In the ever-evolving landscape of fashion and lifestyle, some brands have withstood the test of time, maintaining their status as pioneers of luxury. These venerable institutions not only embody a rich history but also continue to set the standard for opulence and refinement. Let’s delve into the world of the oldest luxury brands that have not just survived, but thrived through centuries. 1. Burberry (1856): Founded by Thomas Burberry in 1856, Burberry has seamlessly…"Enduring Elegance: The World’s Oldest Luxury Brands That Continue to Thrive"
(neonhoney / Los Angeles Times; photos from Ralph Lauren; archival photograph of Ralph Lauren by Buffy Birrittella) “Preppy” is a loaded word. It carries all kinds of associations with class, wealth and exclusion. In fashion, a preppy look conjures up feelings of stuffiness and sartorial rigidity — think Matt Damon social climbing in “The Talented Mr. Ripley” — but there’s also some flexibility baked into its DNA. Preppy clothes are active, first and foremost. Polo…"The enduring appeal of Ralph Lauren’s prep aesthetic in L.A."