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So do the stores give price adjustments if you purchased things the week before?
Got 3 things last week and one this week.. All from the same store.
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My rep just informed me that 60% off spring starts Friday
post #26132 of 27166

That'd be the work 

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Originally Posted by ispace View Post

Disappointed to see Ralph have suddenly closed their Australia/NZ online store.

That'd be the work of Stefan Larsson, as he starts the struggle to bring Ralph Lauren back from the brink of collapse.

 

He's not only cutting things like the Australian/New Zealand Site, but his plan - revealed a few days ago, to an immediate US$10 drop in the company's stock - is to close 10% of the stores, get rid of 8% of the staff, reduce the lead times for production (making it more in line with cheap fast fashion brands) and eliminate less core brands to concentrate on Ralph Lauren, Polo and Lauren brands.

 

It's been fun, but I think RRL's days are numbered.


Edited by BaronFizzwell - 6/16/16 at 10:00am
post #26134 of 27166

RRL's days are indeed numbered.

 

Time to stock up.

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That'd be the work of Stefan Larsson, as he starts the struggle to bring Ralph Lauren back from the brink of collapse.

 

He's not only cutting things like the Australian/New Zealand Site, but his plan - revealed a few days ago, to an immediate 10% drop in the company's stock - is to close 10% of the stores, get rid of 8% of the staff, reduce the lead times for production (making it more in line with cheap fast fashion brands) and eliminate less core brands to concentrate on Ralph Lauren, Polo and Lauren brands.

 

It's been fun, but I think RRL's days are numbered.

 

Which brands would RRL enthusiasts embrace if Larsson dumps the label?

 

I would probably buy more Japanese brands—Real McCoys, Orlsow, Engineered Garments, Sugar Cane, and Flat Head—and US heritage labels like Mister Freedom and Rising Sun.

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I would add Post O'alls to that list.
post #26137 of 27166
Greg Lauren! Keep it in the family!

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-menswear/greg-lauren

I'm not entirely kidding.
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Just got a call from the SA. The in-store additional discount on spring items is on.

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Which brands would RRL enthusiasts embrace if Larsson dumps the label?

 

I would probably buy more Japanese brands—Real McCoys, Orlsow, Engineered Garments, Sugar Cane, and Flat Head—and US heritage labels like Mister Freedom and Rising Sun.

 

All good brands but the problem I find with the Japanese stuff is sizing.  It's usually cut for slim Japanese guys so finding a solid fit is major trial and error for white guys like me with a gym habit.

 

The biggest thing working in RRL's favor is that Ralph has a personal affection for the brand.  According to that article he's basically the co-CEO so let's hope he overrules Larsson if Larsson tries to dump RRL.

 

But yeah, if you've got the money, stocking up on RRL doesn't hurt.

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My rep just informed me that 60% off spring starts Friday
online, instore or both?
post #26141 of 27166
Never handled their stuff in person but I'm liking the look of Freenote Clothing, specifically some of their worker/utility items.....................

https://freenotecloth.com/collections/wovens
post #26142 of 27166
Old Joe is very RRL-ish

http://oldjoe.jp/#product
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Originally Posted by BaronFizzwell View Post

That'd be the work of Stefan Larsson, as he starts the struggle to bring Ralph Lauren back from the brink of collapse.

He's not only cutting things like the Australian/New Zealand Site, but his plan - revealed a few days ago, to an immediate US$10 drop in the company's stock - is to close 10% of the stores, get rid of 8% of the staff, reduce the lead times for production (making it more in line with cheap fast fashion brands) and eliminate less core brands to concentrate on Ralph Lauren, Polo and Lauren brands.

It's been fun, but I think RRL's days are numbered.

I'd be surprised if they terminated RRL. Maybe it will be more focused, which would be a good thing. I like the eclecticism, but some of the stuff is good for costume parties and little else. Maybe Johnny Depp wears it.


If I had to guess, I'd say they'll chop RLX - since Polo Sport has been reintroduced - as well as Denim and Supply. Club Monaco will probably be sold.
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Originally Posted by oceansaway View Post

I'd be surprised if they terminated RRL. Maybe it will be more focused, which would be a good thing. I like the eclecticism, but some of the stuff is good for costume parties and little else. Maybe Johnny Depp wears it.


If I had to guess, I'd say they'll chop RLX - since Polo Sport has been reintroduced - as well as Denim and Supply. Club Monaco will probably be sold.

Johnny wears a ton of RRL.

Totally agree that RLX and D&S need to go away. RLX can't compare to legitimate active wear brands and D&S is just college kid bullshit. Nothing really makes Club Monaco stand out as special, so it should be cut too.

Personally I'd like to see them keep a trifecta of Ralph Lauren as the full luxury brand, Polo as the downmarket-but-still-nice brand, and RRL as the vintage Americana brand. Lauren is just cheap outlet trash so it can get canned as well.
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Given everything that has been said -- shorter production times, emphasis on getting people to pay full price, refocusing on basics, scaling back luxury items -- I would imagine RRL goes out before D&S.
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