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 Barbour's headquarters located in Simonside, South Shields. Barbour now has retail stores presence in over 55 countries worldwide, and luckily enough one is located in the heart of London’s West End, Covent Garden. Based on Long Acre, Barbour is conveniently located mere steps from the Market Building and Leicester Square underground station.

Barbour’s collections cater for men, women, children and now even dogs! Broadening out from Barbour’s country wear roots, today their heritage and lifestyle clothing brand produces clothing that is designed for a full lifestyle wardrobe. As well as jackets and coats, the Barbour wardrobe includes shirts, dresses, knitwear, footwear, accessories and more. 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 clothing.

Barbour even offer a very special service that allows customers to return their beloved Barbour jacket at any time to be re-waxed, cleaned, repaired, or altered, perfect for keeping their timeless products in great condition.