December 10, 2012
I started collecting Ricky bags back in 2007. Named after Ralph Lauren?s wife of nearly 40 years, it's the ultimate all-American classic. Some make inevitable comparisons to the Birkin (thanks to the shape and symmetry), but Ricky has its own DNA, one that reflects true Americana. With saddle straps and statement hardware, it quietly hints at Western riding culture and an all-terrain lifestyle (though not Lauren?s own roots; he was born in the Bronx!).
Now it comes in soft versions! And even better, juicy colors, too. Metallic gold, tomato, and lime all have major pop, but I?m dying for the vivid blue with a contrasting interior of cherry-red ($3,500). Don?t see a Ricky you like? A custom Ricky is now available. Options include: small leather ($9,895) and slick croc ($18,695), among others; a full spectrum of colors (lining, too); gold or silver hardware; and monogramming. With the addition of an optional crossbody strap, this total package is about as perfect as a bag can get. Inquire at Ralph Lauren for purchase.
And, of course, you can always snap it up in black 40cm at Ralph Lauren for $4,250.
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