Burberry

The Burberry company officially started in 1856 when a young Thomas Burberry, formerly a draper’s apprentice, opened his own store in Basingstoke, Hampshire England. He was 21 years old. The store’s reputation for providing quality outdoor attire grew over the next several years. The year 1880 saw the company’s introduction of gabardine, a water-resistant yet breathable fabric that Burberry began incorporating into his designs. It was also around this time when the store began to be known, not simply as “Burberry,” but “Burberrys of London” (a name that can be found on some vintage items from the time). This change in designation was a result of customers from all over world referring to this increasingly popular store. In 1891, another store was opened in Haymarket, London. The official Burberry logo was designed in 1901 and featured an equestrian knight and the Latin word “prorsum” (or “forward”). In 1911, Burberry provided coats and tents for outdoorsman Roald Amundsen’s expedition to the South Pole, and also for his expedition across the frozen tundra of Antarctica in 1914. British mountaineer George Mallory wore a Burberry gabardine jacket when climbing Mount Everest in 1924. In that same year, Burberry was commissioned by the United Kingdom War Office to design a raincoat suitable for battle, and the “trench coat” was born. First worn only by military personnel, the coats became popular with the general public in the late 1920s. The signature Burberry check design became the standard lining for the trench coat. Christopher Bailey joined the company as creative director decades later, in 2001. In July 2002, Burberry Group plc was floated on the London Stock Exchange. By late 2005, the UK retailing group GUS had handed over its remaining interest in Burberry to its shareholders. That same year, Sanyo Shokai was the license holder in Japan for Burberry’s ready-to-wear line. Rose Marie Bravo, Burberry’s Chief Executive, retired in 2006. During her tenure at Burberry, Bravo had been responsible for the brand’s mass market success as a result of licensing. American businesswoman Angela Ahrendts took Bravo’s place, and was named as the company’s CEO in 2006. Formerly a VP at Liz Claiborne, Ahrendts brought her exceptional business acumen over to the Burberry brand and, along with creative director Bailey, changed the brand’s “chav-like” (or ruffian-like) reputation back to a more refined status. The two executives achieved this by removing the signature Burberry check pattern from 90% of the company’s products. They also bought out the Spanish franchise worth 20% of group revenues. These and other decisions were made as a result of a business approach modeled after iconic design brands that included Apple Inc. In 2014, Christopher Bailey took Ahrendts’ place as Burberry’s CEO and Chief Creative Officer. The success of the Burberry brand is further underlined by the fact that Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales granted Royal Warrants to the company, an honor that remains in effect despite closure of the Burberry factory in Wales. The company’s viability is shown in its listing on the London Stock Exchange, as well as its place as a constituent in the FTSE 100 Index. Ranked 73rd in Interbrand’s “Best Global Brands” list in 2014, Burberry has proven to be one of the world’s most lucrative brands. The company has stores and franchises across the globe, and also sells through concessions in third-party stores. As one of Britain’s most famous fashion houses, Burberry continues to distribute outerwear, accessories, fragrances, sunglasses and cosmetics. The tartan pattern that characterizes the brand is one of the most frequently copied trademarks. The brand’s iconic designs include the famous Burberry handbags, which often sport the brand’s distinctive check-mark pattern. Celebrities who wear Burberry include Victoria Beckham, Kate Bosworth, Sandra Bullock, Naomi Campbell, Alexa Chung, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lawrence, and Michelle Williams.
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BURBERRY Soft Grain Calfskin Small Buckle Zip Bag GreenCompany Product

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Soft Grain Calfskin Small Buckle Zip Bag Green

Condition: Very Good

$530

BURBERRY Calfskin Rocking Horse Crossbody BrownCompany Product

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Calfskin Rocking Horse Crossbody Brown

Condition: Excellent

$2,030

BURBERRY Supernova Check Stanton Tote Dark NickelCompany Product

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Supernova Check Stanton Tote Dark Nickel

Condition: Very Good

$480

BURBERRY Canvas Calfskin TB Small Bag Blush PinkCompany Product

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Canvas Calfskin TB Small Bag Blush Pink

Condition: Very Good

$695

BURBERRY Calfskin Mason Warrior Studded Hobo BlackCompany Product

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Calfskin Mason Warrior Studded Hobo Black

Condition: Excellent

$685

BURBERRY Lambskin Quilted Small Lola Bag White BlackCompany Product

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Lambskin Quilted Small Lola Bag White Black

Condition: Very Good

$1,045

BURBERRY Vintage Check Small Messenger Dark BrownCompany Product

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Vintage Check Small Messenger Dark Brown

Condition: Very Good

$530

BURBERRY Smooth Calfskin Small Grace Bag Regency BlueCompany Product

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Smooth Calfskin Small Grace Bag Regency Blue

Condition: Excellent

$745

BURBERRY Calfskin Large Belt Tote BlackCompany Product

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Calfskin Large Belt Tote Black

Condition: Very Good

$670

BURBERRY Calfskin Lizard Embossed Large Title Tote BlackCompany Product

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Calfskin Lizard Embossed Large Title Tote Black

Condition: Very Good

$950

BURBERRY E-Canvas Icon Stripe Sonny Bum Bag Archive BeigeCompany Product

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E-Canvas Icon Stripe Sonny Bum Bag Archive Beige

Condition: Excellent

$745

BURBERRY Nylon Beat Check Floral Continental Wallet BlackCompany Product

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Nylon Beat Check Floral Continental Wallet Black

Condition: Very Good

$210

BURBERRY Metallic Little Crush GoldCompany Product

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Metallic Little Crush Gold

Condition: Very Good

$795

BURBERRY Derby Calfskin House Check Wallet On Chain BlackCompany Product

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Derby Calfskin House Check Wallet On Chain Black

Condition: Very Good

$635

BURBERRY Calfskin Woven Check Bucket Hat M Archive BeigeCompany Product

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Calfskin Woven Check Bucket Hat M Archive Beige

Condition: Very Good

$625

BURBERRY House Check Quilted Tote BrownCompany Product

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House Check Quilted Tote Brown

Condition: Very Good

$400

BURBERRY Soft Calfskin Small Pocket Tote Bag TanCompany Product

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Soft Calfskin Small Pocket Tote Bag Tan

Condition: Excellent

$795

BURBERRY Calfskin Embossed Bowling Bag BlackCompany Product

Burberry

Calfskin Embossed Bowling Bag Black

Condition: Excellent

$625

BURBERRY Wool Silk House Check Square Scarf BrownCompany Product

Burberry

Wool Silk House Check Square Scarf Brown

Condition: Excellent

$315

BURBERRY Silk London England Square Scarf Camel BlackCompany Product

Burberry

Silk London England Square Scarf Camel Black

Condition: Very Good

$210

BURBERRY Grained Calfskin Large Grace Bag BlackCompany Product

Burberry

Grained Calfskin Large Grace Bag Black

Condition: Excellent

$760

BURBERRY Lambskin Quilted Medium Lola Bag CamelCompany Product

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Lambskin Quilted Medium Lola Bag Camel

Condition: Excellent

$1,170

BURBERRY Supernova Check Small Nickie Tote BlackCompany Product

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Supernova Check Small Nickie Tote Black

Condition: Very Good

$375

BURBERRY House Check PochetteCompany Product

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House Check Pochette

Condition: Very Good

$550

BURBERRY Derby Calfskin House Check Wallet On Chain BlackCompany Product

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Derby Calfskin House Check Wallet On Chain Black

Condition: Excellent

$805

BURBERRY Canvas Check Paddy Messenger Archive BeigeCompany Product

Burberry

Canvas Check Paddy Messenger Archive Beige

Condition: Excellent

$1,015

BURBERRY Derby Calfskin House Check Wallet On Chain BlackCompany Product

Burberry

Derby Calfskin House Check Wallet On Chain Black

Condition: Excellent

$805

BURBERRY E-Canvas Denny Check Tote BrownCompany Product

Burberry

E-Canvas Denny Check Tote Brown

Condition: Excellent

$950

BURBERRY Haymarket Check Small Loxley Crossbody BlackCompany Product

Burberry

Haymarket Check Small Loxley Crossbody Black

Condition: Excellent

$775

BURBERRY Cashmere Classic Check Fringe Scarf CharcoalCompany Product

Burberry

Cashmere Classic Check Fringe Scarf Charcoal

Condition: Very Good

$210

BURBERRY Lambskin Quilted Small Soft Lola Bag Maple BrownCompany Product

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Lambskin Quilted Small Soft Lola Bag Maple Brown

Condition: Excellent

$995

BURBERRY Wool Silk Gauze Giant Check Scarf PurpleCompany Product

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Wool Silk Gauze Giant Check Scarf Purple

Condition: Very Good

$270

BURBERRY Calfskin Logo Messenger Charcoal GreyCompany Product

Burberry

Calfskin Logo Messenger Charcoal Grey

Condition: Excellent

$635

BURBERRY Nylon Neo Crossbody Bag Charcoal GreyCompany Product

Burberry

Nylon Neo Crossbody Bag Charcoal Grey

Condition: New

$455

BURBERRY Derby Calfskin House Check Small Camberley BlackCompany Product

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Derby Calfskin House Check Small Camberley Black

Condition: Excellent

$1,000

BURBERRY Nylon Logo Print Medium Rucksack Backpack BlackCompany Product

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Nylon Logo Print Medium Rucksack Backpack Black

Condition: Excellent

$830

BURBERRY House Check Backpack BlackCompany Product

Burberry

House Check Backpack Black

Condition: Very Good

$350

BURBERRY Cashmere Giant Heritage Check Fringe Scarf CamelCompany Product

Burberry

Cashmere Giant Heritage Check Fringe Scarf Camel

Condition: Excellent

$425

BURBERRY Candy Check Lola PinkCompany Product

Burberry

Candy Check Lola Pink

Condition: Excellent

$475

BURBERRY Haymarket Check Medium Willenmore Hobo ChocolateCompany Product

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Haymarket Check Medium Willenmore Hobo Chocolate

Condition: Very Good

$635

BURBERRY Canvas Calfskin Small TB Envelope Clutch NaturalCompany Product

Burberry

Canvas Calfskin Small TB Envelope Clutch Natural

Condition: Excellent

$625

BURBERRY Patent Nylon Quilted Hoxton Bag BeigeCompany Product

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Patent Nylon Quilted Hoxton Bag Beige

Condition: Excellent

$350

BURBERRY Candy Check Small Tote PinkCompany Product

Burberry

Candy Check Small Tote Pink

Condition: Very Good

$270

BURBERRY Calfskin Suede Camouflage Hobo Bag MulticolorCompany Product

Burberry

Calfskin Suede Camouflage Hobo Bag Multicolor

Condition: Very Good

$495

BURBERRY Haymarket Check Studded Small Tote ChocolateCompany Product

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Haymarket Check Studded Small Tote Chocolate

Condition: Very Good

$350

BURBERRY Calfskin Logo Embossed Medium Ardwell Tote TanCompany Product

Burberry

Calfskin Logo Embossed Medium Ardwell Tote Tan

Condition: Excellent

$960

BURBERRY E-canvas Check Mini Bowling Bag Dark Birch BrownCompany Product

Burberry

E-canvas Check Mini Bowling Bag Dark Birch Brown

Condition: Excellent

$970

BURBERRY Calfskin Square Mini Satchel Pale LavenderCompany Product

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Calfskin Square Mini Satchel Pale Lavender

Condition: Very Good

$695

BURBERRY Trench Calfskin Medium DK88 Top Handle Bag HoneyCompany Product

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Trench Calfskin Medium DK88 Top Handle Bag Honey

Condition: Very Good

$650

BURBERRY Grained Calfskin Small Camera Bag BlackCompany Product

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Grained Calfskin Small Camera Bag Black

Condition: Excellent

$1,015

BURBERRY Merino Wool House Check Square Scarf BrownCompany Product

Burberry

Merino Wool House Check Square Scarf Brown

Condition: Excellent

$340

BURBERRY Calfskin Embossed Check Messenger Bag BlackCompany Product

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Calfskin Embossed Check Messenger Bag Black

Condition: Excellent

$510

BURBERRY Haymarket Check Wallet RedCompany Product

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BURBERRY Haymarket Check Wallet Red

Condition: Fair

$160

BURBERRY Haymarket Check Clara Pochette ChocolateCompany Product

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Haymarket Check Clara Pochette Chocolate

Condition: Very Good

$425

BURBERRY Haymarket Check Halton Wallet TanCompany Product

Burberry

Haymarket Check Halton Wallet Tan

Condition: Very Good

$270

BURBERRY Grained Calfskin Mini TB Bag BlackCompany Product

Burberry

Grained Calfskin Mini TB Bag Black

Condition: Very Good

$650

BURBERRY Nylon Sequin Floral Pouch Black MulticolorCompany Product

Burberry

Nylon Sequin Floral Pouch Black Multicolor

Condition: Excellent

$270

BURBERRY Cashmere Mega Check Fringe Scarf CamelCompany Product

Burberry

Cashmere Mega Check Fringe Scarf Camel

Condition: Excellent

$400

PROENZA SCHOULER Silk Super Exploded Slim ScarfCompany Product

Burberry

Silk Super Exploded Slim Scarf

Condition: Excellent

$210

BURBERRY Smooth Calfskin Small Grace Bag GreyCompany Product

Burberry

Smooth Calfskin Small Grace Bag Grey

Condition: Very Good

$635

BURBERRY Patent Leather Leigh Small Crossbody Bag OpalCompany Product

Burberry

Patent Leather Leigh Small Crossbody Bag Opal

Condition: Very Good

$340

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