It’s rare, perhaps unheard of, that a woman has just one mood in fashion. Even the most ardent devotee of neutrals has an occasional compulsion for a bright color, and even the most formal among us can appreciate a casual look when executed correctly. As a result, our clothing must have many moods, and the iconic Ralph Lauren Ricky Bag just got another one: the Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky Bag rendered in beautiful, pliable calf leather in a rainbow of colors.
The original Ricky, as you probably know, is a structured, elegant option that, although quite versatile in its own right, is best suited to a somewhat upscale or professional environment. A beautiful lunch, a trip to see your broker – the Ricky we all know and love lives up to those tasks with aplomb. It’s the kind of bag that you find yourself reaching to on weekdays, but what about weekends? That’s where the Soft Ricky, which is the newest addition to the line, comes in.
The Soft Ricky, with its slightly taller dimensions and optional shoulder strap, is ever so slightly more casual. The soft calf leather also provides the bag with just a hint of slouch; it’s as though the original design let its proverbial hair down ever so slightly. It’s still a Ricky, though, so the details and construction are still impeccable, if ever so slightly more relaxed. That makes it a perfect everyday bag for summer, a season in which you will hopefully be more relaxed as well. Wear it with the long shoulder strap to strike the perfect balance between sophistication and fun, all with the signature American feel of Ralph Lauren.
The bag comes in a range of colors both bright and neutral, all of which are available for $2,500 via Ralph Lauren and at Ralph Lauren stores.