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How 'Ivy' clothes became a century-spanning fashion mainstay

Dec 19, 2022
"Ivy was a huge clothing phenomenon in the mid-20th century," said Avery Trufelman, host of the podcast "Articles of Interest." "And over time, it evolved into what was in the '70s and '80s called 'preppy style,' and what I argue now almost has no name at all."
"In the 20th century, we went from wanting to look rich to wanting to look cool," said Avery Trufelman. "And the weird thing about it is preppy clothes have changed with all of these trends."
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Mid-luxury brands say no to discounted goods

Jul 31, 2018
Ralph Lauren posts earnings bump by leaning in to full priced products
People walk by Ralph Lauren's Fifth Avenue Polo store on April 4, 2017 in New York City.
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Which way now for Ralph Lauren?

Feb 2, 2017
Stefan Larsson was supposed to help Ralph Lauren compete better in a fast-moving retail environment. His departure, less than two years into the job, raises big questions about the company’s strategy going forward.

Ralph Lauren wants its brand back

Jun 7, 2016
A luxury retailer solds its clothes and accessories in too many discount department stores
Models walk the runway wearing Ralph Lauren Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week.
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Will a new CEO bring fast fashion to Ralph Lauren?

Sep 30, 2015
Stefan Larsson made his name in quick-turnaround retail at H&M and Old Navy.

Ralph Lauren steps down as CEO of company

Sep 29, 2015
He's been running his eponymous company for nearly five decades.

No surprise Team USA uniform was made in China

Jul 26, 2012
U.S. clothing makers may not beat China on price, but can on technological innovation.

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