Top 10 Expensive Clothing Brands In The World

Today we’ll talk about Top 10 Expensive Clothing Brands In The World:

10. Armani


The Italian fashion house is relatively new when compared to the other brands on this list as it was only founded back in 1975 by Giorgio Armani. The Armani brand sells it all from “hot Couture” to “home interiors” and everything else in between. It was back in 1980 with the release of the film “The American Gigolo” that our money really blew up the scene when Richard Gere was seen sporting one of Armani’s now famous hand tailored suits. The elegance of Armani isn’t just contained to simply clothing as the company has also created a series of Cafes, a Bar and even a Nightclub with ten different brands. Under the Armani name and around five hundred stores all over the world, it’s no wonder the company’s worth 3.1 billion dollars.

9. Fendi


One of the most well known names in the fashion world. Fendi was created by married Italian couple Adele and Eduardo back in 1925. What started out as a small fur and leather shop in Via del plebiscito, Rome would continuously grow into the multinational luxury brand that it is today. Their production of the Fendi baguette purse really solidified the brand as a luxury name as well as their innovative techniques when it comes to using fur. The company was put under fire by PETA in 2015. More specifically its creative director Karl Lagerfeld for orchestrating a hot Couture fur Fashion Show. But the 3.5 billion company has somewhat done some form of good as they donated more than two million euros towards the restoration of the Trevi fountain.

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8. House of Versace

House of Versace

The fashion empire that is the house of Versace all started with fashion designer Gianni Versace back in 1978. He created a brand that since been synonymous with elegance and simply use its high-fashion. His glamorous gowns have gone on to make a name for himself as a respected the case of the famous black dress held with gold safety pins that actress Elizabeth Hurley wore back in 1994 to the premiere of “Four Weddings and a funeral”. Sadly Versace’s life was cut short in 1997 on the steps of his Miami mansion when he became the fifth and final victim of Andrew Cunanan. The tragic event will be the story behind American crime story-Season 2 titled “The assassination of Gianni Versace”. After his death his sister Donatella became the new artistic director and has established a 5.5 billion company her brother would be proud of.

7. Burberry


One of London’s most famous luxury brands, Burberry also happens to be one of the largest clothing businesses in all of Britain. The brand was founded by Thomas Burberry back in 1856 and solely focused on creating fashionable outerwear. Burberry would eventually become famous for its trademarked check print as well as trench coats. And partly thanks to the 1961 movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” that saw Audrey Hepburn wearing a Burberry wool trench coat. By the 70s and 80s the brand saw a massive expansion and helped catapult it into a household name, even the likes of British royalty. Such as Her Majesty Elizabeth II and Prince Charles have requested that the 5.87 billion brand make clothing for them.

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6. Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

The corporation was established back in 1967 only selling men’s ties at the time. As Lauren worked for a tie manufacturer Beau Brummel. He convinced the company’s president to let him create his own collection of ties and then went on to create his own line of menswear that is the famous Polo Ralph Lauren. From there he got an in-store shop for the department store Bloomingdale’s. Which happened to be the first time the company ever gave a designer their own. As of last year it was reported that there were 493 operating stores under the company and it’s valued at 6.6 billion. Lorraine has gone on to dress celebrities like Robert Redford in 1974 “The Great Gatsby” and “Diane Keaton” in 1977 Annie Hall.

5. Chanel


The high-fashion wear company was introduced to the world back in 1909 by none other than Gabriel bond Hyun Chanel otherwise known as “Coco Chanel”. This is where the brand gets its inspiration for the famously recognizable logo that is two interlocking C’s. The company specializes in creating hot Couture for its wealthy clients but also for fashion models like Naomi Campbell. Who once modeled for them and actress Marilyn Monroe, Keira Knightley and Nicole Kidman. One of their most famous products is the perfume number 5 DeChanel along with the Chanel suit. Today Chanel’s valued at being 6.8 billion dollars. An interesting fact to note i that “Karl Lagerfeld”, the creative director behind “Fendi” happens to be the creative director for Chanel as well.

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4. Prada


Founded back in 1913 by Mario Prada. This fashion brand actually started out by manufacturing leather bags and trunks. It would then evolved into selling everything from clothing to perfume and even a brief stent of LG Prada cell phones. Though the brand may have broadened its inventory, it still spends the majority of its focus creating some of the world’s most exclusive handbags that only the rich and famous can possibly hope to afford. Mario Prada believed that women should not be involved in business so he excluded his own family members from getting involved. But in a fantastic twist of irony his son didn’t care to run the business, so his daughter Luisa Prada took over as his successor and it’s now currently being run by her daughter.

3. Hermes


Dating all the way back to 1837 Hermes was created by the Frenchman Theory Hermes. Where he created and sold specially designed wrought harnesses and Bertels for carriages. His son Charles inherited the company and his two sons Adolph and Emile Maurice help their father create bags for horse riders to carry their saddles and other saddle related products.Over the course of time the company has stayed within the Hermes family,but their range of products has grown to include luxury goods such as perfumes, jewelry and their famous silk scarves. The 10.6 billion dollar company relies on one artist and a single product from beginning to end.Rather than depending on mass production to ensure certain standards are met.

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2. Gucci

Started in 1921 by a Mr.Guccio Gucci the company was originally dabbling in leather goods. It wasn’t until nineteen years later when his son Aldo would take the company from being a one-stop shop to the fashion powerhouse it is now. It’s ALDO that would usher in the era of the brand’s iconic bamboo bag and it’s ready-to-wear sentiments. In the 90s the company decided to bring American fashion designer Tom Ford to revamp their Women’s Wear. He ended up helping to launch the brand where it is today. The fashion brand houses other well-known designers in its collections such as Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Yves Saint Laurent. If you’re in the market to do some shopping at this 12.4 billion dollar brand, expect to spend at least two thousand dollars.

1. Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

This may come as a shock but the famous fashion brand has been around longer than you might have thought. Formed 163 years ago in 1854, a young man by the name of Louis Vuitton started out as an apprentice for a box maker. Vuitton ended up becoming a well-known crafter of luxury trunks and opened his own shop in Paris. He then ended up becoming the personal box maker of Napoleon the Third’s wife Empress Eugenie. Fast forward years later and the company is now worth 28.1 billion dollars with a generated revenue of 10.1 billion. Today Louis Vuitton doesn’t just make trunks but designer handbags and clothing that can be spotted on the most famous of A-listers.

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