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Founded by Thomas Burberry in 1856, the Burberry mission statement was surprisingly similar to that of FUBU: for British people, by British people. In order to protect his fellow countrymen from Britain’s cruel weather, he invented gabardine in 1879, a durable smooth cloth that was breathable and held up well in the rain. This creation, which is still used in Burberry’s iconic trench coat has made Burberry’s trench coat the industry standard.
While the trench coat is Burberry’s most notable product, virtually anything bearing the brand’s easily recognizable, often duplicated Nova Check pattern is seen as a status symbol, whether it’s on a shirt, pant or scarf. Famed designer Riccardo Tisci was recently appointed Chief Creative Officer of Burberry and fans worldwide are eager to see how the former-Givenchy designer will steer one of Britain’s most iconic heritage brands.

Why is Burberry so expensive?
As a luxury brand, Burberry’s prices are reflective of its popularity, reputation and clientele.

Is Burberry made in China?
Among other countries, some Burberry items are manufactured in China.

Is Burberry high end?
Yes, Burberry is a luxury brand.

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