Polo Ralph Lauren is an American clothing and lifestyle goods company. It was created by fashion designer Ralph Lauren in 1967, who started selling ties in New York. Two years later, he opened his own boutique. He slowly expanded until his first international store opened in London in 1981. He has since become a household name with iconic, semi-formal clothes that became must-have items in the 1980s. His short-sleeved shirts, sweaters and chinos are still highly popular. His brand is now worth over $5 billion and the companyemploys 13,000 people. It now sells home accessories and perfumes in over 160 stores around the world. AllRalph Lauren goods carry the logo of a polo player on horseback. The website says Lauren has been responsible for “redefining American style”.