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Ralph Lauren Testing Futuristic Fitting Rooms

The key is a smart mirror

(Newser) - This week, Ralph Lauren installed smart dressing rooms in its 5th Avenue store in New York—and VentureBeat says they're even more space-age than Cher Horowitz's Clueless closet . The dressing rooms, the brainchild of startup Oak Labs , feature touchscreen mirrors that, per Quartz , use radio-frequency identification (RFID) to... More »

CEO of Ralph Lauren: No Longer Ralph Lauren

He hands position off to Old Navy exec

(Newser) - Ralph Lauren is handing off his CEO title of the fashion and home decor empire that he founded nearly 50 years ago. The New York-based company announced Tuesday that Stefan Larsson, who has been the global president of Gap's low-price Old Navy chain for three years, will take on... More »

Ralph Lauren's New Tee Shows How Stressed You Are

'Polo Tech' compression shirt uses smart tech to gauge heart rate, respiration

(Newser) - Ball boys are constantly in the shadow of the tennis players they so faithfully follow. You may not know it, but they're under a lot of pressure—and Ralph Lauren plans to measure it with its new "Polo Tech" T-shirt, which ball boys are wearing at this year'... More »

Team USA Uniforms to Be Made in USA —Next Time

Designer Ralph Lauren announces switch for 2014

(Newser) - The long, sartorial nightmare is nearly over. The US Olympic team will wear uniforms made in the US-of-A starting with the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, reports the AP . Ralph Lauren, who designs the team's outfits, announced the change yesterday. It's too late to change them this... More »

Lawmakers Slam Team USA's Made in China Uniforms

Harry Reid wants to burn them all

(Newser) - News that the uniforms Team USA will wear at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics were made in China has united lawmakers from both parties for some made-in-the USA outrage. The athletes "represent the very best and they’re so excellent," Nancy Pelosi said. "And they... More »

Team USA Uniforms Made ... in China

And they weren't even cheap

(Newser) - The Team USA uniforms for this summer's London Olympics are quite patriotic, with one tiny exception: They were made in China. The red, white, and blue uniforms, designed by Ralph Lauren, will be worn by US athletes at the opening ceremony. ABC News was shocked to discover "Made... More »

Kate Sent William Risque Valentine's Gift

Prince gets Ralph Lauren underwear for the holiday

(Newser) - Apparently one of the downsides of being British royalty is that you can't buy your husband a nice pair of Valentine's Day undies in peace. The Sun brings us the oh-so-breaking news that Kate Middleton sent her hubby, who is currently serving in the Falkland Islands, a pair... More »

She Got Fired for Being Too Fat

Model from altered ad says Ralph Lauren called her 'overweight'

(Newser) - Feminists, grab your pitchforks. Filippa Hamilton, the model who appeared in a Ralph Lauren ad so ridiculously photoshopped that her waist looked smaller than her head, now says the fashion label fired her for being too fat. “They said I was overweight and I couldn’t fit in their... More »

LL Bean Loses the 'Mom Jeans'

Outdoor outfitter plans trendier line for those who want sporty and chic

(Newser) - The name “LL Bean” brings to mind high-waisted pants, wrinkle-free fabrics, suspenders—certainly not hip, trendy fashion. That could all change, however, with a makeover hitting stores in 2010. “We are looking to really create a new updated fit and style,” says a VP for the new... More »

The Best Celeb Name Changes

Ones that don't roll off the tongue often get a makeover

(Newser) - What’s in a name? Apparently everything worth changing, reports Radar. Inspired by the list-heavy Cityfile, a wiki-style Facebook of sorts for notable New Yorkers (wondering which celebs are Bentley owners?), Radar created its own gossipy inventory: famous folks with changed names:
  • Natalie Portman, actor: Natalie Hershlag
  • Moby, musician: Richard
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10 Most-Wanted Luxury Brands

Forbes runs down the luxury brands we most desire

(Newser) - Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates may actually buy the most designer goods, but when money is no object, we’ve all got expensive tastes. One research group asked 25,000 consumers to forget about price tags and name the luxury brand they covet most. Forbes runs down the... More »

The 10 Hottest Heiresses

These ten lucky girls have looks and money to burn.

(Newser) -
  1. Paris Hilton, 26. Recently spent some time in the pokey.
  2. Ivanka Trump, 25: A a degree in real estate and a connected dad.
  3. Nicky Hilton, 23:  Her foray into the hotel business proved disastrous.
  4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 46:  Seinfeld star doesn't need daddy.
  5. Dylan Lauren, 32:  Ralph's
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