It started with a croc. The year was 1923 and tennis prodigy René Lacoste was on the cusp of greatness. He was referred to as "The Alligator" and would always wear a tennis shirt embroidered with a crocodile logo to his matches. In 1933, the polo revolution won over the world and the brand was officially launched. From being tennis legend to a wardrobe revolutionizer, René made polo shirts a stylish statement that eventually took the world by storm.
Over 80 years later, Lacoste continues to be a beloved brand especially here in the Philippines. Below, we list the 10 most-bought Lacoste pieces over the past year.
Lacoste's Best-Selling Items in 2019:
1. Court Slam Sneakers
The Court Slam sneaker was inspired by an archival style from the '90s. It comes in a trendy, chunky silhouette, expertly crafted with a mix of leather and nubuck. This popular shoe is finished with a tonal embossed croc at the heel and a metallic letter branding.
Court Slam Sneakers, P6450, LACOSTE, Lacoste.com.ph
2. Sideline Sneakers
The Sideline is a vulcanized sneaker rendered in a classic color palette, rooted in Lacoste's DNA. Its shoe details succinctly capture the brand's heritage aesthetic—sporty yet still sleek and polished.
Sideline Sneakers, P4950, LACOSTE, Central Square Mall, BGC
3. Carnaby Evo Sneakers
One of Lacoste's iconic lace-up kicks, the Carnaby Evo 319 sneaker is refreshed with a lightweight form via comfortable, moulded EVA insock, leather uppers, and a Lacoste Paris graphic print on its body. Did we mention this style comes in a dainty pink iteration and edgy ebony look? So cute!
Carnaby Evo 319 Sneakers in Dusk, P6990, LACOSTE, SM Megamall
4. L.12.12 Polo Shirt
This polo shirt comes from the 86-year-old collection first invented by René Lacoste himself. He created the shirt under the code name L.12.12 way back in 1933 and has been pulled from the archives to be reinterpretated for a new generation. Today, the L.12.12 polo shirt imbibes the spirit of Lacoste's heritage shirts and translates into a unique collection for just about everyone.
L.12.12 Polo Shirt, P4250, LACOSTE, Shangri-La Plaza
5. Men's Slim Fit Polo Shirt in Stretch Petit Piqué
This is one of the most iconic Lacoste pieces. Known for its slim fit polo shirts with Lacoste's iconic croc logo, this shirt is everyone's closet essential that you can always rely on for a classic yet relaxed look.
Men's Slim Fit Polo Shirt in Stretch Petit Piqué, price unavailable, LACOSTE, SM Megamall
6. Men's Paris Polo Shirt Regular Fit Stretch Cotton Piqué
Guys seem to love this version of the famous Lacoste polo shirt and it's easy to see why. The polo shirt has a concealed button placket and is made with a new stretch, textured piqué fabric. The slim fit silhouette is also universally flattering, which makes it easy for everyone to wear.
Men's Lacoste Paris Polo Shirt Regular Fit Stretch Cotton Piqué, P4950, LACOSTE, Central Square Mall
7. Women's Slim Fit Stretch Mini Cotton Piqué Polo Shirt
The ladies also favor the piqué polo shirt. But instead of the usualy boxy shape men's polos have, the version of girls' shirts follows the womanly silhouette better and even has more buttons made with refined mother of pearl.
Women's Slim Fit Stretch Mini Cotton Piqué Polo Shirt, P4450, LACOSTE, Shangri-La Plaza
8. Men's Crew Neck Pima Cotton Jersey T-shirt
These tees aren't your usual closet staple. In fact, this Lacoste tee is extra popular because of its soft premium pima cotton, a type of cotton that has extra long and more durable fibers. This makes the tee long-lasting and guaranteed to let you maximize its cost-per-wear value.
Men's Crew Neck Pima Cotton Jersey T-shirt, P2950. LACOSTE, Central Square Mall
9. Women's Classic Fit Soft Cotton Petit Piqué Polo Shirt
This shirt is chosen by many ladies for its ribbed finishes and mother of pearl buttons. They go well with chinos and mini skirts in case you need some outfit inspo!
Women's Classic Fit Soft Cotton Petit Piqué Polo Shirt, P4450, LACOSTE, SM Megamall
10. Men's SPORT Tennis regular fit Polo Shirt in ultra-lightweight knit
Lacoste has given new life to the iconic polo shirt rendered in ultra lightweight fabric and comfy cotton material—perfect for your everyday look!
Men's SPORT Tennis Regular Fit Polo Shirt in Ultra-Lightweight Knit, P4250, LACOSTE, Shangri-La Plaza