Ralph Lauren Official Wimbledon Line Available, J Crew Globe-Trotter Centenary Luggage Now Available

Remember these lovelies? Now you may purchase some versions to add to your walk-in wardrobe.

Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Sketches

Of course we are talking about the official Polo Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Collection, and it would seem there are two primary vendors, the designer’s own selected stores or website, and the venerable AELTC’s Centre Court shop at Wimbledon or their official online shopping page.

AELTC Polo Ralph Lauren Collection

And the collection is, as one would expect, very Polo-ish, and that is simply superb. We are very fond of many of the looks, particularly the Wimbledon Ball Girl Scooter (skirt) seen lower right.

Polo Ralph Lauren Cricket Sweater Polo Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Ball Girl Scooter

Not to mention what we would consider, at least from all appearances, the major snuggle factor of the Wimbledon Fleece Track Jacket and matching pants in navy.

The Wimbledon Fleece Track Jacket polo Polo Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Fleece Track Jacket

Of course there is a new Wimbledon polo shirt, in both white and navy cotton mesh, this one complete with the “Big Pony” logo and the Official Wimbledon patch or badge or seal….we’re not quite sure what to call this… but we do know it is located on the sleeve.

Polo Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Big Pony Polo

Polo Wimbledon Big Pony polo

One word of warning on the polo: in the pictures it almost appears to have a very wide banded bottom, as opposed to the standard bottom on polo shirts, so you may want to double-check this, lest you be disappointed. Mr. Lauren and the good folks at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club have not forgotten the men in our lives, and TP won’t either. To whit, the Wimbledon Cricket Cap in Newport Navy, also available in Women’s, and the Men’s Wimbledon Twill Short.

Polo Wimbledon Cricket Cap Wimbledon Twill Short

Back to the issue of why we mention two different primary vendors: because the Wimbledon site has a few things the Polo RL site does not. There is a snazzy tee shirt, a polo shirt with a chest stripe, a crested version of the polo shirt, a khaki version of the cap, and perhaps a few more items we missed.

wimbledon merch poloRalph Lauren Polo Shirt Mesh Fancy - French NavyRalph Lauren Wimbledon Crest Polo Shirt Solid Mesh - French Navy47051

Now if you are looking for one of those marvelous blazers worn by the ballboys and girls, you are out of luck. But you knew this, right?

Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Blazer

If you didn’t know this and need to drown your sorrows in a caloric indulgence of catastrophic proportion that is somehow tennis related, we can help. Truly. (And you thought I made this stuff up.) The Princess suggests you have Cook purchase an extra pint or two of the “Official Limited Edition Haagen Dazs Raspberries & Meringue Ice Cream” (honestly), and when everyone is g-o-n-e for the night, indulge. And really, why bother with a bowl? It delays the delivery of the diabetic coma inducing material to the mouth and it is simply another dish ultimately requiring more energy in the dishwasher that ought not be wasted, don’t you think?

Wimbledon Logo with Haagen Dazs

Haagen Dazs Limited Edition Flavor

Should you still be feeling out of sorts and needing a bit more of an in-touch and in-person experience, we suggest you get yourself over to Saks (on 5th, in the city) this Saturday for their Breakfast At Wimbledon event. They will be more than happy to serve you champagne and strawberries while you browse their Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Collections and they are even having a drawing for tickets to the US Open. So there.

Also now available: the oh-so-eagerly-anticipated J. Crew Globe-Trotter Centenary Luggage Collection. (Or has this been available for much longer and yours truly is simply now aware of the fact?) Many may recognize the Globe-Trotter brand, especially if you’ve had traveling parents, grandparents, etc., spent much time in the UK (where the fab brand is made) or been a Conran’s shopper. Below we show the J. Crew complete set in its exclusive color combination, which we are reminded is a limited edition, along with the J. Crew 13″ vanity. Just beneath that is the Conran version of same.

J CREW Globe-trotter Luggage

J Crew Globetrotter Vanity Case

Conran Shops Globetrotter Vanity

And as we seem to be doing all things British this evening, let us close with something most uniquely British, Ascot. If you are attending this week and still uncertain on precisely what is and what is not acceptable, perhaps it’s best to spend a few minutes here brushing up on appropriate attire and accessories. Didn’t get the memo with your invitation? Try this page for a little guidance. (Are you sure you supposed to be there? Who did your hat?)

Ascot Day one 2008

Princess Eugenie, right with her sister Princess Beatrice



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9 responses to “Ralph Lauren Official Wimbledon Line Available, J Crew Globe-Trotter Centenary Luggage Now Available

  1. Welcome back, Princess! I don’t play tennis, but I am seriously thinking about starting just to wear those cute skirts. I love, love, love that pic of the Queen and all those other royalish britishy ppl wearing those hats!

  2. love the wimbledon collection…my tennis club is having a wimbledon party, complete with strawberries and cream and all the trappings. must get some of that ice cream and a polo!
    absolutely love your blog!

  3. What a wonderful post! I am hop skipping and jumping straight to the Wimbledon shop. The Ascot turn out should be interesting. Lots of Philip Treacy probably. Did you know that KM turned down the Queen’s offer to host a table on behalf of William? Don’t you just love a bit of Royal gossip..

  4. The Wimbledon site doesn’t feature womenswear – dammit! I may have to buy childrenswear…

  5. Oh, I just got the email from Ralph Lauren this morning! Isn’t it ALL fabulous? LOVE IT! I’ve noticed the J. Crew luggage for atleast a few weeks (it looks kind of heavy to me) and I love the hat pictures!!! xoxo!

  6. You are such a sweet pea! Thank you for the delightful comment! Have a fabulous day! It’s so sunny! -Kate

  7. i love the polos and ralph lauren style, the lacostes ones are really cool too!!!
    a kiss!!
    great post!

  8. I WANT THAT LUGGAGE!!!!!! UGH! To have the money to buy it and the space to store it!?!?!??!?!

  9. Rosie

    You can still buy those blazers in London, it’ll set you back the equivalent of $700 though

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