United States had always a very inspiring way of life, very inspirational for many people around the world. Here are the top 10 most wanted American Brands in the world. It is based on a study made by the Digital Luxury group. – June 2012. The ranking is based in the top 35 countries for luxury today and based on searches in top search engines like Google, Bing, Yandex and Baï du.
Michael Kors have been developping a lot their lines with exclusive lines but also with more high-diffusion lines. They are all distributed in Europe but also in emerging countries like China, India and Brazil. Handbags became very popular but also other extensions like sun glasses, Watches and Fragrances.
Marc Jacobs became one fashion legend. All his work with Louis Vuitton for the past 10 years helped him to get international recognition. In time his own brand became even more popular than his Vuitton’s collection and his name as a fashion designer became an iconic symbol, especially in New York. Today with more than 240 stores in 60 different countries + many placements in Department stores, it is one of the most distributed fashion brands in the world. Successfully, Marc Jacobs extended the fashion lines, but also accessories (bags are simply huge), fragrances, sun glasses.
One of the most iconic brands for the American way of life, Ralph Lauren conquered the world of fashion and lifestyle. In 1967, when he borrowed 50,000$ from Norman Hilton, he could not imagine that several years lated he would be at the head of a multinational and multi billion dollar brand. One of the first export Brand from the USA, he successfully extended his brand towards fashion accessories, watches, fragrances, home and even Yatches!
Even if Mr. Calvin Klein sold his brand in 2002 to the american textile group Phillips-Van Heuse corporation, his name remains one of the american legends of fashion and fragrance. One of the first brands reaching Europe as successful as in the US, almost everything he touched turned into a gold business. Calvin Klein underwear is purely iconic, an annual 100 million dollar business. Fragrances is even huge as CK One remains the biggest hit in sales in history. More than 200 million bottles sold since 1993 year of the launch. Calvin Klein Jeans, Sun glasses, home… a multi-product brand with a strong awareness. Sold in more than 120 countries in the world, Calvin Klein is everywhere!
After her debuts with Ralph Lauren at the fashion accessories, Vera Wang became very popular thanks to Wedding dresses. Year by year she developped her Manhattan located brand towards bigger markets and today she is world wide known. She has bridal boutiques in New York, London, Tokyo and recently opened one in Sydney Australia. The brand extension to fashion accessories and notably Fragrances is a success and her first Fragrance called Vera Wang was in the top charts in USA, UK and Germany.
She is definetely a little less know than the other previous ones but she became very popular among a younger clientele. Her company produces caftans, sequined cardigans, tunics, children’s swimwear, jewelry, handbags, shoes, and sunglasses. The style has been described as Preppy-boho and Preppy-bohemian luxe. Some select styles of sunglasses, such as the Rounded Aviator, have the signature logo printed on the lens. Her styles are popular with the viewers and fans of the television show Gossip Girl, which they often appear on, and her style transcends generations. Tory Burch is available at freestanding Tory Burch boutiques across the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia, toryburch.com, and over 800 select department and specialty stores worldwide.
Kate Spade and Joel Franklin launched their New York-based design company “kate spade handbags” in January 1993. As the name implies, they initially started out selling mainly handbags, but eventually extended to include stationery, personal organizers, address books, shoes, beauty products, perfume, raincoats, pajamas, and eyewear. In 2004, “kate spade at home” was launched as a home collection brand. It features bedding, bath items, china, and various items for the home and wallpaper. In 1996, Spade’s company opened its first shop in New York City’s SoHo. In 2007, Kate Spade leaves the company after selling it to Liz Claiborne for 124 million$. Since then, it has expanded aggressively into new product categories and markets. A ready to wear line was introduced in 2009, 12 flagship stores in different countries were built and a solid e-Commerce business has been growing at a triple digit growth.
She is best know for her wrap dress and for her fortuned wedding with the Prince of Furstenberg. But since then, she successfully developped a multi-million dollar brand. She officially re-launched her company in 1997 and re-introduced the wrap dress as the iconic symbol of her style. In 2004 she introduced a fine jewelry collection and launched scarves and beachwear. In 2011 the brand introduced successfully a home collection and as well a signature fragrance, DIANE. In 2012, the brand extension continued with its first children wear with Gapkids and a Denim collaboration with CURRENT/ELLIOTT.
Betsey Johnson’s fashion career started after she entered and won the Mademoiselle Guest Editor Contest. Within a year, she was the in-house designer forManhattan boutique Paraphernalia. Johnson became part of both the youthquake fashion movement and Andy Warhol’s underground scene, along with The Velvet Underground, Edie Sedgwick and Lou Reed. In 1978 she started her own fashion line, in 2003 with handbags, accessories, hats and scarves. She has more than 65 stores world wide and even if some financial issues are striking the company today, it still one of the most wanted American brands in the world.
Fashion supreme icon since the years 2000, Tom Ford forged a strong reputation as a fashion designer, Artistic director and inspirational muse for many people including himself. Tom Ford International, LLC designs, manufactures, and retails fashion apparel, accessories, fragrances, sunglasses, shoes, and cosmetics for men and women. The company offers tailored suits and jackets, ties, skirts, knitwear, leather goods and accessories, and sun and sight glasses. The company also distributes optical frames, sunglasses, and beauty products. It markets products online, as well as through retailers. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in New York, New York. It has stores in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, and Oceania.
American fashion rules.
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