Did you know that Ralph Lauren's son, David Lauren (b. 1971), in September 2011 married Lauren Bush, granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush, both in the photo below from Wikipedia.
Right in the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Ralph Lauren has an Autumn 2012 Collection featuring, as Ralph Lauren himself states:
"[T]he heritage and romance of England. My collection for Fall 2012 is about a modern glamour inspired by the timeless character and refined elegance of an authentic way of living."See Fall 2012 - RalphLauren.com.
Hat tip to an ad originally seen at the New York Times, but our posting here is not an ad, just our interest in Ralph Lauren clothing and, as an aside, the attendant political connection.
We might add here that some years ago we bought a Ralph Lauren blazer at a Stein Mart store in the USA and some months later priced that same blazer at the Ralph Lauren (New) Bond Street Store in London, England, where it cost FOUR times more.
London and UK are much more expensive than the USA and so of course you have to price high to pay the rent, so higher prices are to be expected in the UK, but our U.S. purchase shows you what great deals Stein Mart can offer. Thanks to my brother-in-law, who knew where to buy.
We do add here as a suggestion to the Ralph Lauren online presence, that you should add some Pinterest-capable images of the collection to your online pages. I wanted to "pin" the Fall collection page, but no luck.
As for Stein Mart, the online website is below standard and a bit "thin". In addition, why are there no stores in Europe, where there would seem to be a greater market for discount-priced quality clothing than in the USA?