The $18,500 Ralph Lauren purse.
A fashion-forward thief filched a handbag that fetches up to $18,500 at an exclusive Upper East Side store, authorities said today.
The woman walked into the Ralph Lauren Store on Madison Avenue, near East 72nd Street, around 3:35 p.m., Feb. 12 and grabbed a pricey brown crocodile bag and waltzed out without paying, police said today.
The purse matched her outfit -- a tan three-quarter-length coat, maroon scarf, black pants and black boots, police said.
Police believe the suspect is in her 40s or 50s, with brown hair and a thin build, weighing from 110 to 115 pounds.