When French tennis star Rene Lacoste began designing and branding his piqué polo shirts in the early 1930s, he based his company’s logo on his hard-earned nickname, “the Crocodile.” Today, Lacoste’s tiny croc adorns not only polos and other clothing essentials but also shoes, watches, bags, swimwear, bedding, women’s perfume (the delightful orange-and-coriander Touch of Pink), and towels. The label's clean, preppy aesthetic retains a strong hold on chic sophistication, making it one of the most recognizable brands in the world.
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These 100% cotton robes are colorful, cushy and, of course, embellished with Lacoste's signature crocodile. And you’ll be smitten — not bitten — by the cotton Sport bath rugs, which feature a saucy white stripe on both ends.
What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a massive collection of clothing, shoes, accessories, and more in good ol’ red, white, and blue? Stock up on gear from a host of top brands, and show your patriotism with style.
Founded by French tennis champion René Lacoste in 1933 and famous for its signature crocodile logo, Lacoste was first known for its collection of vibrantly colored collared t-shirts fashioned from a light knitted fabric called "Jersey petit piqué". Today, the label’s preppy-chic sportswear has expanded to include a full range of apparel and accessories that have become a favorite of both the street-wise and uptown crowd. Like everything Lacoste, the company’s classic timepieces combine high performance with high fashion and are designed to hold up on the courts and the streets. Favored by everyone from Kanye West to Julianne Moore and featured in Esquire, GQ and WWD, Lacoste accessories can be found at the label’s boutiques, luxury department stores and now Gilt.