Top 10 Apparel Brands in the World 2017

Clothing or apparel is a basic human need. Purpose of wearing apparels also protecting one’s body from harsh weather, insects, UV radiation, etc. One can have various apparels for various occasions. Clothing industry manufacture casual wear to fashion wear. There are huge brands in global market. This apparel brands are includes clothes, shoes, bags, gadgets and many more. Despite the current global economic downturn, but apparel market run with good rate. Top ten apparel brands in the world are given below. To make this list net revenue, popularity is used as parameter. This ranking shows the value of the leading top ten apparel brands worldwide in 2016.
top ten apparel brands
Fig: Top apparel brands
Top Ten Apparel Brands in the World 

1. Christian Dior SA
Christian Dior SA is a French luxury goods company which designs ready-to-wear apparel, footwear, jewelry, leather goods, timepieces, fragrances, skin-care products and make-up. It is founded in 1946 by the French designer Christian Dior.

Christian Dior SA apparel brand
Fig: Christian Dior SA
The company annual revenue for 2016 is listed at US$41,600million. 

Web: http://www.dior.com

 
2. Nike:
Nike is one of the top manufacturer of sports equipment and one of the world’s largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel. Nike become top apparel brans in the fiscal year 2016. Nike is an American multinational company. It was founded in 1964 by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. It officially became Nike Inc. in 1971 and headquartered in Washington County, Oregon, United States.

Neymer as Nike model
Fig: Neymer as Nike model
The company annual revenue for 2016 is listed at US$30,600 million.

Web: http://www.nike.com

3. H&M:
H&M is a Swedish successful multinational retail-clothing company. It is well known for its fast fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children. The company was founded by Erling Persson in 1947. H&M headquarter in Stockholm, Sweden.

H&M apparel brand
Fig: H&M
The company annual revenue for 2016 is listed at US$21,500 million.

Web: http://www.hm.com

 
4. Zara:
Zara is a Spanish multinational clothing and accessories retailer company. It is the main brand of the Inditex group. It has also brands like as Massimo Dutti, Pull and Bear, Uterqüe, Stradivarius, Oysho and Bershka. Zara was founded in 1974 by Amancio Ortega, Rosalía Mera and is headquartered in Arteixo, Spain.

Zara apparel brand
Fig: Zara apparel brand
The company annual revenue for 2016 is listed at US$15,900 million.

Web: http://www.zara.com

 
5. Adidas:
Adidas is a worldwide famous Apparel and Accessories Industry for sport. It is a German multinational corporation. It is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and the second biggest in the world. Adidas was founded in 1949 by Adolf Dassler and headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

Selena Gomez as Adidas model
Fig: Selena Gomez as Adidas model
The company annual revenue for 2016 is listed at US$15,300 million.

Web: http://www.global.adidas.com

6. GAP:
The Gap was founded originally younger generation that’s why, its name referring to the generation gap of the time. Today it’s a large apparel company and One of the iconic fashion brands. GAP is including its namesake, Banana Republic, and Old Navy. GAP was founded by Donald Fisher and Doris F. Fisher in 1969, and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Model with Gap brand
Fig: Model with Gap brand
The company annual revenue for 2016 is listed at US$13,800 million

Web: http://www.gap.com/

7. Kering
Kering is the owner of big brands like Gucci, Puma, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Volcom, Saint Laurent Paris, and other luxury, sport & lifestyle brands distributed in 120 countries etc. It was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Paris.

Gucci a brand of Kering
Fig: Gucci a brand of Kering
The company annual revenue for 2016 is listed at US$13,300 million 

Web: http://www.kering.com/ 

8. Ralph Lauren:

Ralph Lauren is one of the leading brands in apparel industry. It offers apparel and accessories for men’s, women’s and children’s. It has brands like Polo, Lauren, Chaps, and Club Monaco. Ralph Lauren company was founded in 1967 by American designer Ralph Lauren and is headquartered in New York, United States.

Fig: Ralph Lauren
The company annual revenue for 2016 is listed at US$7,600 million

Web: http://www.ralphlauren.com/

9. Hermès
Hermès International SA is a French high fashion luxury goods manufacturer specializing in leather, lifestyle accessories, home furnishings, perfumery, jewellery, watches and ready-to-wear. It is mostly known for its high fashion designer clothing e.g Scarves, Cravats etc. The company was founded by Thierry Hermès on June 1, 1938 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Fig: Model of Hermès
The company annual revenue for 2016 is listed at US$5,400 million.

Web: http://www.hermes.com

 
10. Levi’s:
Levi’s is an American clothing company which worldwide popular for its Levi’s brand of denim jeans. It one of the most famous jean retailers in the world. It was founded in 1853 by Levi Strauss and Headquarters in San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Model with Levi’s
Fig: Model of Levi’s
The company annual revenue for 2016 is listed at US$4,800 million.

Web: http://www.levistrauss.com/

Sources:
  1. https://www.forbes.com/
  2. http://www.businessinsider.com
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org
  4. https://www.statista.com