Saturday, November 3, 2012
Ralph Lauren Rugby Stores to Close
I just recently found out from Ralph Lauren Rugby's twitter site that they plan to shut down the Rugby brand by Feb. 2nd 2013. I did not see this coming, and it is a sad day in the preppy world. I personally loved their sport coats, sweaters, trousers, ties etc. In fact, I just received a new shaggy sweater today and skull and cross bones slippers in the mail. I can only speculate as to why Ralph is shutting down the brand, but I can only assume that he was losing money. Again, this makes no sense. He just expanded in London and Japan??? I guess this is a happy day for J Crew (not a fan) and Brooks Brothers Flat Iron concept stores.