There are many clothing brands in the world, but luxury brands are loved for what they provide the consumers: style, high quality and status. The luxury fashion industry is a global multi-billion dollar sector comprising of many brands with high relevance.
Among all these luxury brands, some of the most valuable and influential brands on the luxury market today are Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Gucci and Chanel.
Here’s the list of some of the most popular luxury clothing brands in the world!
Louis Vuitton is a French fashion house which is best known for its luxurious trunks, shoes, accessories, watches, sunglasses, handbags, ready-to-wear clothing and leather goods. Founded in 1854 by French businessman Louis Vuitton, this brand is the world’s most valuable luxury brand today.
Louis Vuitton has become synonymous with fashion and luxury, and no brand has been able to replicate its success and fame. Most of the products are adorned with the famous LV monogram, which can be considered the first “designer label” on a product, because it was created back in 1896 with the intent of prevention counterfeiting. Louis Vuitton is certainly one of the most profitable luxury brands in the world and today boasts 13 production workshops, more than 300 exclusive shops in 50 countries and employs 9,500 people throughout the world.
Hermès is a famous French manufacturer of luxury goods, perfumes, leather goods, accessories, and ready-to-wear. The company was founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès and is considered as one of the leading and most valuable luxury fashion brands. The iconic Hermès has remained unchanged since the 1950s and features a Duc carriage with horse.
The brand is known for its handmade handbags and luggage. One handbag might require 18 to 24 hours to produce. The “Birkin” bag named after famous actress Jane Birkin, is one of the brand’s most famous bags. In 2011, Hermès set a world record when one of their iconic bags the Hermès Birkin bag was sold at an auction for a price of $203,150 and became the most expensive handbag to be sold at an auction.
Gucci is an iconic Italian fashion brand and the biggest-selling Italian brand in the world. The company was founded in 1920 by fashion designer Guccio Gucci and is known for its high-quality leather goods, clothing, shoes, jewellery, and other accessories. Gucci is one of the world’s most valuable fashion brands and donates a percentage of the sales for special collections made specifically for UNICEF to go to the United Nations Children’s Fund, supporting healthcare, education, protection and clean water programs for orphans and children.
Chanel is another famous fashion house that specializes in haute couture, luxury goods, ready-to-wear and fashion accessories. The company was founded in 1909 by fashion designer Coco Chanel and is best known for the iconic “little black dress”, the Chanel suit and Chanel No. 5 perfume. Today Chanel is one of the best known and most highly sought-after fashion brands and is synonymous with class and glamour.
Prada is an Italian luxury fashion brand which manufactures ready-to-wear, leather goods, fashion accessories, luggage, watches, shoes and perfumes. The legendary company was founded in 1913 by Mario Prada and is among the most valuable fashion brands in the world. Prada is known for producing men’s and women’s clothing, leather goods, footwear and eyewear, combining cutting-edge sophistication, and innovation with fine craftsmanship.
Dior is a French luxury goods company that was founded in 1946 by famous designer Christian Dior. Dior is famous for its ready-to-wear, fashion accessories, leather goods, jewellery, footwear, make-up, skin care products, fragrances and timepieces. While the Christian Dior label is mostly for women’s offerings, the company also operates the Dior Homme division which is for men and the baby Dior label for childrenswear.