The Ricky bag, named after Ralph Lauren's wife and muse, is a superb designer bag, one of those rare pieces that rises above the trends and becomes a timeless classic – like the Hermès Birkin, for example. With its fantastic colours and ornate design, it is instantly recognizable. It has now been presented as the Soft Ricky Bag, a model that has a more relaxed appearance as a result of the high quality of the materials. The Soft Ricky is made from calfskin bonded to leather nappa in a contrasting colour, and shaped on carved wood moulds in order to obtain its distinctive lines. As a result, the new bag is lighter and softer, but still retains the shape and outline of the Ricky.
Like many Ralph Lauren bags, the Soft Ricky Bag is manufactured by hand in Italy, by skilled craftsmen, using only the finest materials. Each piece can take up to 12 hours to make. Every component is cut by hand and then stamped with the Ralph Lauren logo, so that you can be certain that what you are buying is truly authentic. Hardware includes a silver-toned Cooper lock, with two keys and a pochette.
The colour range is glorious. Choose from bright and refined hues, and a daring gold version. The Soft Ricky bag will be available at select Ralph Lauren stores worldwide, in a range of seasonal colours and the classic hues, for a total of 15 exclusive colours by the end of August and 25 colours by the end of December.
Visit a Ralph Lauren boutique to choose from the complete range, or go to the Ralph Lauren online store to purchase the orange version. Enjoy your classic, fun, chic Soft Ricky!