Mark Cross is an American luxury lifestyle brand that was established in 1845 in Boston by Henry W. Cross. Today, Mark Cross is a global brand who incorporates responsible business practices throughout their operations.
Founded in 1845 as a saddlery in Boston, Mark Cross is the quintessential American luxury brand. With its rich heritage and an unparalleled commitment to the finest materials and craftsmanship, the company has been the go-to for generations of refined, global customers.
Mark Cross rose to prominence in the early 20th century when its owners, Gerald and Sara Murphy moved the company to New York and expanded its range of products. With their deep connection to the arts, the Murphys established Mark Cross’ lasting identity as a luxury house informed by its community of creative contemporaries from Picasso to Fitzgerald, Hemmingway to Porter.
In 1954, the brand became a household name through Alfred Hitchcock’s cinematic classic, “Rear Window” with Grace Kelly, where she carried the iconic Mark Cross Overnight Case. Mark Cross continues to champion this artistic legacy while maintaining a modern aesthetic.
Mark Cross has a very clear dedication to being a responsible business. They champion the skills of fine craftsmanship and work with suppliers who hold the same values they do. Mark Cross is conscious about the future and is constantly looking for ways to lighten their footprint across its operations.
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Mark Cross has been awarded the Butterfly Mark for their measurable impact and ACTION to sustainability.
Want to learn more? Click on the interactive Butterfly Mark on your left and scroll through each Positive Action to read a short description of the brands efforts and achievements as verified by Positive Luxury. You will also be able to find the interactive Butterfly Mark online on the brands website, retailer and partner sites.
IMPACT AND COMMITMENt
Mark Cross is selective in its approach to who they work with. They implement a strong Code of Conduct across environmental and social compliance for their suppliers to adhere to. Also, they work with suppliers who hold certifications for their quality and environmental management.
A CIRCULAR APPROACH
As a celebration of their timeless pieces, Mark Cross offers ‘All Vintage’ which is a selection of one-of-a-kind pieces from the late 1800s – 1990s. By embedding this take-back scheme into their business Mark Cross are closing the loop on their product cycle.
FAIR LABOUR AND RECYCLING
Mark Cross is committed to equal employment opportunities and ethical performance is an integral part of the company values.
For their packaging, Mark Cross ensure that it is 100% recyclable and sourced from responsible suppliers that use FSC certified paper.
All Vintage is a curated selection of one of a kind pieces from the late 1800s – 1990s. Explore the collection of handbags and accessories available for purchase and an online gallery of archival pieces.
THE ESSENTIALS COLLECTION
The Essentials Collection provides peace of mind for navigating new daily life. All three products were made out of upcycled leather leftover from previous Mark Cross collections. 10% of proceeds will be donated to the Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The Grace Belt Bag
The Grace Belt Bag is a versatile design made to be worn four different ways; on the belt, cross body, with the chain, or on its own.