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High-quality lifestyle fashion with a functional character is united by BARBOUR. The company is still family-run and offers a timeless, British style that has long since become successful beyond the borders of Europe. Discerning ladies, gentlemen and even children will find, in addition to the extremely popular wax jackets, fashion and accessories for head to toe from BARBOUR.
John Barbour laid the foundation for the worldwide success of the company as early as 1894. He opened the first shop on South Shields Market Square. Already in its fifth generation, BARBOUR is still managed by the family today. The great success and breakthrough came thanks to the classic wax jackets. To date, models such as Bedale, Beaufort and Bednell are still available in new colours with small design variations. The robust, weatherproof jackets are ideal not only for the British climate. They are still produced locally in South Shields. A special feature that underlines the quality promise of the brand is customer service. Up to 100,000 jackets are repaired, customised or waxed every year worldwide. This makes the brand a long-term and reliable partner for customers.
This country lifestyle, reminiscent of British landscapes and homes, courtyards or stately homes, always remains in vogue. Today, the collections include complete outfits with accessories, from hats to shoes. The functionality of the fabrics, the cuts and the garments themselves have not been lost from sight. They are designed to be suitable for any occasion and to give the wearer long-lasting pleasure.
BARBOUR is associated with classic British style, and in fact first received the Royal Warrant in 1974 when The Duke of Edinburgh endorsed it, making the brand supplier to the Royal household. The riding jackets and all-weather ensembles became the epitome of country style. They are known far beyond the United Kingdom and are distributed in more than 40 countries from Europe to Asia. Classic is by no means conservative. From rock stars at the Glastonbury Festival to members of the Royal family, many different personalities wear the fashion and especially the jackets.
The family business BARBOUR truly encompasses different generations and serves different tastes. The high quality and large selection of designs and colours means there is the right look for every style. The connection with Scotland can still be seen in the use of various tartan and check patterns. The muted earth tones, however, are now complemented by brighter, fashionable versions. BARBOUR thus makes the leap into modernity without losing the connection with its roots.