I realize I’m a little behind on posting this but it was entirely because I wasn’t willing to accept that it’s actually over. I was hoping that it was a horrible hoax – a way-too-early April fools joke but, despite my attempt to stay optimistic, I have finally come to grips with it. My closet and I will be in mourning for the next however-long-it-takes-us-to-find-a-new-favorite. Rugby by Ralph Lauren has officially closed its doors.
The sub-brand of Ralph Lauren, Rugby opened in 2004 and was geared towards the Ivy League prep style and it was specifically targeted to college ages students. The designs were impeccable with traditional prep styling and, unsurprisingly, rugbies in every color. The problem lies in the price tag. College students are broke. Period.