Top Clothing Brands 2012


Fashions fade, style is eternal. – Yves Saint-Laurent

Fashion has come a long way indeed. It has never been constant, and never will be. Trends change with every season, and new, innovative ideas of dressing-up are constantly introduced to the masses.

Certain upscale fashion brands have become synonymous with fashion. For some, designer labels are a regular addition to their wardrobe; for some, a luxury they work hard to achieve; while for others, it is a dream. The brand name, quality, spoilt-for-choice variety, whichever may be the reason, the following clothing brands have reserved a high rank for themselves this year.

Highest Valued BrandsThey say, ‘what’s in a name’. A lot, especially when it comes to top-notch brands. The popularity of a brand’s name can often generate extra revenue for a company. A product may have a loyal following as it is associated with a particular brand.

Brand Name Brand Value ($M)
Nike 16,255
H&M 13,485
Zara 12,616
Ralph Lauren 5,086
Adidas 3,863
UNIQLO 3,689
Hugo Boss 3,257
Next 2,973
Meters/bonwe 1,395
Calvin Klein 1,183

Most Opulent BrandsA list of the most luxurious brands can simply be described as a wish-list for numerous people. Ranked as this year’s most coveted, these brands are highly valued by fashion lovers. Take a look at the list of lust-worthy brands fashion enthusiasts vie for.

Rank Brand Name
1 Hermès
2 Chanel
3 Louis Vuitton
4 Christian Dior
5 Ferragamo
6 Versace
7 Prada
8 Fendi
9 Giorgio Armani
10 Ermenegildo Zegna

Most Expensive BrandsOften, fashion comes at a price, but then ‘classy’ and ‘inexpensive’ don’t see eye to eye! The brands listed below are extremely well-known and define upscale fashion. The high price of the following brands is an indicator of their status in the world of fashion.

Rank Brand Name
1 Gucci
2 Chanel
3 Prada
4 Giorgio Armani
5 Marc Jacobs
6 Christian Dior
7 Guess
8 Fendi
9 Versace
10 Valentino

The Fashion TitansThese brands imparted to fashion the importance that it had always deserved. They defined the very premises of classy dressing, from which all subsequent brands have drawn influence. These brands marked the genesis of mainstream fashion.

Brand Name
Giorgio Armani
Christian Dior
Victoria’s Secret
Calvin Klein
Dolce & Gabbana
Hugo Boss

Providing quality along with variety has made these fashion houses very successful. With their ever-increasing popularity, these clothing brands are making their presence felt in many countries and are trying to reach out to as many potential clients as possible. Get ready to explore the latest fashion trends, as these brands are now just a few blocks away.