Barbour Monogramming Event & A Brief History


Join us on October 21st at our Hunt Valley location for a special Barbour Monogramming event. There will be an on-site Barbour rep, gifts with purchase, and your Barbour products will receive a complimentary monogram on site.  See you there!

In addition to our monogramming event, we'll also be hosting the Hunt Valley Women's Fall Sale and Shoe Trunk Show for those who cannot make the events at our Downtown location.

A Brief History of Monogramming

Monogramming is the process of marking an item with an individual’s, couple’s, or company’s initials in order to show ownership and individual style.

Originally, the monogram was used in antiquity as a royal signature and seal. Initials were carved on coins to mark the reign of a particular ruler, or to show the city in which you were located.

Later, with the rise of the bourgeoisie in the Victorian Era, monograms became a symbol of power and aristocracy. People believed that monogrammed letters marked on their clothes, cutlery, and other goods were a sign of prestige, so soon every household displayed their own form of monogram styles.

Today, monogramming has become more of an identifier of a person's individual style and way to personalize belongings. In a world of mass production, it gives discerning customers an opportunity to make something unequivocally theirs.