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Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is launching a special edition item exclusively on the Polo App today. The Collegiate Bear sweater accounts for the first piece co-created by the Polo App community.

Upon launching the Polo App in the fall of 2018, Ralph Lauren awarded users the opportunity to decide which Polo Bear would be featured on an upcoming sweater. Choosing between the Collegiate Bear, Racer Bear, Preppy Bear, and Ranch Bear, the Collegiate Bear took home the winning vote. This particular Polo Bear debuted in 1996 and has never appeared on a sweater — until now.

Following the contest, Ralph Lauren began to document the story of the Collegiate Bear from sketch to sweater. You can get a look at the making of process via the gallery below.

Ralph Lauren's special edition Collegiate Bear sweater is available beginning today, August 12, exclusively through the Polo App.

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