order number and zip code.
So it looks like the online inventory is somewhat linked to the B&M inventory.
I also noticed they keep relisting batches of things that sold out. I bet the stores have batches of SALE stuff they are sending to the "Fulfillment Center" right now.
The warehouse tries to sell it online first, then eventually it gets sent to outlets.
Edited by RRL CLOTHING - 7/21/12 at 7:39am