B is for Burberry

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Burberry Sunglasses at Our Johns Landing Store

Oh the timeless beauty that is Burberry. A company that has been in existence for over 150 years is still turning heads in their classic checks and flattering lines. Wanting to know more? Here is the Burberry break down.

Burberry was founded by trained dress maker Thomas Burberry at the age of 21 in 1856. The first store was opened on Winchester St. in Basingstoke England and didn’t move to London until 1891. Before the birth of the iconic trench coat Burberry made mostly outdoors attire. His first fabric of choice was Gabardine a water resistant yet breathable fabric. He would use this fabric to outfit some of the early famous explorers. From ski suits to tents to aviation suits and even police coats Burberry was the man to go to stay warm and dry.

Burberry loves the use of plaid print or checks as they call it. Created in the 1920’s the checks were used as lining in coats. Ever wonder which is which? Impress even the most fashion savvy with the checks lingo:

Haymarket: Classic check with the Burberry equestrian knight

House: Classic check without the Burberry equestrian knight

Nova: Newer and larger check pattern. Cream/Tan background with vertical and horizontal Black/Pink/Red stripe

Supernova: Larger Nova check

Exploded: Check will usually have 1 metallic color like silver

Smoked: Classic check in a darker color without equestrian knight

The Beat: Classic check in Black/White

To this day you can never go wrong with a beautiful Burberry. If you haven’t already snagged one for your wardrobe come see us. We can help find you that ultimate classic piece that will never go out of style.

Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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