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1856 is the year of Thomas Burberry's first opening shop in the Hampshire in BASINGSTOKE. The tailor specializes its production in outdoor clothing and creates "the gabardine", a waterproof fabric, which quality and fabrication process has been improved thanks to a sheperd. At the beginning of the 1900s, expeditions to Alaska, Mount Everest prove and enable to improve the quality of the jackets and clothes. The "trench coat" is born by providing Officer's coats for the World War I. The famous brand's tartan which is its own design and not related to a clan was 1st used as the linen of coats and jackets. It became declined for all accessories offered by the Brand, and so iconic that copied. Member of the WALPOLE BRITISH LUXURY ASSOCIATION.

Designer Artistic Director

Riccardo TISCI

After Christopher BAILEY, BURBERRY appoints Riccardo TISCI as Chief Creative Officer. Let's wait for his very first collection in September!

Iconic Product


"The gabardine" outdoor water resistant fabric is the invention of the Brand and the tartan its signature.
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