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Ralph Lauren renovates Chicago flagship on Michigan Avenue

It’s a little-known fact that the Ralph Lauren store in Chicago is actually the largest in the fleet and was also the first to add an adjacent restaurant.

And now, the company has completed a renovation of the 37,000-square-foot boutique on Michigan Avenue that houses the entire world of Ralph Lauren: all brands, an RL restaurant and a Ralph’s coffee shop.

The store, which opened more than 25 years ago, has been redesigned in the manner of a Gilded Age fine arts mansion, reminiscent of New York City’s flagship at the former Rhinelander Mansion on 72nd Street. The four-story Chicago store offers a wide variety of high-end collections for men and women, as well as Polo Ralph Lauren, children’s clothing, Ralph Lauren Home and Double RL.

The men's department at the Ralph Lauren store in Chicago.

The men’s department.

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On the men’s floor, there’s a renovated Purple Label suite, a new space dedicated to custom manufacturing, a large Double RL store with white beadboard accents and vintage fixtures, and a Polo department with stained oak walls and antique brass. antique hardware and works of art.

The women’s floor features wood and glass details bathed in natural light. A new living room offers select pieces from the home collection, custom plaster crown molding and carved wall panels, and a bay window overlooking Michigan Avenue. In addition to new tailoring areas, a women’s VIP suite is designed with custom Ralph Lauren wall coverings and fabrics.

The women's department of Ralph Lauren Chicago's flagship.

The women’s department is light and airy.

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Digital shopping screens have also been installed throughout the store. The company said the renovation reflects its mission to elevate its stores and deliver a consistent experience around the world.

To celebrate the renovation, the company will host an in-store cocktail party followed by dinner on Tuesday.

The RL Restaurant in Chicago

Inside the RL restaurant in Chicago.

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Ralph's coffee shop in Chicago.

Ralph’s coffee shop.

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