Ralph's Coffee, the first-ever coffee shop from designer Ralph Lauren, is now open on the second floor of the new Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store overlooking Fifth Avenue in New York City.
“The smell of freshly brewed coffee evokes so many memories for me,” Lauren said in a press release, “mostly of time spent with friends and family, the people I love.” The shop is serving his own La Colombe coffee blends made from South American and African beans.
Cafés inside department stores are nothing new—consider the Kelly Wearstler-designed BG restaurant in Bergdorf Goodman in New York City or the Nordstrom Café locations nationwide—but boutiques serving boutique coffee is most certainly a developing trend. See some examples in this slideshow.
Then stay a while, have some coffee, and buy another jacket.