Blog: Leonie BarrieThe most valuable apparel brand in the world is…

Leonie Barrie | 19 May 2016

…Nike, at least according to Forbes. Its annual ranking of the top 100 most valuable companies is not surprisingly dominated by technology brands – led by Apple in the number one slot. But plenty of clothing brands and retailers also made it onto the list.

Athletic and footwear giant Nike, at number 18, is valued at $27.5bn, a rise of 5% over the previous year, and a clear lead over Adidas at 90th position with a valuation of $7bn.

On the fashion front, retailer H&M was ranked at number 33, with its valuation rising 4% from last year to $15.9bn; Zara at 53, rising 13% to $10.7bn; and Uniqlo making up the rear with a valuation of $7bn.

The leading luxury player was Louis Vuitton at number 19, with a valuation of $27.3bn, beating Gucci (44), and Chanel (80). US brand Coach was in 78th position, with its valuation falling 13% to $7.5bn.

Forbes calculates the brand values based on three years of earnings and allocates a percentage of those earnings based on the role brands play in each industry.

Click here to see the full list of brands.

Sectors: Apparel, Footwear, Retail

Companies: Nike

BLOG

The disruption of digitisation

There's currently a lot of talk about how the digitisation of key processes along the clothing supply chain can bring benefits ranging from faster decision-making to improved efficiency, transparency ...

BLOG

US retailers stock up amid tariff threat

Apparel imports into the US took a tumble in March, with double-digit declines from three of the top ten supplier countries. While the results reflect Lunar New Year factory shutdowns in Asia, China –...

BLOG

Uncertain times should spur innovation

The uncertainty of potential tariffs affecting the clothing and textile sector – and a Trump administration that appears poised to levy more of them – continue to loom large over the apparel and footw...

NEWS

KappAhl latest to join Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl is to become a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group's Higg Index sustainability measurement tool to help drive environmental and socia...

BLOG

How Bangladesh has moved from "basket case" to bellwether

The fifth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh dominated coverage on just-style last week....

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?