Mad. About Shopping
by Christina Parrella, 09/11/2013
Courtesy, Ralph Lauren Corporation
867 Madison Ave., 212-606-2100
From the exterior, the Ralph Lauren flagship could be mistaken for an Ivy League dormitory. Filling half a block, this hard-to-miss store occupies the historic Rhinelander Mansion and offers a complete range of menswear items. The four-floor space carries all Ralph Lauren collections as well as accessories, East Coast prep essentials (think tweed, cashmere and khaki), made-to-measure suits and limited-edition goods exclusive to this flagship. The iconic pullovers and polos decorated with equestrian insignia take up plenty of space here as well. The Ralph Lauren empire extends across the street to the women's store (at 888 Madison Ave.), which also carries the Ralph Lauren home collection.