Top 5 Brands in the Apparel Industry

It’s not easy to remain successful with the changing dynamics of the fashion industry. However, brands find their success while addressing the needs and defining new styles. Here’s a list of top five brands from the clothing industry.


Christian Dior SA

Christian Dior SA aka Dior is a French fashion brand which is founded by the famous designer Christian Dior in 1946. They are popular for their stunning clothing range and fashion accessories as well. The company also holds two more labels, the Dior Homme division for men and the Baby Dior for children’s wear. Dior is headquartered in Paris, France. The company’s annual revenue was US$41.6 billion in 2016.



Well, you perceive Nike as the most popular brand for athletic shoes and a wide range of sports equipment. But the astounding fact is that with an annual revenue of US$30.6 billion, Nike holds the second position in the top apparel brands list. In fact, Nike became one of the top apparel brands in the fiscal year 2016. The company was founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight in 1964, and officially became Nike Inc. in 1971. The company is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, United States.



H&M is a highly popular Swedish multinational retail-clothing brand. The brand is known for its trendy fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers and children. H&M was founded by Erling Persson in 1947, and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The company’s annual revenue for 2016 is listed at US$21.5 billion.



Zara is a Spanish multinational clothing brand from Inditex Group, the world’s largest apparel retailer. Inditex owns brands such as Massimo Dutti, Pull and Bear, Uterqüe, Stradivarius, Oysho and Bershka. Zara was established in 1974 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera, and is based in Arteixo, Spain. Zara is known for its trendy designs. The brand has an indomitable supply chain that ships new products to stores twice a week. The company’s annual revenue for 2016 is listed at US$15.9 billion.



Adidas is known for their premium brand of Apparels and Accessories for sport. This German multinational corporation is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and the second biggest in the world. The company was established in 1949 by Adolf Dassler, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany. The company’s annual revenue was US$15.3 billion for 2016.


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