We have binged the seasons of “Sex and the City” and drooled over men and clothes. Many of us have reenacted sequences from the movie “The Devil wears Prada” and tried to copy their styles.
Deep deep down, we also believe that “Confessions of a Shopaholic” is loosely based on our lives. It’s the same thing that makes us go crazy during the black Friday sale, boxing day sale, or even without that.
It’s the magical fashion industry. In our constant quest to keep up with the trends and influencers telling us what to wear and how to style, we rush to one or more of these enchanting stores to look our best.
So, without further ado, let us look at the top fashion brands you may want to visit to satisfy your fashion needs.
TOP FASHION BRANDS:
For people who lead active lives, “just do it” is more than just motivation. It is also a reason to work out so that you could justify buying their incredible clothes and accessories. Due to their association with big names like Roger Federer, Michael Jordan, and Cristiano Ronaldo, Nike has the approval seal of the most prominent faces from sports. The other factor contributing to the continued success of this brand is its pristine and consistent quality. Their products are attractive, versatile, long-lasting, and comfortable.
Gucci is not just a brand; Gucci is a lifestyle. It is the standard to which all the luxury brands are compared, and without a Gucci bag in your closet, it is incomplete. All you need is a tough bank balance to take the hit for you or a rich sponsor! Either way, they rule the world of fashion with their bizarre, lavish, vibrant, fairy-tale-like clothes, accessories, and fragrances, which will enchant you with their magical vibe. Besides, this Italian fashion house keeps reinventing to connect with the young and the old alike.
Zara is one of the most popular global brands, and why not? It is fast, affordable, evolving, and available. In any major city, you go from Japan to India to the USA, and you’ll find an unsatiable crowd waiting to discover the new collections. What this Spanish brand specializes in is market research. They understand what consumers want, watch out for the surfacing trends, and bring it to you at prices a teenager can buy at.
Sometimes it is about getting what you want, sometimes it is about getting what you need, but when it comes to buying luxury, it is all about the brand. You name it; they got it. From bags to make-up, apparel to footwear, jewelry to skincare, and watches to fragrance, they have got you covered. But if there is only one thing you can ever buy from the Coco Chanel heritage, go for the bag. Buy it, flaunt it!
Only a little shy of two centuries young, the Parisian brand Cartier keeps wowing us with their high jewelry, watches, and glasses. Always associated and endorsed by big names, it is arguably the number one luxury brand today. Did you know that one of the owners of the brand possibly invented the wristwatch for men? Historically recognized for the trinity ring, today, the brand has gained popularity with the younger crowd via the love bracelet. All thanks to one Kylie Jenner!
Another Italian luxury fashion house that has laid its roots deep within the global economy and in our hearts is the Armani group. The reason for calling it a group brand is that for its fashion wing alone, it fathers labels like – EA7, Armani Exchange, Emporio Armani, and of course, Georgio Armani, each dedicated to sports/activewear, the mass experience, the younger crowd, and the ultra crema of the society, respectively. So, for all your fashion needs, they have tailored a label for you.
The end of World War II brought about a reformation in many ways and gave birth to new avenues. Dior was one such label. Founded in 1946, the Parisian Christian Dior changed the face of women’s fashion. And since then, his label has managed to stay relevant today. Known for celebrating femininity, his haute couture is designed and created to perfection. Even the British royalty have been seen sporting Dior, so who are we to resist?
With luxury brands exuding opulence at every step, Hermes is like a breath of fresh air. You may be familiar with the absurdly expensive Kelly bag or the Birkin bag. And yes, they are both Hermes. However, it may surprise you that it all began with equestrian expertise. Pioneer in the field of timeless and contemporary fashion, it is still a family-owned business. Right from the choice of fabric to the prints and designs, they have managed to resonate with the diverse cultures in the world.
Passion, excellence, and winner’s grit. Adidas is almost synonymous with sports fashion, and we know why. It’s the brand that created the football screw-in stud shoes leading the German Football team to victory. And just like that, it became the trusted apparel brand for sportspeople. Today, thanks to technological advances, and collaborations with artists and players, Adidas keeps developing innovative sports gear for all. While achieving technical success with recycled sneakers, or 3-D printed soles, Adidas keeps up with the fashion trends. Indeed, a combination tough to beat.
Notorious for timekeeping and excellence, Swiss watches have been serving us with time. Jokes apart, Rolex has given us some of the most memorable watches of all time. The submariner range was pathbreaking, designed to function under 1000 feet of water so that divers could track time. And so was the Daytona model- weirdly also seen as a symbol of masculinity. For watch enthusiasts, collecting vintage pieces is a dream, and hence a lot of people also view buying Rolex as an investment.
Fashion trends resurface occasionally. Embracing the natural course of circular fashion, Prada has released the re-edition 1995 leather handbag. Famous for its leather, this century-old brand house from Milan got into clothing only after 1999. The brand has been known to be creative with nylon too, but we love Prada for its playful boldness. With luxury brands, it’s given that we pay for the brand value. But when the product is worth it and long-lasting, we don’t mind shelling out a few hundred bucks.
One of the most famous British luxury brands. The brand has also been synonymous with its obsession with checkered patterns. You simply cannot go wrong with the plaid scarves. If the soft leather accessories and clothes are a little over your budget, you can try out their premium fragrances for men and women. Their social media and customer engagement are also responsible for their immense success.
Athleisure is trending like never before. When it comes to dressing casually, people put comfort ahead of style. Innovations are key to the success of sports gear brands, and Under Armour has been a top performer in that bracket. After the success of legendary moisture-wicking t-shirts, HeatGear and ColdGear t-shirts, they ventured to design a bra for athletic women. Their effort to constantly up the ante for athletes’ performance and endurance can be witnessed through Speedform shoes development too.
Dolce & Gabbana
The famous Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana is one of the premium leader fashion labels. If you follow the big brands, you know that the glam jam is brought to the fam by Dolce & Gabbana. Their use of printed fabrics, bold colors, and feminine silhouettes brings the Mediterranean culture to the forefront. People who love an occasional burst of color in their wardrobe can safely rely on this brand. Their brand is diverse and inclusive. Fashion for all genders, ages, and styles.
How can we go on about the fashion brands and not mention Ray-Ban? The most popular label as far as sunglasses are concerned, Ray-Ban sunglasses never go out of fashion. The classy ones like wayfarers, round, and hexagonal ones are timeless, whereas the new trending ones are also equally stylish. Besides, they are crazy durable, high quality, and available in different sizes! If you want to invest in good, polarized, scratch-resistant yet fancy, and suitable sunglasses, look no further.
Forever faster is a tagline that justifies the Puma brand. One of the leading brands in sports fashion, Puma is more affordable compared to its other counterparts. Their shoes are funky, spunky, versatile, and relatable for the young crowd. The brand has often collaborated with our favorite celebs for different collections. This German brand has delivered time and again with excellent quality apparel, sports gear, accessories, and footwear. Their unisex sneakers are light and soft, both for feel and pocket.
Luxury fashion is incomplete without enlisting Louis Vuitton. The Iron-Man of the bag universe, Louis Vuitton, is notorious for its prices. They are ageless, timeless, and decadently lavish. Branded obviously, inside out, can you blame people for going after knockoffs? Just like Russian dolls, you can get a complete set of their famous trunks and sail to your dream destination. However, if you’re just heading for a date, we recommend that you check out their structured yet petite malle, dauphine, or pochette.
Founded by a Spanish Cristobal Balenciaga, the luxury brand has attained new heights as the influencer culture has progressed. Known for the excellent quality of the source and end products, the brand has become a household name thanks to its association with famous celebs. Although their sneakers are more popular with the younger generation, the older generation prefers the handbags. The creator of the Motorcycle bag, Balenciaga specializes in crafting light, thin-cut leather brands in all colors, shapes, and sizes.
Yet another French luxury brand, Saint Laurent, resonates with contemporary fashion. Using strong silhouettes and complementing fabrics, the label introduced female tuxedos to the world ahead of its time. The brand has celebrated the freedom and sexuality of women through its runway campaigns too. A feather on the cap, YSL also sells animal-free fur coats. YSL bags and shoes have also contributed to the brand’s success. The designs are luxurious and exclusive, the leather is soft and light, and the quality is unparalleled.
Fendi is one of the trendiest Italian luxury brands known for its prominent branding, signature colors, and outstanding designs. Their Peekaboo bag is truly flawless in terms of craftsmanship, design, and utility. Their fashion is diverse, inclusive, and contemporary. The growing fanbase of the brand is a testament to its commitment to relevance and elegance. Their fall collection celebrates feminine silhouettes and pastel hues of warm and cool colors. In their latest collection, they have been inspired by the Japanese culture emphasizing the global impact.
Vancouver, Canada-based Lululemon is an excellent example of where athleisure fashion may be headed next. Lululemon Athletica is a one-stop shop for all your needs related to yoga, running, and training for men and women. The clothing is highly technical to enhance the performance and to provide a comfortable experience as you embrace the active life. Because of their high-quality yoga pants, joggers, leggings, and sports bras are popular with women. The hip colors and the perfect fit are added selling points.
People familiar with the sub-zero temperatures know that a good quality jacket is a lifesaver. Founded at the foot of the French Alps, Moncler comes from humble beginnings. What started as a winter holiday adventure products shop is known for luxury ski jackets today. A Moncler coat is distinctive and exclusive in its appearance, stitching, feel, and fit. Resisting snow and water while looking fab is possible because of the Japanese nylon material. Their Cluny long down jacket is perfect for the next ski season.
Originally founded as a textile manufacturer in Japan, today, Uniqlo is a leading life wear global brand. If you love your basics and put comfort before style, then Uniqlo is the brand for you. Solid colors are their forte and the quality of the fabric is excellent. Whether it is knitwear, cotton, silk, or polyester, it is tailored to fit you well. For a casual outing or even formal wear, it is worth browsing their collections. Excellent variety for all ages, they are indeed a life wear brand.
Founded by Tom Ford in 2005, it is a bona fide American luxury brand of the 21st century. An exclusive luxe experience indeed, the brand houses eyewear, beauty, apparel, accessories, and fragrances. Founded by the person who revived Gucci, Tom Ford is known for his keen market sense and enviable creativity. The brand is known for its elegance and class. While their sunglasses are uber trendy, we adore their fragrance collection. The Rose fragrances from his gardens are particularly enchanting.
We simply cannot finish this list without Levi’s. The brand put jeans on a global map to the extent that it is now a go-to apparel choice of all genders of all ages. Founded by Levi Strauss in the US, denim overalls manufacturing began in the 1870s. In 1920, jeans, as we know them today, were sold by Levi’s, and it took only the next 30-40 years for them to turn into a global phenomenon. From skinny to baggy to flared, back to skinny, it has come a full circle.
We may not know what Victoria’s secret is, but we sure love the frequent trips to the store to figure it out. Victoria’s Secret has glamorized lingerie like no other brand for girls’ dream and every guy’s fantasy. Their collections are gorgeous, and the variety is outstanding. Playing with different fabrics, prints, styles, and designs, the brand has surprised us with its creativity. In addition to lingerie, their sleepwear, loungewear, fragrances, and beauty-skincare products are also loved by women across the globe.
A lifestyle brand today, back in 1978, when it was established, Diesel marketed itself as the alternative and rebellious denim brand. The brand offers immense options in fashion, accessories, eyewear, and homeware, including strollers, apparel, and accessories for children. Prices start at $100, and the smart advertising campaigns attract footfall. In the middle of luxury couture, Diesel has managed to build an “haute couture of casual.” Respecting the need of the hour, the brand is now moving towards a longer-lasting denim creation.
Longines is yet another Swiss watchmaker luxury brand to have a long history of watchmaking. Expertly crafted timepieces that are second to none, the watches are an excellent value for money. The high quality is complemented by brilliant designs tailormade for occasions. From formal occasions to dressy ones, from underwater to in-air, sports to casual events, they have got you covered. They also have a great range of elegant automatic watches for men and women waiting to be discovered.
The little Lacoste crocodile logo on the heart of the t-shirt wearer is hard to miss. And that t-shirt is the quintessential polo t-shirt. Designed to adapt the long-sleeve t-shirt to play tennis, Rene Lacoste edited it to the present-day polo T. He did not stop at the t-shirt. Soon enough, he created a lifestyle of Lacoste. Perfectly placed on their footwear, t-shirts, pants, caps, eyewear, and other accessories, the logo reminds of the crawler’s determination and grit.
Famous for introducing wild prints to mainstream fashion, Roberto Cavalli is an exotic yet elegant brand today. His opulent and extravagant lifestyle reflects in his lifestyle brand. To further his association with youth, his brand collaborated with H&M too for a collection. The perfumes, the glasses, and the bags are totally inspired by wild nature and its impressions. If animal prints are your calling, then his collection is your paradise.