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. Barbour's classic wax jackets are still manufactured by hand in the factory in Simonside and the brand has retail stores presence in over 40 countries worldwide. Today Barbour 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.