Who is the brains behind the famous Burberry brand? A young man who, in 1856, wanted to protect his contemporaries from the relentless British rain by making sturdy, waterproof clothing. Fast forward to 1888, and the famous gabardine was born; a breathable, weatherproof and comfortable fabric that revolutionised rainwear. From then on, the London brand never stopped innovating. It invented the trench coat, designed the iconic check pattern, and made outfits for aviators and explorers. A truly visionary brand, Burberry has continued to demonstrate its inventiveness, by working on new textile manufacturing processes, committing to diversity, and embracing new marketing ideas. Like when it became the first label to present a fashion show exclusively on Twitter! Find your favourite Burberry bags at Monnier Paris. At Monnier Paris, it's Burberry's bags that take centre stage, alongside a few other emblematic pieces, such as the classic check scarf and the Newalbridge canvas sneakers. The very essence of Burberry is contained in these bags of various sizes and styles, along with the brand’s British spirit, its sense of practical elegance and its classic, understated feel. Whether taken on a trip or simply worn on a shopping spree, they are irresistibly reminiscent of the accessories of the greatest English adventurers. Feminine, masculine or unisex, these bags all have one thing in common: an understated yet irreverent style, loaded with sarcasm and a touch of very British humour. Footwear, the other Burberry star We must also confess a weakness for Burberry shoes… Adventurous, always, they strike a balance between an all-terrain function and a fashionable sense of style. The unmistakable checked pattern is still very much present, on the canvas and leather sneakers as well as the sandals. And if your explorer's instincts start to come to the fore, the black notched-sole LF Hurr boots and the Jefferson derby shoes in the same colour will bring you all the comfort, style and confidence you need.