September 20, 2019
It has been 25 years since the sitcom, Friends, debuted—but the show’s characters and actors continue to be popular—and even to be trendsetters. In fact, uber-designer Ralph Lauren has just partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to mark the anniversary with a celebration of his brand’s role in the series. After all, Rachel Green, one of the main characters (played by Jennifer Aniston) worked at Ralph Lauren throughout several seasons.
Just as the show has proved to be a perennial favorite, “the new collection reflects Ralph Lauren’s timeless styles and archetypes that have remained a go-to for the modern working woman,” the designer says in a press release.
The collection, which comprises pieces from Polo and LAUREN Ralph Lauren, encapsulates the polished style synonymous with the iconic brand. It features trousers in black leather; skirts in suede, leather, and plaid with both midi and mini hem lengths; and jackets in velvet, faux leopard fur and purple shearling. The collection calls on tradition through pinstripe suiting, crested blazers, and equestrian-inspired accessories, while enhancing these classic pieces with navy and orange color-blocking and pops of leopard to offer a fresh fall spirit.
In celebration of the partnership, Ralph Lauren has teamed up with Bloomingdale’s to bring the show’s most memorable locations to select stores. On September 21 and September 22, shoppers at the Bloomingdale’s 59th flagship store in Manhattan can enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee while lounging in a replica of Central Perk. Located in the retailer’s Studio 59 space, the content creation hub has been transformed into the show’s iconic coffee shop, complete with the famous orange couch.
What’s more, through September 27, shoppers looking for additional social media worthy moments can visit the store’s third floor to see a re-creation of Rachel’s office and a different section of Central Perk. Every two weeks, these iconic installations will travel to a different Bloomingdale’s location in the New York metro area.
In addition to Bloomingdale’s, the collection will be available globally in select Ralph Lauren retail stores and on RalphLauren.com.
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