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Top 10 Oldest Luxury Fashion Brands

There are plenty of fashion brands that existed in the past or still exist in the market. Somehow these fashion brands can not be competing after some years of its starting because of competitions, prizes, fashion trends, and much more.

These all are considered the oldest luxury fashion brands in the modern world.

One brand comes in one year and that brand can be exited after some time another brand comes and this list goes on. These oldest luxury fashion brands have managed to turn their fashion or business model in the way that fashion trends turning every year, monthly, or decades.

As of the world’s luxury brands, individually fourth luxury brand in the world is Louis Vuitton that comes after Gucci itself.

Famous luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton has been around since 1837 approx for 183 years. Where Gucci provides constant significant goods since 1909 which is almost 111 years.

These 10 oldest luxury fashion brands would be there for years even in the future.

10 oldest luxury fashion brands in the world:

10. Givenchy (1952)

  • Founded by Hubert de Givenchy and Javani Robert Duffy in 1952 (68 years)
  • Headquarters: Paris, Franch

Givenchy is a luxury fashion brand founded in 1952. Givenchy is a French fashion brand and currently, its headquarters is based in Paris, France. Its interest lies in a wide array of products including but not limited to haute couture clothing, cosmetics, perfumes, footwear, and the list goes on.

Givenchy (The house of Givenchy) was founded by a fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, and Javani Robert Duffy. In 1952 they launched their first products including skirts and puffy blouses made from raw cotton.

In 1969, Givenchy launched a fashion line for men named “Gentleman Givenchy”. Since then it’s been growing. Now we are in 2020 Givenchy is known as one of the oldest luxury fashion brands in the world.

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Their cosmetic products are considered to be one of the best.

Their operations are divided between Europe that accounts for 42 percent of the business, China possession 18 percent of its operations, Asia-Pacific 14 percent, America 12 percent, the Middle East 7 percent, and Japan accounts for 4 percent, and the rest of the world 3 percent of their total of operations.

9 Dior (1946)

  • Founded by Hubert de Givenchy and Javani Robert Duffy in 1946 (74 years)
  • Headquarters: Paris, Franch

Dior is a French fashion brand that started by French fashion designer Christian Dior in 1946. Today it’s controlled by French businessman Bernard Arnault and as well he is chairman of Dior with 42.36% of its shares.

Dior retails and designs products including leather goods (bags, clothes), footwear, fashion accessories, jewelry, makeup, fragrance, makeup, skincare products, and much more.

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Dior has nearly more than 210 stores in over 60 countries all over the world. Dior has a total of 84,981 employees all over the world. Dior was financially backed by wealthy businessman Marcel Boussac back then in 1947. Then in 1981, Bernard Arnault purchased its majority shares to become the majority shareholder of Dior.

8. Nina Ricci (1932)

  • Founded by Maria “Nina” Ricci in 1932 it has been around for 88 years
  • Headquarters: Paris, Franch

Nina Ricci founded in 1932 ranks 8th in our list of oldest luxury fashion brands in the world. Started by Nina Ricci and her son in 1932 it provides constant significate goods since 1932. After starting her company initially, Nina Ricci was working on designs while her son was working on finance and management of the company. It provides constant significate goods since 1909 (111 years).

Nina Ricci provides products including their famous fragrances, shoes, simple design clothes, and much more. One of their famous product is their perfume named L’air du Temps.

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Her famous brand still exists today due to their quality product lines over the past years. At present Nina Ricci’s majority shares are owned by Spanish beauty and fashion group Puig.

7. Fendi (1925)

  • Founded by Adele and Edoardo Fendi provides constant significate goods since 1925 (95 years)
  • Headquarters: Rome, Italy

Another luxury fashion company owned by Bernard Arnault’s group LVMH is Fendi. Fendi is an Italy based fashion brand founded by Adele and Edoardo Fend. Initially, it was a fur and leather shop in Rome, Italy.

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At present, its interesting lies in a wide array of products including fur clothes, shoes, leather goods, fragrances, timepieces, eyewear, and accessories.

Fendi currently operates 197 stores worldwide. It has been here for 94 years so it becomes part of our list of oldest luxury fashion brands in the world.

6 Gucci (1921)

  • Founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921 it has been around for 99 years
  • Headquarters: Tuscany, Italy

Another Italy-based luxury world-famous fashion brand Gucci ranks 6th in our list. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921, 99 years ago. Currently, it is owned by Kering group.

Gucci ranks second in the list of the individual world’s luxury brands of 2019 following by Porsche. Where Gucci ranks 4th on our list of 10 oldest luxury fashion brands.

It provides constant significate products including clothes, shoes, accessories, makeup, fragrances, handbags, home decoration.

As of 2020, Gucci operates 487 stores all over the world with employees of 17,157. It was one of the highest earners of the year with a revenue of € 9.628 billion (2019).

5. Prada (1913)

  • Started by Mario Prada and Martino Prada in 1913 it has been around for 107 years
  • Headquarters: Milan, Italy

Another Italian brand Prada comes in our list of oldest luxury fashion brands in the world.

Prada was started by Mario Prada and his brother Martino in 1913 it’s been more than 100 years but still, Prada makes an honorable space in the field of fashion.

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Mario Prada started his brand by only selling leather clothes. Initially, they were selling English leather clothes from other companies but after some time they took over it and started making their own leather clothes.

Their first famous product was a Niolon bag in 1985 then it becomes a world-famous company. Prada provides products such as travel accessories, clothes, leather handbags, shoes, ready-to-wear, perfumes, and other accessories.

4. Chanel (1909)

  • Started by Gabrielle Chanel it provides constant significate goods since 1909 (111 years)
  • Headquarters: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Franch & London, United Kingdom

Chanel (founded as House of Chanel) is one of the oldest luxury fashion brands that founded by Gabrielle Chanel in 1909.

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Channel started its first shop while making hats in French. Its product base includes ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods, accessories, fragrances, perfumes, and bags.

As of 2020, Chanel operates 487 stores all over the world. And have managed to reach world wide with their lucrative business model. It was one of the highest earners of the year 2019.

3. Burberry (1856)

  • England based Burberry was Started by Thomes Burberry. It has been here for 164 years
  • Headquarters: London, United Kingdom
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Burberry is an England based luxury brand. Burberry was established in 1856 by Thomes Burberry. Burberry’s products list includes leather goods, footwear, fashion accessories, cosmetics, eyewear, fragrances, and cosmetics, and the list goes on.

Burberry’s products are considered to be one of the best in the world in terms of fashion. It has total stores in a total of 421 locations, 59 countries and operates with approx 9,892 employees.

Burnerry ranks 3rd on our list of top 10 oldest luxury fashion brands.

2. Louis Vuitton (1854)

  • The world-famous brand Lois Vuitton was started by Louis Vuitton. in 1854. It has been here for 166 years
  • Headquarters: Paris, Franch

One of the most famous and oldest luxury fashion brands in the world Louis Vuitton founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton.

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Louis Vuitton was established in Franch and safe its second position on our list. Its interest lies in a wide array of products including but not limited to haute couture clothing, watches, jewelry, sunglasses, cosmetics, perfumes, footwear, and the list goes on.

It considered the world’s leading fashion brand having been ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s luxury brands (not the oldest luxury fashion brands) in the world following by Porsche and Gucci.

The company operates more than 460 stores all over the world with 121,289 employees. Having been stayed more than 166 years it ranks 2nd on our list of 10 oldest luxury fashion brands.

1. Hermès (1837)

  • Founded by Thierry Hermès provides constant significate goods since 1837 (183 years)
  • Headquarters: Paris, Franch

Another French brand-safe it’s 1st rank on our list of oldest luxury brands in the world. Hermes was founded by Thierry Hermès in 1837.

Hermes provides products including leather, home furnishing, perfumes, jewelry, ready-to-wear clothes, watches, fragrance, and much more.

After the First World War, Hermes began to manufacture leather goods such as handbag, wallets, hats, and luggage.

Since 1992, Hermes also produces fragrances, clothing, costume, and much more.

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