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Barbour


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Here at Accent Clothing we stock a large range of Women’s Barbour clothing and accessories. With jackets styles ranging from quilted, wax cotton, belted and gilets etc.  the garments from Barbour are perfect for a sophisticated country style.


From country to coast, the range of Ladies’ Barbour clothing and accessories includes items from the Barbour, Barbour International and Barbour Heritage collections.


John Barbour opened J Barbour and Sons in South Shields in 1894. He sold everything from outerwear to underwear which had become really popular especially with seamen and alike as their oilskin coats protected them in extreme weather.  John's two sons soon became involved with their father's business and in 1912 J Barbour and Sons became J Barbour and Sons Ltd. With the outbreak of the First World War the demand for oilskins grew rapidly and the company reaped the benefits.


Duncan Barbour's interest in motorcycles generated a new motorcycling range to be produced. John suddenly died in 1968 leaving the business to his wife Margaret who in turn introduced manufacturing and operational systems. In 1988 a Barbour trust was set-up and in the 1990s won three Queen's awards for export achievement. Margaret's daughter Helen was made chairman in 1997. In 2002 Margaret was appointed a Dame Commander of the order of the British Empire.  Barbour retains its deep set roots with the North East of England with its head office based in South Shields.

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