Burberry was founded in 1856, by Thomas Burberry, a 21-year-old apprentice who opened a small shop in Basingstoke, England. By 1891, Thomas Burberry had a large and loyal following and opened his first store in central London.
As early as the beginning of the twentieth century, Burberry was operating stores in Paris, London and Buenos Aires; its clientele have been international for over a century, evidence of the brand’s democratic appeal and cachet across cultures. Throughout the decades Burberry has continued to honor the brand’s defining elements and legacy, while tailoring its products to meet the needs of present consumers.
In 2007, Burberry was listed by Interbrand among the 100 most valuable global brands. Looking to the next chapter, Burberry continues to build on the brand’s heritage and its outstanding platform as it continues to innovate and grow.