Top Ten+ Clothing Houses 2017

Logo GoodwillBuyer.com smallAs was created in 2016, in order to determine a somewhat accurate order for a listing of the Top 10 + Clothing Brands and to make it easier to read, I decided to use some of the industry’s own critics to establish a better, overall listing of these top brands. I selected a number of published lists where they rated between nine and twenty companies each and came up with an overall top ten (plus ten) clothing brands. The previous 2016 ranking number is shown within (greyed out) parentheses for comparison. Here they are and a description of how this was achieved follows.

1. (1) Prada
2. (2) Gucci
3. (3) Chanel
4. (5) Louis Vuitton
5. (6) Armani
5. (8) Burberry
6. (16) Ralph Lauren
7. (4) Dior
8. (11) Hermès
9.  Versace
10. (12) Oscar del la Renta
11. (7) Dolce & Gabbana
12. Calvin Klein
13. Levis
14. Hugo Boss
15. (10) Fendi
16. Tommy Hilfiger
17. Adidas, Brioni & Brooks Brothers
17. (19) Yves Saint Laurent
18. Tom Ford
19. Donna Karan
20. J. Crew

Every one of these companies, and more, is competing for your money and it is always good to know when to pick up a brand in the Goodwill and have that knowledge that it is worth buying due to the name being well known for not just it’s expense but more importantly for the quality. Here is a set of links of organizations that gave their impressions in no special order as to the top brands recognized around the world. As you can see, the same names occur in some of the lists but may be in different order. Learn these brands and take a closer look at whether you believe it would be worth your while to take to the cashier when you are ready to check out.

(A) Complex has an assortment of articles covering a number of areas. One of these Articles is on the clothing from the previous year, “The Best Men’s Style Brands of 2016”. Here are their eleven picks:

1) Gucci, 2) Saint Laurent, 3) Supreme, 4) Adidas, 5) John Elliott, 6) Gosha Rubchinskiy, 7) Calvin Klein, 8) Prada, 9) Noah, 10) Second/Layer, and 11) Levi’s.

(B) Ranker shows a current rating for the top 100 brands of clothing and other items in real time decided by viewers. Here are the top twenty clothing brands as this date.

1) Ralph Lauren, 2) Hugo Boss, 3) Tommy Hilfiger, 4) Nike, 5) Levi Strauss, 6) Burberry, 7) Lacoste, 8) Adidas, 9) Gucci, 10) Diesel, 11) Versace, 12) J. Crew, 13) Prada, 14) American Eagle Outfitters, 15) Zara, 16) Timberland, 17) H&M, 18) Banana Republic, 19) Tom Ford and 20) Armani.

(C) Top10For.com has a top ten listing of the best clothing brands for men which was updated in April of 2017. Here are their selections:

1) Levi’s, 2) Tommy Hilfiger, 3) Hugo Boss, 4) J. Crew, 5) Fred Perry, 6) Calvin Klein, 7) Diesel, 8) Armani, 9) Acrylick and 10) CLSC.

(D) Trending Top Most has a Top 10 Best Selling Clothing Brands in The World listing as of September 13, 2016. Here is their listing:

1) Louis Vuitton, 2) Gucci, 3) Hermès, 4) Prada, 5) Chanel, 6) Ralph Lauren, 7) Burberry, 8) House of Versace, 9) Fendi and 10) Armani.

(E) Bykoket.com has an article entitled, “Top 50 Best Fashion Designers”. Here are the top twenty of that list:

1) Coco Chanel, 2) Donna Karan, 3) Giorgio Armani, 4) Calvin Klein, 5) Donatella Versace, 6) Ralph Lauren, 7) Christian Dior, 8) Tom Ford, 9) Pierre Cardin, 10) Yves Saint Laurent, 11) Christian Louboutin, 12) Karl Lagarfeld, 13) Roberto Cavalli, 14) Marc Jacobs, 15) Betsey Johnson, 16) Sandy Powell, 17) Dolce and Gabbana, 18) Alexander McQueen, 19) Valentino and 20) Prada.

(F) Fashionista has a listing of the “15 Fashion Brands to Watch in 2017”. They are as follows:

1) Oscar de la Renta, 2) Carolina Herrera, 3) Kate Spade, 4) Nasty Gal, 5) Boohoo, 6) American Apparel, 7) Brock Collection, 8) Isabel Marant, 9) Ivanka Trump, 10) Yeezy, 11) Calvin Klein, 12) Marni, 13) Donna Karan, 14) Dov Charney and 15) Band of Outsiders.

(G) TrulyGeeky has a different spin with the “Top 10 Most Expensive Clothing Brands of 2017”. This is an interesting list based upon the brand value in $billions:

1) Louis Vuitton, 2) Gucci, 3) Hermès, 4) Prada, 5) Chanel, 6) Ralph Lauren, 7) Burberry, 8) House of Versace, 9) Fendi and 10) Armani.

(H) Complex created another listing of “The 50 Greatest Menswear Brands of All Time”. I had to include the top twenty of these:

1) Ralph Lauren, 2) Brooks Brothers, 3) Armani, 4) Pierre Cardin, 5) Gieves & Hawkes, 6) Brioni, 7) Calvin Klein, 8) Helmut Lang, 8) Jil Sander, 8) Prada, 9) Hedi Slimane, 10) Anderson & Sheppard, 11) Henry Poole, 12) Rubinacci, 13) Chester Barrie, 14) Huntsman, 15) Turnbull & Asser, 16) Harris Tweed, 17) UK & US Navy, 18) Boateng & James, 19) Tommy Nutter, and 20) G.H. Bass.

(I) ABC News Point has a listing of the “Top 10 Most Expensive Men’s Suits in the World 2017” as an example of what to look for when shopping this year. Here they are:

1) Stuart Hughes, 2) Alexander Amosu, 3) William Westmancott, 4) Kiton, 5) Desmond Merrion, 6) Brioni, 7) World Wool Record Challenge Cup, 8) William Fioravanti, 9) Ermenegildo Zegna and 10) Brooks Brothers.

(J) Most Luxurious List has a variety of topics to choose from and one of them is the “Most Famous Clothing Brands For Men”. Here they are:

1) Ralph Lauren, 2) Hugo Boss, 3) Burberry, 4) Gucci, 5) Prada, 6) Dolce & Gabbana, 7) Tom Ford, 8) Levi Strauss, 9) Christian Dior and 10) Armani Exchange.

(K) Luxxory has an article on the “Top 9 Most Expensive Clothing Brands”. Here they are:

1) Oscar de la Renta, 2) Louis Vuitton, 3) Prada, 4) Chanel, 5) Dior, 6) Gucci, 7) Dolce & Gabbana, 8) Armani, and 9) Burberry.

(L) Top101News has many lists. Here is the one for the “Top 10 Most Successful Fashion Brands in The World 2017”.

1) Gucci, 2) Prada, 3) Chanel, 4) Fendi, 5) Coach, 6) Cartier, 7) Louis Vuitton, 8) Hermès, 9) Rolex and 10) Burberry.

Another list from Top101News is the “Top 10 Most Expensive Fashion Brands in The World” and here they are:

1) Oscar de la Renta, 2) Louis Vuitton, 3) Prada, 4) Chanel, 5) Dior, 6) Gucci, 7) Dolce & Gabbana, 8) Armani, 9) Burberry and 10) Versace.

(M) Worlds Top Most has many lists as well. Here is the one for the “Top 10 Most Expensive Clothing Brands in the World in 2016”:

1) Dior, 2) Louis Vuitton, 3) H&M, 4) Gap, 5) Gucci, 6) Hermès, 7) Prada, 8) Ralph Lauren, 9) Chanel and 10) Burberry.

(N) TheRichest has some of the more detailed lists in this category. Here is their “14 Most Expensive Fashion Brands”:

1) Oscar de la Renta, 2) Louis Vuitton, 3) Prada, 4) Chanel, 5) Dior, 6) Gucci, 7) Dolce & Gabbana, 8) Giorgio Armani, 9) Burberry, 10) Versace, 11) Ralph Lauren, 12) Hermès, 13) Fendi, and 14) Marc Jacobs.

(O) ListAKA has their list of the “Top 10 Best Luxury Clothing Brands in the World”. These are as follows:

1) Louis Vuitton, 2) Chanel, 3) Prada, 4) Dior, 5) Hermès, 6) Burberry, 7) Gucci, 8) Versace, 9) Armani, and 10) Dolce & Gabbana.


I took the 88 different companies offered in the above selection and assigned a reverse score for each based on their suggested placement. For example, if the company came in first place, it was assigned a number 20 while second place came in with a score of 19 and so forth. The list below shows only the top 24 based on this total scoring. There were quite a few where the scores showed a tie.  These numbers were tallied for each ranking and the results are shown below with the company indicating the higher scores toward the  top. Once again, as compared to last year, Prada came in first followed quite closely by Gucci and Chanel. For some, the score was separated by only a few numbers so this example that I created cannot be considered statistically significant in any way but rather should be taken as just a list of the lists compiled to make it easier to compare for this period of time.

Rank Score A B C D E F G H I J K L1 L2 M N O Count
1 Prada 190 13 8  – 17 1  – 17 13  – 16 18 19 18 14 18 18 13
2 Gucci 182 20 12  – 19  –  – 19  –  – 17 15 20 15 16 15 14 11
3 Chanel 152  –  –  – 16 20  – 16  –  – 17 18 17 12 17 19 9
4 Louis Vuitton 150  –  –  – 20  – 20  –  –  – 19 14 19 19 19 20 8
5 Armani 134  – 1 13 11 18  – 11 18  – 11 13  – 13  – 13 12 11
5 Burberry 134 15  – 14  –  – 14  –  – 18 12 11 12 11 12 15 10
6 Ralph Lauren 128 20 15 15  – 15 20  – 20  –  –  – 13 10  – 8
7 Dior 111  –  –  –  – 14  –  –  –  – 12 16  – 16 20 16 17 7
8 Hermès 89  –  –  – 18  –  – 18  –  –  –  – 13  – 15 9 16 6
9 Versace 87  – 10  – 13 16  – 13  –  –  –  – 11  – 11 13 7
10 Oscar de la Renta 80  –  –  –  –  – 20  –  –  –  – 20  – 20  – 20  – 4
11 Dolce & Gabbana 72  –  –  –  – 4  –  – 15 14  – 14  – 14 11 6
12 Calvin Klein 70 14  – 15  – 17 10 14  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – 5
13 Levis 59 10 16 20  –  –  –  –  –  – 13  –  –  –  –  –  – 4
14 Hugo Boss 56  – 19 18  –  –  –  –  –  – 19  –  –  –  –  –  – 3
15 Fendi 49  –  –  – 12  –  – 12  –  –  –  – 17  –  – 8  – 4
16 Tommy Hilfiger 37  – 18 19  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – 2
17 Adidas 30 17 13  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – 2
17 Brioni 30  –  –  –  –  – 15 15  –  –  –  –  –  –  – 2
17 Brooks Brothers 30  –  –  –  –  –  – 19 11  –  –  –  –  –  –  – 2
17 Saint Laurent 30 19  –  –  – 11  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – 2
18 Pierre Cardin 29  –  –  – 12  – 17  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – 2
18 Tom Ford 29  – 2  –  – 13  –  –  – 14  –  –  –  –  – 3
19 Donna Karan 27  –  –  –  – 19 8  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  –  – 2
20 J. Crew 26 9 17 2

Key for the website locations:

(A)  Complex 1
(B)  Ranker
(C)  Top10For.com
(D)  TrendingTopMost
(E)  Bykoket.com
(F)  Fashionista.com
(G)  TrulyGeeky
(H)  Complex 2
(I)  ABCNewsPoint.com
(J)  MostLuxuriousList.com
(K)  Luxxory
(L1)  Top101News – Most Successful
(L2)  Top101News – Most Expensive
(M)  WorldTopMost.com
(N)  TheRichest.com
(O)  ListAKA.com

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