The heritage fashion edit
Iconic brands you’ll love forever
From Mulberry to Vivienne Westwood, we’ve done our research and rounded up the best heritage fashion brands to be seen in this spring – all available at The Oracle.
And don’t think these are one-season wonders. These iconic investments can be enjoyed year after year, so think of them like your super-stylish heirlooms… Enjoy!
Few brands do boots better than German-born British shoemaker Dr Martens.
Beloved of punks the world over, this 1947-founded brand has gone from cult favourite to global fixture. Gigi Hadid, Gwen Stefani and Robert Pattinson are all fans of its fearless footwear.
Keep it classic with the eye-catching style that started it all. Barely changed since its birth in 1960, the Dr Martens eight-hole boot in cherry red is statement footwear built on solid foundations.
With Goodyear-welted soles and smooth leather, a pair of these will ensure you always get off on the right foot.
Sported by a slew of style icons including Alexa Chung and Cara Delevingne, Mulberry has grown from a family-run business based in Somerset to become one of the world’s most coveted leather fashion houses.
Impeccably crafted and timelessly chic, this brand’s trendproof bags make for heirlooms everyone will hope they’ll inherit.
Launched in 2003, the Mulberry Bayswater bag boasts a sophisticated style that will never date. Expertly crafted from the finest leather and finished with subtle hardware, it’ll lend your everyday look a certain polish.
Burberry might have started out as a military outfitter, but today the brand is much more than the trench coat that made it a household name.
From stylish tailoring and knitwear to luxe scents, invest in this brand and you’ll be following in the footsteps of icons from Ernest Shackleton to Audrey Hepburn.
Adorned with Burberry’s signature check, Burberry Brit is a captivating oriental fragrance with fresh zesty bursts of lime and pear with a base note of amber, mahogany and vanilla. Say hello to your new favourite scent.
The toast of farmers and the fashion elite, Barbour has produced some of the world’s best weather-defying outerwear since its humble beginnings in South Shields in 1894.
Masterfully cut and smartly designed, this heritage brand’s waxed cotton jackets are the last word in equestrian chic.
Style out rain, wind and whatever else Mother Nature throws at you with this Barbour waxed jacket. Made from 100% water-resistant waxed cotton, this all-weather outerwear staple features a contrast tartan lining and the signature Barbour branding.
A rebel at heart, Dame Vivienne Westwood turned her back on a career in primary school teaching to revolutionise fashion with her punk-inspired designs.
From pirate boots to political T-shirts, her daring wares are provocative and impeccably crafted. No wonder she was awarded an OBE (which she famously received sans knickers!).
Lend your look a little drama with Vivienne Westwood’s orb watch. Nothing short of a showstopper, its black dial and embossed leather strap are perfectly complemented by the brand’s signature gold-plated orb motif and charm.
Our picks: Dr Martens 1460 boots in Cherry Red, £110, Sole Trader; Barbour International waxed jacket, £249, House of Fraser; Mulberry Bayswater small leather bag; £895, House of Fraser; Burberry Brit eau de parfum, from £45.90, Debenhams; Vivienne Westwood gold plated orb watch, £185, Ernest Jones
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