Founded in 1856, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctive British identity. Over the decades, the brand has built a reputation for craftsmanship, innovation, and design. Since the invention of gabardine by Thomas Burberry more than 150 years ago, outerwear has been at the core of the business and remains so today – best expressed through the iconic Burberry trench coat.
The Company designs produce and sell products under the Burberry brand. Product conception, design, and development are housed in Burberry’s London headquarters. Fabrics and other materials are sourced from, and finished goods manufactured at, both Company-owned facilities in the UK and through an external supplier network, predominantly located in Europe. Marketing content and programs, traditional and digital, are developed internally to communicate brand and product attributes to consumers. Burberry products are sold globally through proprietary retail platforms and third-party wholesale customers. In selected categories, Burberry relies on the product and distribution expertise of licensing partners to develop the business. These activities are executed by a global team of over 10,000 employees. Includes 215 mainline stores, 227 concessions within department stores, digital commerce, and 55 outlets
15% underlying growth, 12% comparable store growth, 25 mainline store openings, including a flagship in Shanghai and the first Burberry Beauty Box in Covent Garden, London