MEN ONLY: Ralph Lauren is about to open its first men’s flagship in Asia, a nearly 10,000-square-foot store in Hong Kong’s Princes Building. The store, set to open Friday, carries a selection of the brand’s top-tier men’s wear collections and accessories, with dedicated areas for Purple Label custom suits and Black Label. The store also offers made-to-order footwear and accessories and a watch salon selling the brand’s timepieces.

The exterior facade features a backlit glass mural of an equestrian-themed painting by French artist Octave Denis Victor Guillonnet. The artwork, titled “Bridle Path at Hyde Park,” is part of Ralph Lauren’s private art collection.

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To commemorate the opening, Ralph Lauren is launching a line of limited-edition Ralph Lauren Equestrian Collection bags, exclusive to the store. Drawing on the tradition of artisanal saddle making, the line includes a messenger bag, a cross-body bag, a portfolio bag and travel items.

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