Every holiday season Ralph Lauren can be counted on to come up with a luxurious selection of gifts for everyone on your list, and this year is no exception. From model Ferraris to fur blankets and alligator bags, the designer’s offerings evoke the good life in rich materials and the world’s finest fabrics.
Lauren always has something new up his cufflinked sleeve; he just launched RL Vintage, an online resource for authentic, mint condition vintage Ralph Lauren pieces from the past 40 years sourced by collectors around the world. To begin with, a number of Western-themed items, including hand-painted lambskin jackets, are available for purchase - though customers must inquire about prices via the site.
Last year Lauren introduced a few limited edition, handmade models of some of the classic cars from his incredible personal collection, part of which was exhibited at a museum in Paris. In time for the holidays he has added four more iconic sports cars to the offerings: a Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta (above), Ferrari 250 LM, Ferrari 375 Plus, and Jaguar D-Type. Priced at $9,500 apiece, the exquisite vehicles are rendered in 1/8 scale, made in very limited quantities. Only the Ralph Lauren flagship in New York and the London store will carry the entire collection of car models. Equally exclusive from the holiday collection is the Kendall throw blanket from Ralph Lauren Home. Priced at $9,995, it is made of 100% lamb shearling, backed in 100% wool plaid.