Established in 1856 the classic trench coat was designed by the founder of the company, Thomas Burberry.
In 1999 they rebranded to Burberry and now seem to be attracting a younger hipper market. Not that I know about what is hip or not.
three four coats (I found another one) are all slightly different (yes Joy had three four) and can be accessorised with a cashmere scarf, hat or the baseball cap. All bear the pre 1999 Burberrys label. I have even discovered how to check their authenticity by looking in the pockets.
Have they finally shaken of the negative association of cheap rip offs on market stalls? I think so, possibly not the baseball cap though. What doyou think?
I did think of keeping one for myself. I have no idea why a coat that belonged to a 4’11” woman is big enough for my 5’7″ frame! Yet it does fit me.
Update to this blog nearly 18 months later.
I have finally sold three of the coats and the scarf. They sat in a wardrobe for a long while, as it was just too hard for me to part with them. Now I am well on the uncluttering pathway to freedom, I finally got onto EBay and Vestiaire and have shipped 3 coats this week via EBay, two Burberry and one Gloveralll Red Duffle, and one Burberry and the scarf on Vestiarie. This was a big step for me, but now I have the EBay mojo so buyers beware.