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Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World

High end fashion and brands have become a part of our everyday life with the clothing and apparel industry booming like never before. Here's a list of some of the most popular clothing brands in the world.

1

Calvin Klein

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is one of the most recognizable brands in fashion for over four decades now. The clean lines and spare shapes of the brand's designs extend to women's and men's sportswear, jeans, shoes, underwear, fragrance, accessories, and products for the home.
History
Founded in 1968 as Calvin Klein Limited, the first Calvin Klein collection was a line of "youthful, understated coats and dresses" featured at the New York City store, Bonwit Teller. From there onwards, CK went on to appear in Vogue and numerous high-end fashion magazines. Klein also won a lot of awards for his product line and capitalized on advertisements with big names in the entertainment industry endorsing the brand.

Website:
www.calvinklein.com

2

Tommy Hilfiger

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands and is internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of classic American cool style, featuring preppy with a twist designs.
History
Founded in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger delivers premium styling, quality and value to consumers worldwide under the Tommy Hilfiger and Hilfiger Denim brands, with a breadth of collections including Hilfiger Collection, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, men’s, women’s and children’s sportswear, denim, accessories, and footwear.
Catering to all age groups, from adults to kids, this brand has created a trusted name from itself in the American household.
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http://global.tommy.com/

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | French Connection

French Connection (also branded as FCUK) offers a fashion-forward clothing range with a quirky spin on design, priding itself on quality and affordable prices.
History
Founded in 1972 by Stephen Marks, French Connection set out to create well-designed fashionable clothing that appealed to a broad market. The company became notorious for the use of the "fcuk" initialism in its advertising campaigns in the early 2000s which gained a lot of attention.
Website
http://frenchconnection.com

4

Louis Vitton

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Louis Vitton

French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label's LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelery, accessories, sunglasses and books.
History
The Louis Vuitton label was founded by Vuitton in Paris, France in 1854 . Vuitton first introduced his flat-bottom trunks with trianon canvas, making them lightweight and airtight and then went on to work on a wide range of products.
Website
http://louisvuitton.com

5

GUESS

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | GUESS

American upscale clothing brand and retailer. Guess also markets other fashion accessories besides clothes, such as watches, jewelry and perfumes.
History
Brothers Paul and Maurice Marciano moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and opened their first store in upscale Beverly Hills area. Guess soon began advertising, and later introduced their iconic black-and-white ads in 1985. The company was one of the first companies to create designer jeans and then go on to other products.
Website
http://shop.guess.com/en/

6

Nike

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Nike

Nike is an American corporation that designs and manufactures sports shoes, clothing and accessories.
History
Nike, was founded by University of Oregon track athlete Philip Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman in January 1964. The company initially operated as a distributor for Japanese shoe maker Onitsuka Tiger. According to Otis Davis, who later went on to win two gold medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics, Bowerman made the first pair of Nike shoes for him. After that, Nike reinvented the brand name and identity and never looked back.
Website
http://store.nike.com/

7

Prada

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Prada

Prada S.p.A. is an Italian luxury fashion house, specializing in ready-to-wear leather and fashion accessories, shoes, luggage, perfumes, watches.
History
The company was started in 1913 by Mario Prada and his brother Martino as a leathergoods shop – Fratelli Prada in Milan, Italy. Initially, the shop sold leather goods and imported English steamer trunks and handbags.Mario Prada, his daughter Luisa Prada who took the helm of Prada as his successor, and ran it for almost twenty years successfuly.
Website
http://prada.com

8

Lacoste

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Lacoste

Lacoste if a French brand that sells high-end clothing, footwear, perfume, leather goods, watches, eyewear, and most famously polo shirts
History
René Lacoste founded La Chemise Lacoste in 1933 with André Gillier, the owner and president of the largest French knitwear manufacturing firm at the time. They began to produce the revolutionary tennis shirt Lacoste had designed and worn on the tennis courts with the crocodile logo embroidered on the chest. Polo shirts became an iconic design of the brand.
Website
https://www.lacoste.com/

9

Adidas

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Adidas

Adidas is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures sports shoes, clothing and accessories. Besides sports footwear, Adidas also produces other products such as bags, shirts, watches, eyewear and other sports and clothing-related goods.
History
Hailing from a small town in Bavaria, Germany, Adi Dassler registered the “Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik” in 1924 and embarked on his mission to provide athletes with the best possible equipment. Later rebranded as Adidas, the brand does just that, it has become one of the most trusted sportswear company in the world.
Website
http://www.adidas-group.com/en/

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10

Hollister

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Hollister

Hollister is the fantasy of Southern California. It’s all about hot lifeguards and beautiful beaches. Young and fun, this brand manufactures daily clothing and beach wear.
History
Hollister Co. was founded in 2000, Abercrombie & Fitch has created a fictional history surrounding its founder. According to this history, John Hollister, Sr. emigrated from New York to the Dutch East Indies, and established the company bearing his name upon returning to the United States and settling in California in 1922.
Website
http://www.hollisterco.com/shop/us

11

Lulu Lemon

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Lulu Lemon

Lulu Lemon makes technical athletic clothes for yoga, running, working out, and most other sweaty pursuits.
History
Cotton clothing was being used for sweaty, stretchy power yoga and seemed completely inappropriate to founder, Chip, whose passion lay in technical athletic fabrics. From this, a design studio was born that became a yoga studio at night to pay the rent. Clothing was offered for sale and an underground yoga clothing movement was born. Now, Lulu Lemon has created a niche market for itself.
Website
http://lululemon.com/

12

Puma

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Puma

Puma SE (officially branded as PUMA) is a major German multinational company that produces athletic and casual footwear, as well as sportswear
History
The company was formed in 1924 as Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik by Adolf and Rudolf Dassler. The relationship between the two brothers deteriorated until the two agreed to split in 1948, forming two separate entities, Adidas and Puma. Both companies are currently based in Herzogenaurach, Germany.
Website
http://us.puma.com/

13

Nixon

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Nixon

Southern California inspired, team-designed, custom-built accessories and clothes for a life well lived.
History
Nixon (company) Founded in 1997 in Encinitas, California, Nixon is an American watches, accessories and audio brand. Focused on the youth lifestyle market, Nixon's range of team-designed, custom-built products was first introduced at retail via independent boardsport retailers, including surf, skate, & snow shops
Website
http://nixon.com

14

Element

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Element

Element is an active, open-minded, lifestyle brand with skateboarding at its roots. Element offers mens and women's apparel, skateboards, footwear and accessories
History
The company was founded in 1992 by Johnny Schillereff, as a collaboration, and was called "Underworld Element Skateboards". Following a period of hardship, the struggling company was later absorbed by Schillereff and the "Underworld" portion of the name was dropped
Website
http://us.elementbrand.com/

15

American Eagle

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | American Eagle

American brand that designs laid back, current, outdoor-inspired clothing targeting 15 to 25 year-olds. American Eagle Outfitters is currently one of the most popular clothing brands for young people..
History
When American Eagle Outfitters was launched in 1977, it was part of Silvermans Menswear, Inc., a retailing company whose flagship was the Silvermans chain, which sold young men's apparel and accessories and was founded in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh), in 1904. Soon the brand started working on the style it's currently famous for- casuals.
Website
http://www.ae.com/

16

Abercrombie and Fitch

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Abercrombie and Fitch

American brand and retailer, Abercrombie and Fitch focuses on casual wear for young consumers.
History
Founded in 1892 in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, by David T. Abercrombie and Ezra Fitch, Abercrombie & Fitch was an elite outfitter of sporting and excursion goods. In 1978, Oshman's Sporting Goods, a Houston-based chain owned by Jake Oshman bought the defunct firm's name and mailing list for $1.5 million. Oshman's relaunched A&F as a mail-order retailer specializing in hunting wear and novelty items.
Website
http://www.abercrombie.com/shop/us

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | American Apparel

American Apparel is famous for it's fashionable basics for Men, Women and kids. Hugely popularized among the youth through it's scandalous ads, American Apparel has created a name for itself as a young brand that is with the times.
History
American Apparel was founded in 1989 by Canadian Dov Charney, who had a long history with T-shirts and a fascination with American culture. It was during Charney's freshman year at Tufts University that the company took on the name "American Apparel" and began to experiment with screenprinting, importation and other parts of the apparel business.
Website
http://www.americanapparel.net/

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Forever 21

Forever 21 is an American chain of fashion retailers for the latest trends, and must-have styles.
History
It all began in a 900 square ft. shop on Figueroa Street in Los Angeles called Fashion 21. By the end of the first year, sales had risen from $35,000 to $700,000. The Founder reinvested his success by opening new stores every six months eventually changing the name to Forever 21
Website
http://forever21.com

19

Zara

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Zara

Zara is a spanish fashion chain offering on-trend house-brand clothing, shoes & accessories.
History
The company was founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera. Zara has become the world's largest apparel retailer over the years with it's trendy designs and the brand name.
website
http://www.zara.com/in/

20

Chanel

Most Popular Clothing Brands In The World | Chanel

Chanel excels in fashion and accessories along with eyewear, fragrance, fine jewelry as well as watches.
History
Founded by Coco Chanel, Chanel S.A. is a French, privately held company owned by Alain and Gérard Wertheimer. With a revenue of 6.7 billion EUR, this brand is one of the most expensive brands in the world.

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