Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry in Hampshire England specializing in outdoor attire. In 1880 gabardine was invented by Burberry. The 1900’s brought about the trench coat made for officers in the war and later became quite popular for civilians. 1955 Great Universal Stores took over Burberry. At the end of 2005 Burberry became a new company now known as the Burberry Group.
Currently there are 70 Burberry stores worldwide. Burberry purses, handbags, scarves, umbrellas, coats, shoes, purses and more are all sold online and at many stores and boutiques all across the world.
Founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci in Florence. The first Gucci boutique was opened in Rome in 1938 and in 1947 the Bamboo handled handbag was introduced. Guccio died in 1953 and his three sons lead the company into expansion worldwide. The brothers had many ups and downs fights and quarrels. The Gucci Company itself has had poor times almost going bankrupt and very profitable times. In the 1990’s it was reported that in the United States alone the Gucci Accessories Collection generated 110 million dollars each year in revenue.
Today you can find superior quality, made in Italy, products with Italian craftsmanship at Gucci stores everywhere and on the Internet. From handbags, shoes, fragrances, watches and more. They sell children’s line as well as product for your pets.