WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Coach Inc. and Tiffany & Co., which tend to have customers with higher incomes, have reported cautious holiday spending. Analysts will be looking to see if Ralph Lauren's holiday quarter results reflect this trend as well.
The company is also likely to update investors on its European business, which it has cited as a challenge in previous quarters.
WHY IT MATTERS: If Ralph Lauren's results show strong buying trends from shoppers, it would be a positive sign for consumer spending, particularly by the wealthy. Consumer spending is closely watched by economists because it accounts for 70 percent of economic activity.
WHAT'S EXPECTED: Analysts expect net income of $2.20 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion, according to FactSet.
LAST YEAR'S QUARTER: The New York company, formerly known as Polo Ralph Lauren, had net income of $1.78 per share on revenue of $1.8 billion.