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Burberry Handbags, 150 Years Old And Still Going Strong

Aug 17, 2007
For some reason, no one talks much about clothes inventions. Inventors do not just create gadgets, but are clothes innovators as well.

Burberry is one of the most recognized fashion brands. The Burberry brand was founded in 1856 by Thomas, a draper's aide, who opened his first store in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. By the late 1800s, Thomas' business was well established, and he had become known for some of his clothing inventions. Thomas had invented a new material he called Gabardine, which was breathable, tear proof, and waterproof. He later created the trench coat, which became very popular amongst the soldiers fighting in the Boer War in Africa. Burberry is presently one of the most recognized names in luxury clothes.

Handbags by Collection:

Prosum Handbags
The House Check Clutch features a crocodile trim, brass lock, magnetic fastener, and inside zipper pocket. This clutch comes in a light brown and sells at $1,000.

The Leather Tote features a double compartment, middle zipper fastener, front flap with decorative magnetic fastener, inside compartments, and comes in a Tan color. This tote comes in at a little under $1,500.

Heritage Handbags
The Nova Check Satchel features black rolled handles, piping, trim, 2 way top zipper fasteners, inside cell phone pocket, and comes in black and Nova Check colors. This satchel retails at $500.

The Nova Check Shackle features a detailed leather strap, decorative snap shackle buckle and PVC with black lining. This handbag comes in black or Nova Check colors and brings $500.

Autumn and Winter Handbags
The Manor is fashioned from leather, and features double handles, polished brass fittings, zipper top fastener, a brass lock and key with tonal check lining, and comes in beige, tan, and black. This handbag sells at a little over $1,500.

The Alligator features polished brass trim and buckles, 5 feet on the base, zipper fastener, keyhole pull, and leather covered handles. This handbag comes in Wine and is selling for over $2,000.

Handbags by Fabric:

Check Handbags
The Zip Hobo features a leather trim, brass fittings, magnetic buckle top, convertible shoulder strap, canvas lining, zipper compartment inside, two pockets, and comes in a light brown. This handbag retails at $500.

The Baby Messenger is fashioned in a Nova Check and features black leather trim, snap over fastener, convertible shoulder strap, shackle buckles, side pockets on the outside, nickel fittings, changing pads, PVC with nylon lining, and comes in black or Nova Check. This handbag is found for $500.

Leather Handbags
The Backpack features exterior pockets, house check, trim piping, brass fittings, canvas lining, inside pockets, convertible shoulder strap, and comes in black and cognac. This handbag brings around $700.

The Sling features check trim on all the sides, fold over flap and snap fastener, and comes in red, black, cognac, and white. This handbag sells at $400.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about this as well as Burberry handbags at http://www.designer-handbags-plus.com
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