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Most Valuable Apparel Brands in the World: Louis Vuitton, Nike, Rolex & More

From the enduring Swoosh to the iconic fashion houses of Milan, find out who reigns supreme as the No. 1 most valuable brand in the apparel industry worldwide.

Because it’s a one-stop shop to secure the hottest sneakers, long-lasting workout clothes, and trendy yet casual ensembles, it’s no surprise that Nike reigns supreme as the most valuable name in sportswear and apparel 50 years into its journey. After all, The Swoosh has done an impeccable job of recruiting some of the finest athletes and entertainers as brand ambassadors across multiple eras, solidifying itself as a force to be reckoned with across not just the business world, but all of popular culture.

Despite that No. 1 ranking, however, the pricing tiers for the Beaverton, Oregon-based company’s products pale in comparison to several of the competing brands on this list — after all, you won’t find a Swoosh’d jacket that retails for more than $2,000. (Sure, inflation is known to run rampant, but not like that.) All told, what Nike lacks in high fashion cachet, these other companies supply with resplendence to spare. Think opulent ballgowns, perfectly tailored suits, and avant-garde pieces that belong in a museum.

So, how does it all shake out? Based on 2022 industry data published this fall via Brand Finance, find out who owns the distinction of chasing Nike in the race to become the world’s No. 1 most valuable brand in the apparel space.

And before we begin, a minor spoiler alert: the fifth-place corporation is none other than a certain three-striped brand (no, not Thom Browne!).

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Most Valuable Apparel Brands

2Louis Vuitton$26.3B

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About The Author
Vinciane Ngomsi
Vinciane Ngomsi
Vinciane Ngomsi is a Staff Writer at Boardroom. She began her career in sports journalism with bylines at SB Nation, USA Today, and most recently Yahoo. She received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Truman State University, and when she's not watching old clips of Serena Williams' best matches, she is likely perfecting her signature chocolate chip cookie recipe or preparing a traditional Cameroonian meal.