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Shopping London | Barbour Heritage

Feb 22nd, 2010 | Categories: London, Retail, Shopping | by Michael Williams

File this under: Stores that need to be opened in New York.

Just off Carnaby Street in London’s Soho — an area loved by denim brands — sits a newish Barbour Heritage shop. In fact, the Levi’s Cinch store that I wrote about not too long ago is right up the block (as we say in New York). The Barbour store focuses on some of the more unique offerings, from the To Ki To jackets to a slew of International jackets in a variety of fabrics. A Barbour coat is one things that is priced better in London than the States — even after the exchange. I ended up with the khaki colored To Ki To bicycle jacket that I have been lusting after for some time. (Second photo, bottom right.) Spring here we come.

Barbour Heritage | 29 Fouberts Place off Carnaby Street London W1F 7QF | Tel: 0207 4343209

Comments: 37

37 Comments to “Shopping London | Barbour Heritage”

  1. Chris Bryer
    on Feb 22nd, 2010
    @ 6:58 PM

    I lost my Barbour Jacket :(

    I am so bummed out over that!

  2. rollergirl
    on Feb 22nd, 2010
    @ 7:01 PM

    My boy D got a Barbour from there (don’t ask which one) and they can customise it, taking off logos, adding this and that, you can get whatever you want. Great service and not too £££.

  3. gg
    on Feb 22nd, 2010
    @ 7:46 PM

    isnt there a barbour store up on madison?

  4. TA
    on Feb 22nd, 2010
    @ 8:25 PM

    I WANT ONE!!!!!!

  5. Jojoba
    on Feb 22nd, 2010
    @ 8:46 PM

    where did the APC interview go? I just went to watch it and its gone

  6. Michael Williams
    on Feb 22nd, 2010
    @ 9:05 PM

    After some back and forth, I took down the APC interview per the company’s request. At first I fought taking it down, then eventually I decided I didn’t want to promote the company if I didn’t have to. In other news, looks like I will be buying some new jeans tomorrow…

  7. veronika
    on Feb 22nd, 2010
    @ 9:18 PM

    Might I recommend some LVC? The 1967′s are really nice.

  8. xxx
    on Feb 22nd, 2010
    @ 10:12 PM

    wow i really enjoyed the apc interview. love the non chalent and insight into a talent. ugh what happened to it. makes me rethink stuff now. why are companies so afraid of everything. no part 2 now!!!

  9. sam
    on Feb 22nd, 2010
    @ 11:47 PM

    was it the xx discussion that turned them off?

  10. Michael Williams
    on Feb 22nd, 2010
    @ 11:49 PM

    Yeah — they too deemed The XX to be so 9 months ago. ha

  11. Brett
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 12:41 AM

    Awe damn! What’d I miss?

  12. HolThaDo
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 1:32 AM

    A.P.C.? Come on dude. Good riddance. Get some Levis or some Japanese, ACL, you deserve it. You can’t eat at the White Rose and wear French jeans anyways . . .

  13. Brendan
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 1:36 AM

    it’s all about the navy durham
    http://curatedassortment.blogspot.com/2010/01/blog-post.html

  14. Dan
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 4:46 AM

    Looks like he did think fashion blogs chatter and recycled images were lame.

  15. Garrett
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 5:51 AM

    APC approached me to take on their brand and their arrogance made it impossible. I think its an average brand at best. Someone like Albam have a better business model and I say product also. Our Legacy…etc etc. The new standard is a great jean however.

  16. Chris
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 9:17 AM

    I have the Barbour International Jacket with the Union Jack lining. Get a lot of comments about how cool it is. Great store. My buddy is the head designer of mens, he’s good at what he does and it shows in the product. Keep up the good work Gaz……..

  17. Brad
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 9:46 AM

    @ gg: Yes. There is a Barbour store up on Madison Ave but it’s not filled with the same type of product (less “Heritage” in the Madison store). They have the standard staples but the one Michael went to looks a lot cooler than the UES one.

  18. Tintin
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 9:58 AM

    Hey, I’ll take Jean as a client anyday. I though he was a no BS, straight shooting cat. I’ll buy him lunch at Le Veau d’Or.

  19. unitedstyle
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 10:09 AM

    That’s a shame about the APC interview.

    The Barbour stuff looks real nice. I really like the shop fixturing.

    Wish I had a reason to wear that in Southern California, but I think I would come off as trying way too hard rocking one of those motorcycle jackets as I step out of my Camry.

  20. Tim
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 11:28 AM

    Was just in London and can’t believe I missed this store. Have three Barbour jackets, the more you wear the better they look. The bags look great, haven’t seen them at the other Barbour locations.

    First stop next time in over there.

  21. Edward A. Schimmelpfennig
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 12:16 PM

    I have had a Barbour BEAUFORT jacket for many years. It needs to be repaired, but the patina of the oilskin is very handsome now.

    Recently, I added a shooting vest … and then later a small quilted vest to be worn under jackets or other outdoor wear. To my AMAZEMENT, it was made in Lithuania.
    Well, at least someone other than the Chinese are grabbing up the manufacturing contracts. Even Spode is now made in China … as well as Britain’s Toy Soldiers.

    Gone are the days ….

  22. cws
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 12:26 PM

    I have several Barbour coats as well as some tailored vests and sweaters…really look at it as an investment…some of the best stuff made. I’ve worn them through all sorts …hunting, storms, blizzards, etc.
    Purchase the Thornproof dressing and you can re-wax your coat yourself…easy to do and adds even more character to the worn patina.
    Don’t think you can go wrong with Barbour…cool store…

  23. Tomtom
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 1:03 PM

    Good post, I am enjoying reading your reports from London being a native of the UK. Somewhere I saw you did a google map of the spots you visited in London but now I can’t find it, was it on here or on your twitter?

  24. John
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 2:01 PM

    I just picked up a pair of Jean Shop jeans to replace my New Standards and I have to say they are a huge upgrade….by the way,
    there is a very cool store in Portland Me called Barbour by David Wood that carries the best of the Barbour collection. To Ki To SS10 is due in the store any day now. JM

  25. Brian Miller
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 2:14 PM

    I’m beginning to succumb to the relentless Barbour beatings. I’m thinking of giving in. See, I have never liked these jackets in the least. As someone who loves classic, early-’60s clean lines, these things seem clunky. But I’ll be goddamned if they aren’t starting to look lovely to me. And $500 isn’t seeming all that crazy. Damn you.

  26. johnny
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 6:14 PM

    Levis 501 are the only jeans anyone needs, and not the fancy schmancy ones either. APC is mumbo jumbo.

  27. doug
    on Feb 23rd, 2010
    @ 9:36 PM

    I sure like that bag hanging with the davida helmet by the International jacket. I have an International,and wear it with old Belstaff overtrousers on my old Triumph.

  28. Jeffrey
    on Feb 24th, 2010
    @ 1:11 AM

    Been to the Barbour store on Madison in NYC. Bough the Solway. Lovely jacket, btw. Wish I could see some of the Beacon Heritage range in person.

  29. TO KI TO
    on Feb 24th, 2010
    @ 2:42 AM

    I am very hornored to meet you today. Thank you for understanding my design and my creation.

  30. dave
    on Feb 24th, 2010
    @ 8:21 AM

    There is a Barbour outlet in Kittery, ME. My wife and I were driving up to the outlets there and the Barbour outlet is the first store off the highway. I never turned so sharply off the road, my wife though something was wrong. I said “Holy crap, a Barbour outlet”. She had never heard of Barbour and thought I was nuts. I got a flyweight International for $150. Barbour on a budget!

  31. sneakypete
    on Feb 24th, 2010
    @ 11:55 AM

    How do we get one of the sweet olive Barbour Barbour Waxed Cotton Retreiver Bags in the USA?:

    http://www.barbourbymail.co.uk/newproduct.aspx?ProductStyleID=110797&utm_source=Barbour_Online&utm_medium=referral

    It looks like Barbour by mail has one but only ships to the UK?

    I checked Orvis and they are sold out permanently.

    Any help is much appreciated.

    thanks,

    sp

  32. CleanCut
    on Feb 24th, 2010
    @ 1:42 PM

    Hi. Im from England and have been reading your blog for some time now.
    I myself own two Barbour jackets. The Beaufort and the To Ki To Driving jacket from last year.
    Iv never been to London before but that looks like a very good shop. Im originally from just across the water (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) from where Barbour is made (south shields) and have been to the factory shop where most stuff can be bought very very cheap.
    Nice to see its getting worn in the USA!

  33. Logcabineer
    on Feb 24th, 2010
    @ 3:04 PM

    Pic #3 the return of the abominable Barbour Dryfly! I’m getting one in olive to complement the black Boxfresh/Paul Insect version i got a couple of years ago.

  34. The-e-man
    on Feb 28th, 2010
    @ 7:38 AM

    sneakypete, the Barbour Retriever in Olive can be bought from Oi Polloi who ship internationally, and still have stock. i have no affiliation with them btw.

    http://www.oipolloi.com/store/Barbour-WaxRetrieverBagOlive-4357.html

  35. Nick
    on Mar 1st, 2010
    @ 12:29 AM

    The most annoying thing about reading this post is the fact that I only just returned from London.
    Will have to check it out next visit!

  36. RLS
    on Mar 9th, 2010
    @ 4:29 PM

    Chris B – I got one 20 years ago when I lived in Paris – lived in it that whole year. A few years ago my wife gave it to goodwill by mistake. I still miss it….

  37. Tom
    on Mar 16th, 2010
    @ 1:00 AM

    Anyone know how much a standard International jacket costs at this store? Thanks.