In an effort to give the name a more holistic appeal, Bailey announced that Burberry will now only exist under the Burberry moniker, excluding the four labels allocated to different collections of the past. Prorsum, Sport, London and Brit will now fall under the Burberry name including the Prorsum collections which are often showcased at fashion weeks.
Bailey explained that the differences were so vague between the lines that it was pointless to keep them separate going forward. The sub-labels were created back when the brand’s sales were reliant on wholesale accounts and this is no longer the case for Burberry.
The announcement also came with news of Burberry’s plans to open a US$77 million factory in Leeds, England solely dedicated to making the brand’s iconic trench coats. The factory is due for completion by 2018 and will drastically ease production on the two current factories which are currently at capacity pumping out the popular garments.
Name change or not, Burberry and Bailey will do fine in the accounts department.