Ralph Lauren is opening its first stand-alone Polo Ralph Lauren store in Italy in November. Lauren chose Rome for Polo’s first Italian home, an historic building at the corner of Via del Corso and Via Frattina. Decoratively, the two-floor, 5,000-square-foot space will reflect a combination of downtown and rustic Americana. It will house Polo men’s apparel, footwear, accessories and leather goods.
The opening comes as Lauren is building his firm’s presence worldwide. The Rome store will be the eighth company-owned stand-alone Polo store worldwide. Meanwhile, the designer is taking his Purple Label men’s collection on the road, and will present the spring-summer 2016 line in Milan on June 20 during Milan Men’s Fashion Week.