The clothing industry is one of the oldest around, going through many eras and changes throughout history. Today, only a few clothing companies have managed to come out on top. They have seamlessly integrated themselves in the world of fashion and stand out as its key players. These brands decide which styles are in and which are not. Here is a list of the best selling and most popular clothing brands worldwide from least to most:
Armani is an Italian brand known for its glamorous styles and impeccable tailoring. They use luxurious fabrics and are experts at making the perfect suit. Hollywood celebrities are this brand’s most loyal customers. Armani also produces more affordable fashions under their Emporio and Exchange labels. They even produce leather bags and belts, shoes, perfumes, and glasses. Armani’s brand value is estimated at $3.1 billion.
Fendi was launched in 1925 by Italian designer Paola Fendi. They specialize in making dresses, bags, and other accessories. Its handbag line, Baguette, was first introduced in 1997. Fendi has its own atelier, which means it has its own studio with master designer and several assistants. The multinational French luxury goods conglomerate Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH) owns the brand today, which has a value of around $3.5 billion.
Versace is an Italian label established in 1978 by Gianni Versace. They are known for their vivid prints, over-the-top embellishments, and iconic gowns and cocktail attire. It has an estimated value of $5.5 billion.
Burberry is a British brand that has even obtained a royal warrant. That means they have supplied their goods to the households of the British royal family for at least five years, and have an ongoing trade arrangement. Only the head of the monarch can decide who is granted a royal warrant. Aside from the royals, movie stars are also big fans of this brand. Audrey Hepburn is one of the most iconic actors to be associated with it. Burberry also has a skincare range, pushing their value to about $5.9 billion.
Ralph Lauren focuses entirely on creating a luxurious look and strives to create clothes people can wear in their everyday life. Polo is this brand’s most renowned label. Ralph Lauren is valued at around $6.6 billion.
Chanel is a well-known women’s clothing brand founded by Coco Chanel. They are known for introducing the Little Black Dress (LBD) to the world. They aim to design clothing that women feel comfortable and proud of. Its estimated value is $6.8 billion.
Prada is known for its impeccable design, unique style, and complementary colour combinations. It was established in 1913 by Italian leather manufacturer Mario Prada. It is valued at $7.3 billion.
Hermès was founded by Thierry Hermès in 1837 and has seen much success in its 176 years. It was initially created to make harnesses in Paris but quickly grew to be the go-to brand for European royalty. Hermès is most known for their Birkin and Kelly bags, which have become synonymous with luxury, quality, and traditional craftsmanship. These bags are undoubtedly the most famous in the world and have been said to be a better investment than gold. These bags are all technically limited edition since they are not mass produced and are handmade instead. Only one person makes a bag from start to finish, and it takes them 48 hours – not two days, but 48 hours of work. The brand is valued at around $10.6 billion.
Gucci is known for its red carpet worthy fashions and trend-setting styles. It was founded in 1921 by Italian Guccio Gucci. It is the second most valuable brand at about $12.4 billion.
Louis Vuitton is the world’s most expensive fashion brand at $28.1 billion. They are known for their signature leather bags as well as their trench coats and ready-to-wear dresses and accessories. It is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by a gentleman of the same name.