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It hasn't even been a year since Ralph Lauren Women moved from this smaller location to take over the larger L'Uomo space across the street, and we can't even remember how they ever managed before. Now, as Ralph Lauren Children, the shop seems much better suited to its small digs?selling small clothes as they do? and putting up some good competition for neighboring Little Marc.
The proximity of the two designer kiddie stories means that the competition erupts into the creation of eye-catching windows. Marc has been loving a jungle theme for spring and summer, which, while surprising, means you can't see crap inside the store. On the other hand, Ralph takes the friendlier route by subtly referencing the Beatles with their yellow submarine. It's cute and fresh and when we were young a child, we thought submarines were cool, so Ralph wins.
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