Vintage Ralph Lauren

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Vintage Ralph Lauren

Postby hermosavtg on Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:31 pm

I've noticed that these items are fetching big prices recently at auction. For example this little jersey I picked up recently for a couple bucks sold for $147 between 7 bidders http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0201659604

I bought initially because I have been noticing this trend, but I didn't expect it to be so desirable (I knew I had something when within the first 24 hours I had three offers). Some other items of note:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0358824778
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0354439305
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0444063697
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0492678540
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0451758936
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0365420447

I'm trying to figure out what all these items have in common that makes them so desirable for collectors. These items are not particularly old, and I'd guess they date mostly from early 90's or late 80's. They are generally made in USA (but not exclusively). They are associated with gentry sport style (Polo, Tennis, Ski, Rugby).

Anyone know of any guides out there to vintage Ralph Lauren?
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Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren

Postby jimmyj on Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:19 am

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Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren

Postby hermosavtg on Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:26 am

An excellent guide jimmy, that unfortunately I missed the first time around. You are indeed the Vintage Aficionado.

You date yourself a bit with the "cassette" reference. Last time I purchased a hip-hop album was when Wu-tang release that double cd...
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Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren

Postby CRAZYBUBBA on Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:02 am

This is crazy. These are ugly old shirts that most of us ship off to Africa. 100+? *Stares in disbelief*. :shock: I'm not even sure that they're rare enough to merit a $1000 sale.
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Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren

Postby jimmyj on Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:35 am

Haha thankfully it wasn't 8-track.

Use the search bar on the blog side and enter "ralph lauren" you can see lots past items fetching crazy prices, like a painters cap for a couple of grand.
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Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren

Postby CRAZYBUBBA on Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:27 pm

But these things were made just 10 years ago. I bet that anyone could pick up a similar grade "B" shirt at their local thrift shop and sell it online.
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Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren

Postby jimmyj on Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:23 pm

It's not that easy - not once in my thrift store journeys have I ever found an RL item. A lot of it was really expensive back then - definitely wasn't as mass produced as the majority of RL stuff.
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Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren

Postby Johnny65 on Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:01 pm

I had no idea these RL items were desirable to anyone

Cool! Something new to look for in my travels. :shock:
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Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren

Postby #1citizen on Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:29 pm

The topic of the these RL items being worth big cash these days came up in conversation with my neighbor recently, who is not into vintage at all. His eyes got wide... He had worked at a RL outlet store in the early 90s.

He got on ebay and proceded to sell the RL tee he'd been wearing to mow the lawn in for over $400 and a hoodie for $750!

He's got the same sweatshirt with the tags still on it. Plus more with tags. He's steadily ebaying it all.

So this stuff is out there. But this is as close as I've ever come to finding a piece of it.

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Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren

Postby Frank on Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:26 pm

haha, classic!
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