Mark W. Cross & Co., established in Boston in 1845 by Henry W. Cross, quickly became the largest horse furnishing store in the world by the late 1800s.

Acquired by Patrick Murphy, the brand expanded internationally to cities like New York, London, Paris, and Milan. In the 1920s, Gerald Murphy, Patrick’s son, transformed the brand into a luxury goods icon, famously featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s "Rear Window." Re-established in 2011, Mark Cross continues to produce high-quality leather goods inspired by its rich heritage.