The Top Ten Most Valuable Fashion Brands
Each year leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance analyses the biggest brand and ranks them according to marketing investment, stakeholder equity, and their combined impact on business performance.
The top four brands in apparel are here to stay. However, steep competition to maximize on the sporting apparel trend, coupled with increased choice and information for the consumer could threaten Nike’s future position in the rankings. This year, Adidas’ brand value is further encroaching on the incumbent champion, which has suffered significant loss to brand value. Empowerment to the consumer is having a wide-spread impact on the industry, allowing fast-fashion retailer Zara to reign supreme on the high street, challenging H&M and leveraging both online and offline sales platforms to meet consumer demands for variety, fashion and low prices.– Richard Haigh, Managing Director of Brand Finance
Number 10: Rolex
Created in 1905 and at the forefront of innovative watchmaking the Swiss Rolex defines and embodies luxury, character, and quality.
Before it was at 8th and now it's at 10th place.
Number 9: UNIQLO
A Japanese casual wear designer with a flair for designer-brand collaborations UNIQLO has partnered with big names including Jil Sander, Pharrel Williams, and Christophe Lemare.
Previously on 5th it has now dropped to 9th.
Number 8: Gucci
Designer brand created by Guccio Gucci in 1921 Gucci is renowned for its creativity while still remaining true to its roots.
Previously 9th it rises to 8th place.
Number 7: Cartier
Eponymous with royalty and jewelry Cartier has held its reputation for over 150 years.
Previously 10th it now rests on 7th place.
Number 6: Louis Vuitton
Leading international fashion couture house Louis Vuitton operates in 50 countries and more than 460 stores.
It stays on 6th place.
Number 5: Louis Vuitton
Hermes Paris founded in 1837 Is premium leather and lifestyle accessories with ready-to-wear to round it all out.
Hermes Paris took the 'most valuable luxury apparel brand' from Louis Vuitton.
Number 4: Adidas
Recognizable worldwide the German-based brand is second to Nike for largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe.
Number 3: ZARA
Owning big names such as Massimo Dutti, Oysho, and Bershka Zara is the main brand of the worlds' largest apparel retailer Inditexgroup.
Number 2: H&M
With fast fashion for many demographics H&M is a Swedish based clothing-retial company with 4500 stores all over the world.
Number 1: Nike
Founded in 1964 by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight with over 44,000 people worldwide employed it is valued at $29.6 billion making it the most valuable brand amongst sports business.