Apparel brands have cut across the global borders and have reached to billion of people across the world. From fashion to sports to casual wear, these apparel brands have a huge brand equity. Here is a list of the top 10 apparel companies in the USA in 2014. The list has been determined using net revenue as a parameter.
THE 10 BIGGEST U.S. APPAREL COMPANIES 2014
Name of Company
Annual Revenue (In Billion)
Levi Strauss & Co.
NIKE, Inc. (NIKE), incorporated on September 8, 1969, is engaged in design, development, marketing and selling of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. NIKE is a seller of athletic footwear and athletic apparel across the world. The Company sells its products to retail accounts, through NIKE owned retail stores and internet websites and through distributors and licensees across the world. Nike Is the Largest Apparel Company in the U.S. by a Huge Margin. Nike, Inc. is the world’s largest supplier and manufacturer of athletic shoes, apparel and other sports equipment. The company employed about 56,500 people worldwide and in 2014, Nike’srevenue amounted to about US$30.60 billion .
Annual revenue: $30.60 billion
2. Ralph Lauren:
Ralph Lauren Corp. engages in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. The company’s brand names, which include Polo by Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Black Label, Blue Label, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, RRL, RLX, Ralph Lauren Children wear, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, Chaps and Club Monaco. It operates in three business segments: Wholesale, Retail and Licensing. The company was founded by Ralph Lauren in 1967 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Old Navy is a popular clothing and accessories retailer owned by American multinational corporation Gap Inc. Old Navy is currently doing better than its parent brand, the Gap. It has lower prices and tends to stay on brand, targeting the right consumers with affordable styles. As one of the largest apparel brands in the USA,they offer customers fabulous fashion online as well in 1,000+ stores around the world.
Annual revenue: $6.60 billion
The Gap, Inc., commonly known as Gap Inc. or Gap, is an American multinational clothing and accessories retailer.Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and Intermix brands. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,300 company-operated stores, almost 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites.
Annual revenue: $6.20 billion
5. Levi Strauss & Co.:
Anyone can make a pair of blue jeans, but Levi Strauss & Co. made the first blue jean –– in 1873. And they draw upon our heritage to continually reinvent the blue jean for generation after generation.Levi’s jeans have become one of the most recognizable and widely imitated clothing in the world, capturing the imagination and loyalty of generations of diverse individuals in over 110 countries.
Annual revenue: $4.8 billion
6. Michael Kors :
Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear brand. Behind this burgeoning empire stands a singular designer which is most popular in USA and all around the world. Michael Kors Holdings Limited (KORS), which deals in fashion accessories.
Annual revenue: $4.4 billion
Coach, Inc. is a luxury fashion company based in New York City. The company is known for accessories and gifts for women and men, including handbags, men’s bags, women’s and men’s small leather goods, footwear, outerwear, ready-to-wear, watches, travel accessories, scarves, sun wear, fragrance, jewelry, and other accessories.
Annual revenue: $4.3 billion
8. Tommy Hilfiger :
Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s leading designer lifestyle brands and is internationally recognized for celebrating the essence of classic American cool style, featuring preppy with a twist designs.Tommy Hilfiger is an American fashion, apparel, design, fragrance retail company, offering consumers low end products including men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, sportswear, denim, and a range of licensed products such as accessories, jewelry, watches, fragrances and home furnishings.
Annual revenue: $3.6 billion
9. American Eagle:
American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing and accessories retailer. The Company offers clothing, accessories and personal care products. The Company operates under the American Eagle Outfitters and aerie by American Eagle Outfitters brands. The American Eagle Outfitters brand offers denims, pants, shorts, sweaters, fleece, outerwear, graphic t-shirts, footwear and accessories. The aerie brand is a collection of intimates and personal care products for women, such as bras and undies at the core, and offerings in sleep, swim and apparel. The Company offers its products online at ae.com and aerie.com and at various international store locations managed by third-party operators. The Company operates around 1,000 retail stores in the United States and internationally. The Company has stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, China and the United Kingdom.
Annual revenue: $3.3 billion
10. Under Armour :
Under Armour, Inc. is an American sports clothing and accessories company. The company is a supplier of sportswear and casual apparel. Under Armour began offering footwear in 2006.The sports retailer made more than $3 billion in revenue last year. It may be far from eclipsing Nike’s global empire, but it continues to grow and sign major deals with impressive athletes, like Stephen Curry and Jordan Spieth.
Annual revenue: $3.1 billion
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