The city of Chicago issued a limited business license on Dec. 23 to Ralph Lauren Retail Inc.
The business license for a location at 750 N. Michigan Ave. in Near North lists a license payment start date of Dec. 23, expiring on Jan. 15, 2016.
The license payment date was Dec. 23.
Ralph Lauren Retail Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and lists a principal office in NY, NY.
The Ralph Lauren Corporation, founded as Polo Ralph Lauren by American designer Ralph Lauren in 1967, started out manufacturing ties and quickly moved into both men’s and women’s fashion. The iconic Polo logo was first introduced on the cuff of a woman’s suit in 1969.
The Ralph Lauren Corporation produces clothing, accessories, furniture, footwear and fragrances marketed under multiple brands, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Black Label, Polo Sport, Chaps, Baby Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Home and more. The Ralph Lauren Corporation currently operates more than 630 locations worldwide, including full-price shops, factory stores and concessions-based “shops within-shops”.
Chicago’s Near North Side community area, located north and east of the Chicago River, is bounded on the east by Lake Michigan and on the north by the 19th-century city limit of Chicago, North Avenue. Near North encompasses several smaller neighborhoods, including Goose Island, Cabrini Green, McCormickville, Gold Coast, Streeterville and the Magnificent Mile. Near North is also the site of Jean Baptiste Point Dusable’s original settlement. Having undergone severe gentrification since its rise from a skidrow in the 1970s, the area is now home to a mostly-affluent group of residents, high-end retailers, restaurants, theaters and boutique shops.