Ralph Lauren Corp formerly Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation was incorporated in March 20, 1997 under the laws of the State of Delaware. The Company is engaged in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products, including men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories, fragrances and home furnishings. It operates in three segments: Wholesale, Retail and Licensing. The Wholesale segment consists of women's, men's and children's apparel, accessories and related products which are sold in department stores, specialty stores, golf and pro shops and the Company's owned and licensed retail stores in the U.S. and overseas. The Retail segment consists of the Company's retail operations, which sell products through its full-price and factory stores, its concessions-based shop-within-shops, as well as RalphLauren.com and Rugby.com, its e-commerce websites. The stores, concessions-based shop-within-shops and websites sell products purchased from the Company's licensees, suppliers and Wholesale segment. The Licensing segment generates revenues from royalties earned on the sale of the Company's apparel, home and other products internationally and domestically through licensing alliances. The Company's brand names include Ralph Lauren Women's Collection, Purple Label, Black Label, Blue Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, RRL, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, RLX Ralph Lauren, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren, Rugby, Chaps, and Club Monaco, among others. It faces competition from other domestic and foreign fashion-oriented apparel and casual apparel producers, some of which might be larger and more diversified and have greater financial and marketing resources than it has. It also faces competition from companies selling apparel and home products through the Internet. Apparel and other products sold by the Company. Its operations are subject to regulation in the U.S. and other countries by other governmental agencies, including, in the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
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