Founded in 1845 in Boston as a harness and saddle maker, Mark Cross was bought by Patrick Murphy and in 1892 he moved the store to Broadway street in the heart of New York City. The store reopened on 5th Avenue in New York in 1902 and all the leather goods were manufactured in England and exported to the US. The famous American luxury leather brand was taken over by Patrick's son, Gerald, and his wife Sara in the mid 1930s and they became fixtures in the international scene, calling the Fitzgeralds and Hemingway close friends. Coveted by collectors and well heeled travelers for decades, Mark Cross luggage was featured in Hitchcock's "Rear Window" in 1954. The House of Mark Cross closed in the early 1990's but has recently been relaunched featuring elegant, classic high end leather goods.