Expensive luxury brands often give people a feeling of status, power, and prestige. While most of us 99-percenters try to get by on the basics, the egregiously wealthy demand more luxurious items to showcase their exclusivity. Many luxury brands use this to their advantage. Becoming the most exclusive brand only elevates their value, making them more attractive to wealthy buyers. Curious to find out which brands are the most valued? Here are 25 Most Expensive Luxury Brands.
Owned by L’Oreal since 1964, Lancome is a luxury cosmetics brand with an overall value of 7 billion dollars. They’re located out of Paris and have Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, and Penelope Cruz in brand campaigns.
With 26,000 employees and a brand value of 7.9 billion dollars, Ralph Lauren continues to be a powerhouse brand. Based out of New York, Ralph Lauren is a luxury brand of clothing, household items, accessories, and fragrances.
Tiffany & Co
While Tiffany & Co. focuses heavily on luxury jewelry, it also sells leather goods, china, and silverware, among other accessories. According to Forbes, its brand is worth $11.6 billion.
One of the many cosmetic brands out on the market, Clinique stands apart as a true luxury brand, beating out many others in the same category. According to Royal relief methodology, Clinique is valued at $5.96 billion.
Founded in 1978 by designer Gianni Versace, the Versace brand has become wealthy, luxurious, and renowned. The luxury fashion brand is worth around $5.8 billion.
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Giorgio Armani is an Italian fashion designer who founded Armani in 1975. In addition to clothing, it markets perfume, home décor, and even baby clothes. According to Forbes, as of 2012, its value is $3.1 billion.
Cadillac has always been known as a luxury car brand. They’ve been on the decline as a brand, but in recent years they’ve been trying to reinvent themselves and appeal to younger luxury car drivers.
Considered by many to be the most talented fashion designer in a generation, Marc Jacobs created his own company after leaving Louis Vuitton. While his volume is shy of the $1 billion mark, the Marc Jacobs brand still remains a hot and luxurious name in the fashion industry.
Dolce & Gabbana
The luxury fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana needs little introduction. Their line of clothing, jewelry, and perfumes continue to push the boundaries of fashion. In 2013, their company value reached $5.3 billion.
Founded in 1941, Coach products can be found on five continents and heavily focuses on luxury handbags and other accessories for men and women. Their brand value is $8.6 billion.
Oscar de la Renta
Founded in 1965 by fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, the company of the same name creates a slew of luxury products from clothing and fragrances to accessories and jewelry.
Headquartered in Rome, Italty, Fendi is a fashion house with 117 stores worldwide. Considered the ninth most luxurious brand in the world, their handbags sell for around $2,000 to $5,000 a piece.
Burberry is British luxury fashion house with a long history. It was founded in 1865 and has become a premier luxury clothing line. It has a brand value of $4.1 billion, and one of its jackets can cost as much as $35,000.
Founded in Paris in 1847, Cartier is famous for its luxury watches and jewelry. It sells many of its choice items in its 300 stores worldwide and has a brand value of $9.6 billion.
Chanel is a privately held company, excelling in luxury clothes, perfumes, and handbags among other things. As of May 2017, Forbes valued the brand at $7.2 billion and put it on its Most Valuable Brands list.
Rolex was founded in Switzerland and has been a premier luxury watch company since 1905. It created the world’s first waterproof watch in 1926 and continues to have a heavy presence in the sports world. Forbes values the company at $8.7 billion.
Everyone knows Prada, the luxurious fashion powerhouse, and it seems like they’re only continuing to grow. In recent years, they’ve skyrocketed in value and have grown to a brand value of $9.5 billion.
Founded by fashion designer Amancio Ortega Gaona, Zara was first opened in Spain in 1975. Since then, it’s grown into a massive worldwide fashion powerhouse, having a brand value of $9.4 billion.
Gucci started as a small leather goods store and became a luxury titan of fashion. It’s now part of a much larger fashion conglomerate, but the brand itself is valued at $12.7 billion.
Renowned luxury car manufacturer BMW is known for their sleek and luxurious rides. Anyone driving a new BMW is instantly put into a higher economic class for the sheer cost alone of the vehicle. The brand, however, also holds plenty of weight and is valued at $24.56 billion.
Manufacturing many cosmetic products, Estee Lauder is a luxury juggernaut with an overall value of $30.8 billion. Based in New York, they make everything from skin care products to fragrances.
Starting as a French fashion house, Dior grew to fame in Europe, making stylish perfumes, watches, and jewelry. Its brand value is $11.9 billion.
Audi is one of the most luxurious car brands in the world. Owned by Volkswagen, the cars continue to show popularity and growth with 1.9 million cars delivered in 2016. It made #37 on Forbes Most Valuable Brands list and has an overall brand value of $14.1 billion.
Hermes was founded in 1837 by fashion designer Thierry Hermes. Its silk scarf became an icon for liberated women in 1920’s. However, it also designs clothing, boots, watches, ties, and many other fashion items. Hermes brand value is $10.6 billion.
Celebrating its 160th birthday in 2014, Louis Vuitton is one of the most luxurious brands on the planet. They make all kinds of fashion items from clothing and shoes to handbags and watches. Their brand value is $28.8 billion.
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