The Ricky Story
“Classic to me means things that are timeless and enduring, the things that never go out of style.”
Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s original muse, his wife, Ricky, this iconic Collection accessory honors the best leatherworking traditions while creating a new model for timeless design. From Mrs. Lauren’s iconic style comes an accessory rife with imaginative, transformative capabilities, allowing every woman the opportunity to become the latest star of the Ralph Lauren vision: “She’s not old-world; she’s not today’s world,” he says. “Her elegance is not defined by time. She has an enduring glamour.”
Every Ricky Bag is made by hand in Italy from 50 separate pieces of the finest leather and nine different pieces of hardware. Two expert artisans will work for 10 to 12 hours to handcraft one bag. No cardboard is used to fortify the body or straps. Instead, this is accomplished by layering the corners for added reinforcement. Additionally, each bag has feet constructed from two to three layers of cut, hand-stitched and creased leather. Each Ricky is finished with a functioning vintage-style lock, complete with two keys on a detachable belt. All these thoughtful, heritage-inspired details add to the integrity and timelessness of the Ricky Bag.