There are always some brands that never compromise on quality, and they have satisfied millions of people around the world. These brands have grown into becoming favorites because of their style and creation of the latest trends among the people.
Since there are several manufacturers of clothes, it would be good if we have adequate knowledge of most popular clothing brands around the world. This way we can choose the best out of the famous clothing brands and get pumped up for a function or adventure.
Nike is an American Multinational Company founded in 1964, by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. Their headquarters is in Oregon, U.S. The Company takes its name from the Greek goddess of victory and has a swoosh logo. ‘Just Do It’ is another trademarkof Nike.
There have subsidiaries including Converse, Hurley International. Nike is the largest manufacturer of athletic shoes and apparel and also is a major player in sports equipment manufacturing.
Nike sponsors many famous sports personalities including Jordan, Cristiano Ronaldo and other sports teams around the world. It is one of the most popular clothing brand and most revenue making manufacturer in the world.
2. Inditex (Zara)
Inditex was founded Amancio Ortega and Rosalia Mera in Spain on 1985. The mainheadquarters is at Arteixo, Spain. The company’s prominent brand is Zara but also has other brands under them.
Zara is famous for designing new products based on customer feedback and manufacturing it within a short period. These products hit the store in a month, andthey don’t wait for seasons to change the fashion and trends. A unique methodamong the most popular clothing brands. They have more than 7000 stores worldwide in more than 93 countries.
Hennes & Mauritz AB is a global clothing company operating in over 62 countries. It was founded by Erling Presson back in 1947 in Sweden.
At present, Stefan Persson, son of Erling, is the Chairman and his son, Karl-Johan Persson is the CEO of H&M. Persson acquired retailer Mauritz Widforss in 1968 which formed H&M from its predecessor Hennes.
As of August 31, 2017, there are 4553 stores worldwide.
4. Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton was founded 164 years ago in 1854. It is a French house and luxury retailer company based in Paris. From 2006-2012 LV was named the most valuable luxury brand. As of 2017, it has revenue of $9.9 Billion.
Michael Burke is the Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton. LV operates in more than 50 countries and has 460 store locations worldwide.
Adidas is a name familiar to every sports enthusiast, second to the Nike in global manufactures and they are the largest in Europe. Adolf Dassler founded it, with his brother Rudolf Dassler in 1924, known as the ‘Dassler Brothers Shoe factory.’ Later due to conflicts between the brothers, they split in 1947, when Rudolf formed a new brand ‘PUMA.’ And Adidas was legally registered by Adolf in the same year. Their rivalry even partitioned an entire town.
Now, CEO of Adidas is Kasper Rorsted. Adidas has a major influence on sports sponsoring many individuals and sports teams. Adidas is also famous for manufacturing football for FIFA World Cups.
Uniqlo is a Japanese clothing brand which is gaining its reputation as one of the most popular clothing brands around the world. It wasn’t a famous clothing brand a few years ago, but they are in the path of opening stores worldwide.
Fast Retailing CO. LTD owns Uniqlo. Tadashi Yanai is the CEO, President, Chairman of Uniqlo. It was founded back in 1949. As of 2017, there are 1920 Uniqlo stores and many more under construction.
Hermes is a French clothing retailer founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermes. They focus on high luxury clothing and accessories. A Duc carriage with a horse is the logo of Hermes from 1950s.
Axel Dumas is the Executive Director, and Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski is the current creative director. It is a famous clothing brand worn by many celebrities including the Queen
Gucci is an Italian Luxury brand, founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci. Marco Bizzari is the CEO, and Alessandro Michele is the creative director of Gucci. Kering is the parent company of Gucci and Gucci has more than 650 stores worldwide.
Gucci has been in the spotlight in several famous fashion shows and is one of the most popular clothing brands.
9. Michael Kors
Michael Kors is a multinational clothing brand founded by Michael Kors himself in 1981. John D. Idol is the chairman and CEO of the company. They have multiple products including watches, handbags, footwear and more.
The Handbags of Michael Kors is a trend and much appealing brand among teenagers. As of 2018, revenue of the company reached US$ 4.71 Billion.
10. Ralph Lauren
It is an American multinational company with sub-brands as Polo, Lauren, Double RL and more. Founded by Ralph Lauren in 1967, it is headquartered at New York City. Patrice Louvet is currently the president and CEO of Ralph Lauren. The company focuses on Clothing, Footwear, Fragrance, jewelry and more. It has a revenue of US$ 6.6 Billion as of 2017.
is an Italian Brand founded by Mario Prada in 1913.
They specialize in Leather Handbags, Perfumes, Travel accessories and
more. They are Milan based giants in Clothing Industry and one of the most
popular clothing brands in the world. Prada’s Revenue was on
the decline from 2014, but as of March
2018, their stock price increased.
Strauss & Co
Known as Levi’s, it was founded by Levi Strauss back in 1853 together with David Stern as its manager. It is based in San Fransisco and has more than 3000 company-operated stores worldwide. Levi’s revolutionized the 1970s with blue jeans by introducing many techniques into jeans manufacturing as the ‘Stone Washing’ technique, making jeans more comfortable to wear.
In 2016, the company stated revenue of US$4.6 Billion. In 2017, they released a smart jacket collaborating with Google. Levi’s is favorite among many people, and even Einstein used to wear Levi’s jacket which was later auctioned off.
13. Hugo Boss
Boss is a German brand which markets multiple products including Apparels, perfumes, footwear. Hugo Boss founded it in 1924 which focused on making uniforms, but after his death, they turned to the manufacturing of Men’ wear. Children’s clothing was added in 2006/07, and presently they have more than 1100 company-ownedstores around the world
14. Tommy Hilfiger
Another famous clothing brand, Tommy Hilfiger founded this company in 1985 that produces apparels for men, women, and children. Daniel Grieder became the CEO in 2014. Tommy came into prominence in the mid-90s with their relaxed fit and influencing hip-hop fashion.
Multiple famous Rappers in the US wore Hilfiger, which made it grow into becoming one of the most popular clothing brands in the world. In March 2010 Philips-Van Heusen Company bought Tommy Hilfiger for US$ 3 Billion, and they entered into manufacturing of men’s sportswear also.
Burberry is a British Luxury clothing brand founded by Thomas Burberry in 1856. They are famous for the production of Trench Coats and other accessories like fragrance and sunglasses. The British soldiers wore its coats in the first world war. It has more than 55 stores in over 51 countries.
Total assets of Burberry as of 2017 are US$ 40 Billion and revenue of £2.5 Billion. The company is now listed on the London Stock Exchange and now operated worldwide through 503 stores.
Our style reflects our attitude and finding the quality apparels and accessories is necessary to make an impression. The quality and feel they give is why they are special.