UNITED STATES
                              WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                             CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
                          TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

      Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)  JANUARY 31, 2006

                          POLO RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

         001-13057                                    13-2622036
    (Commission File Number)               (IRS Employer Identification No.)

  650 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK                          10022
 (Address of Principal Executive Offices)                      (Zip Code)

                                 (212) 318-7000
              (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

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          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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On January 31, 2006, the Compensation Committee (the "Committee") of the Board
of Directors of Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (the "Company") adopted
amendments to the Company's Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (the
"SERP"). The amendments provide that the Compensation Committee may grant
discretionary employer contributions to eligible employees in such amounts as
the Committee may designate from time to time on an individual basis, including
otherwise eligible employees who did not previously participate in the SERP as
a result of the plan being closed to new participants as of September 30, 2004.
The amendments also made certain conforming technical changes to the SERP. The
Committee also approved the restatement of the SERP to reflect all amendments
to date.

Participants in the SERP have interest bearing accounts that are credited with
annual employer contributions of 5% of their base compensation. Participants'
accounts are subject to vesting. Officers and other highly compensated
managerial employees of the Company and its subsidiaries are eligible for
designation by the Committee for participation in the SERP; provided, however,
that employees who were not participants in the SERP as of September 30, 2004
may receive only such discretionary contributions as the Committee may award in
its discretion.



            Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                     POLO RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION

Date:  February 6, 2006              By: /s/ Tracey T. Travis
                                         Name:  Tracey T. Travis
                                         Title: Senior Vice President and
                                                Chief Financial Officer