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

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