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, South Shields. Collections cater for men, women, children and even dogs. Broadening out from Barbour’s countrywear roots, today their heritage and lifestyle clothing brand 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. Barbour now has retail stores presence in over 40 countries worldwide including the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Holland, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, New Zealand and Japan. The comfortable feeling that this brand puts in their clothes is why Megan Markle has a a varying collection of their fashionable and snug coats and jackets.