Before the iconic plaid check became the ultimate symbol of British high style, Thomas Burberry was a lowly apprentice who opened his small outfitter (coat) shop in England in 1856. He later went on to invent Gabardine, the trench coat, and outfit the first dude to land at the South Pole. Can’t afford $1000+ for a trench coat? Head to the Burberry outlets (Kathryn once purchased a Burberry trench from the outlet for $400, a 80% savings).
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