Mulberry’s Brilliant Britain

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It’s been a great year for the country we call home. In 2012, the world turned to Great Britain to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee and then again for the staggering London Olympics. And despite the bonkers Opening Ceremony, the typical soggy summer and a naked Prince Harry, our tiny island has taken to the global stage this year and proved what a truly great nation we are.

And so it’s time to get patriotic once more as luxury British label Mulberry has launched Brilliant Britain — an online guide to what makes Britain err…brilliant. Inspired by the government’s “GREAT” campaign to globally promote the country, Brilliant Britain is a celebration of our cultural heroes, undiscovered talents, famous landmarks, strange customs and everything that makes our nation such an inspiring and exciting place to be.

Be sure to check it out, make your own Brilliant Britain nominations and best of all, bask our greatness!

40 Years of the Woolrich Parka

This October, Thackerays are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Arctic Parka jacket with Woolrich. Thanks to over 180 years of knowledge and experience, Woolrich have become synonymous with quality outdoor clothing and have earned generations of loyal customers. And as Thackerays are also celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, it seemed more than fitting to acknowledge Woolrich’s great achievement.

From its first edition back in 1972 the Woolrich Parka has been designed to handle the harshest winters. It was originally designed for construction workers in Alaska, where the average winter low is a bitingly cold minus 30 degrees Celsius but the jacket quickly gained popularity across the rest of the world. And now 40 years on the Parka is still a winter fashion icon.

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To celebrate the 40 years, Woolrich have introduced the Woolrich Parka in Byrd Cloth, an exclusive 100% cotton fabric that is naturally water-resistant and breathable and was first developed by Admiral Richard Byrd for his Antarctic expeditions. Byrd Cloth is tightly woven and fibres twisted more than usual to create a dense fabric which when in contact with water expands and stiffens, repelling water, snow and wind. That combined with the coyote fur trim makes for one extra cosy coat!

We have a select number of jackets available in store and online so stay stylish toasty this winter with Woolrich.