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10 of the World's Most Luxurious Brands

Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace ...... the list of high-end designer brands goes on & on. Well, here's a guest post by silver dealer, MyFamilySilver, giving you an insight on 10 of the World's Most Luxurious Brands.

Many luxury brands have come and gone over the years, but these brands have stood the test of time, continuing to please shoppers with their quality and extravagance.

1. Versace

Founded by the legendary Gianni Versace in 1978, this Italian company is now run by his sister Donatella (Creative Director) and brother Santo (CEO). Versace is notable for its flamboyance and innovative spirit and perhaps best known for its stunning womens’ dresses. The company’s revenue was €268m in 2009.

2. Gucci

Quite possibly the world's most famous luxury brand, Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci, an Italian designer, in 1921. With its 2009 revenue reaching €2.2 billion, Gucci has proven that it is truly a heavyweight in the luxury goods market. Gucci delivers a wide variety of men's and women's products, but its women's handbags have truly made Gucci what it is today.

3. Prada

Although founded by Mario and Martino Prada in 1938, it wasn't until their granddaughter Miuccia took over the family business in the 1970s that Prada became the true luxury brand it is today. Pipping €1.7 billion of revenue in 2009, no brand says "Hollywood" quite like Prada.

4. Armani

This Italian fashion house may be the most well-rounded of all designer brands. Armani’s revenue reached €1.5 billion in 2009. Equally renowned for its clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances and luxury hotels, Armani has enhanced its versatility without sacrificing any of its quality.

5. Ralph Lauren

Perhaps the single greatest designer of men's clothing, Ralph Lauren brings a distinctly American style to the world of high fashion. Originally from the Bronx, New York, Lauren has defied categorization over the course of his career, appealing to a wide variety of shoppers. Ralph Lauren reported a $4.9 billion revenue for the year ending April 2010.

6. Yves Saint Laurent

Since its inception in 1962, Yves Saint Laurent has produced some of the most iconic trends in the history of modern fashion. This incredibly influential brand has inspired countless imitators, but none of them have matched the sheer class of Yves Saint Laurent. YSL took €238 million in revenue in 2009, slightly down from the previous year, but a good result nonetheless.

7. Chanel

Founded by the brilliant Coco Chanel in 1925, this French brand has become synonymous with haute couture. Especially known for its women's suits and fragrances, Chanel is a truly timeless brand that has defined elegance for decades. Chanel is reputed to be making between $3 and $5 billion annually.

8. Christian Dior

Christian Dior has always brought a distinctive femininity to its clothing and fragrances. It has perfectly managed a difficult balancing act: staying on the cutting-edge while remaining absolutely timeless.

9. Burberry

Burberry is the United Kingdom's greatest fashion brand. Its signature plaid pattern is known worldwide and often imitated. The company, now over 100 years old, is still one of the world's most recognizable luxury brands. In 2009, Burberry reported a growth in revenue – taking £1.28 billion.

10. Louis Vuitton

No list of the most luxurious brands would be complete without Louis Vuitton. Founded in 1854, no luxury brand has stood the test of time better. With double-digit growth in 2009, and a €17.1 billion turnover, Louis Vuitton has the market cornered on luxury accessories, particularly its women's handbags, which are truly the stuff of legend.


  1. Oh wow...fantastic! Now I think I feel like living in Stone Age...haha. I don't know a lot about brands.....know some only. But good to learn :D

  2. Shirley, I can not even express my love for Gucci :) These are all most definitely the top 10 most luxurious brands...Love this :)

  3. Oh my!! All this decadence is making me feel dizzy! I like Prada a lot but where is my beloved Hermes? ;)

  4. Y. Ping, most of these are my fave brands too! Thks for dropping by :)

    M.Spice, so you're a Gucci fan..... bet u've collection of their stuff :)

    Denise, they always make me weak.LOL! Oh yah, why isn't Hermes in the top 10 list?? Mmmm...


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