Ralph Lauren: The Art of Dressage

It’s fall, and it’s time to dress up to go out again—to restaurants, Broadway, museums, galas…all the stuff we dearly miss. Luckily Ralph Lauren has us covered, this time with an exciting new collection of accessories that recently launched.

Remaining true to Ralph Lauren’s deep equestrian roots, The Welington Accessory Collection pairs exquisite, classic detailing with a modern aesthetic. Referencing traditional saddlery, the collection is comprised of handbags, shoes, belts, small leather goods, watches, and jewelry (across men’s and women’s) that boast equestrian-inspired hardware. Each piece in the collection showcases one of Ralph Lauren’s most recognizable motifs: the sleek silhouette of a stirrup.

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The bags, for instance—comprised of a shoulder bag, crossbody bag, tote bag, and zip portfolio—sit elegantly under the arm with a short leather strap while the front flap displays the stirrup motif. Colorways include classic RL gold, black, taupe, and truffle leather, with variations in suede, python, snakeskin, and shearling. And the men’s Welington Tote Bag is an Italian-made tote bag that is crafted in calfskin. Its streamlined silhouette, smart and appealing, is complemented by equestrian-inspired polished brass hardware in a palladium finish, and colorways include black and dark brown chestnut.

The Welington Collection also features a robust footwear assortment, including several boot styles, flats, and sandals. The iconic riding boot is expertly reimagined with the stirrup buckle on the outer ankle and is introduced in a block heel style. The riding boot also appears as a bootie in flat, block heel, and stiletto heel, offering a young, modern twist to the classic style.

And we are gushing over the Ralph Lauren Stirrup timepieces (in 36-mm. and 32-mm.) presented in a matte-black finish, with black lacquered dial, Roman numerals, minute track, and stainless-steel case encompassed by a beautifully curved sapphire crystal. The self-winding, Swiss-made movement is hand-finished with vertical Côtes de Genève stripes and circular graining, known as perlage. We can’t wait to see how you dress up the collection in your own way this fall.