The Barbour story began in 1894 in the Market Place in South Shields. Today the 5th generation family-owned business remains in the North East, with Barbours headquarters located in Simonside, South Shields. Barbour now has retail stores presence in over 40 countries worldwide including the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Argentina, New Zealand, and Japan. Broadening out from Barbour’s countrywear roots, today the heritage and lifestyle clothing brand produces clothing that is designed for a full lifestyle wardrobe. As well as jackets and coats, the Barbour collection now includes fragrances. Barbour remains true to its core values as a family business which espouses the unique values of the British Countryside and brings the qualities of wit, grit and glamour to its beautifully functional range.