Polo Ralph Lauren
Fashion is fickle, unless you’re Ralph Lauren. The Bronx-born designer has thrived for four decades, churning out fashions that fit all ends of the income spectrum. Behind his jet-set lifestyle is a savvy business leader who has institutionalized his design edge with exemplary talent development, inventory management, and market research. And he continues to innovate, with fresh concepts like Rugby for the college set and partnerships like the new Chaps Home collection with Kohl’s. Polo’s stock is up some 159% over the past three years, vs. 22.9% for the S&P 500—which, incidentally, the company became part of in February.
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|Total Return||Past 12 Months|
|Past 36 Months
|Economic Sector||Consumer Discretionary|
|Industry||Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods|