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Ralph’s Purple Prose

Ralph Lauren certainly has been busy this week, from releasing his company’s third-quarter results to battling his biggest licensee. Here is some of...

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Ralph Lauren certainly has been busy this week, from releasing his company’s third-quarter results to battling his biggest licensee. Here is some of Polo’s news:



THE FIGURES: A 6.1 percent decline in profits, although the retail side turned in the best performance ever. For full story, see page 2.



THE FEUD: Ralph Lauren is squaring off with Jones Apparel Group in what the fashion world loves best: a good old-fashioned feud. For the latest developments, see page 14.



THE FRAGRANCE: Polo is launching its new Purple Label fragrance (right) this spring with plans to do $5 million at retail in the first year. See page 7.