The luxury-apparel powerhouse that Ralph Lifshitz founded has had a great year, increasing sales 18.1% and profits 20.5%. Prospects seem bright for its pursuit of the Asian luxury market. Ralph Lauren's international sales have grown at an annual average of 16% for the past five years. This year the company also saw impressive growth in online sales and the successful launch of Denim & Supply, a new casual line aimed at younger shoppers.
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