Ralph Lauren has been making top-flight handbags for years, but the designer has always held them a bit close to his vest. You could see the Ricky and others in Lauren’s flagship boutiques and buy them online at the company’s site, but beyond that, the retail opportunities were scarce. If you’ve been looking to get your hands on one, though, you now have one more option: Neiman Marcus now carries a small (but hopefully growing) selection of the Ralph Lauren Ricky Bag online.
The bags available represent the basics: black, white, tan and taupe in a couple of sizes. There’s also a lovely bright yellow that I could have sworn raised the temperature in my office by a very welcome 10 degrees, as well as two bicolor versions that fit well within the tried-and-true look of American sportswear for which Lauren is so famous. If you’re planning to summer in Nantucket and wear a lot of summer-weight cable knit sweaters, your could do a lot worse than the yellow-and-navy bag above, for example. Also, please take me with you.