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Traditional yet always undoubtedly in style, the Mark Cross design house is as iconic as its minimalist pieces. Founded in 1845 by Henry W. Cross, who named the label after his son, its history is both rich and extraordinary, and associated with some of the biggest artistic figures in the 20th century. Initially designed for horse riders, the brand changes direction after Cross's death. Acquired by Patrick Murphy, an unprecedented expansion process began. Opening boutiques in New York and London, Murphy also launched new ranges including crystal and even porcelain. Success returned to the coveted label. In 1934, Patrick Murphy was succeeded by his son, Gerald Murphy.
A socialite and skilled painter, the American art-lover rubbed shoulders with the biggest names in the international art scene. Under his leadership, new pieces were created, and the brand's reputation continued to grow. His friendship with Alfred Hitchcock, led the Mark Cross box bag to be worn by Grace Kelly in the film Rear Window. The small sturdy accessory, renamed Grace and redesigned for modern lifestyles, is still one the design house's most iconic pieces today. During the same era, the bag was also mentioned in The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger, once again proving its popularity within American society. Just a few years later, the brand changed owners once again, before closing its doors in the 1990s. In 2011, it came back. Inspired by vintage archives and artwork, the new Mark Cross leather pieces are made in the same Italian factories as their predecessors. The elegant box bags fit perfectly into the most chic and sophisticated wardrobes as well as the quirkiest, proving that real classics never go out of style.> View more