45 Most Expensive Clothing Brands In The World

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The luxury fashion world is truly a sight to behold. Here are the 45 most expensive clothing brands in the world that you should know.

There are lots of expensive clothing brands in the world, but some of them truly rise to the top. 

Whether they have a long, rich history or they’re fast-rising companies, chances are you’ve seen clothes and accessories from these luxury brands, modeled by some of the most famous people in the world on the red carpet, on huge billboards, or even on your Instagram feed.

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The fashion industry is a mix of different clothing and jewelry brands, and a lot of them are household names too. These expensive fashion brands are truly iconic with a rich history, and there’s absolutely no sign of stopping.

So, without further ado, let’s jump into the list of the 45 most expensive clothing brands in the world, listed in no particular order – each brand has multiple expensive items in their catalog!

The 45 Most Expensive Clothing Brands

1. Hermès

Hermès is a French luxury fashion brand that first opened its doors in 1837, founded by Theirry Hermès first creating harnesses and bridles for horses, before adding leather bags and then ready-to-wear pieces to the brand.

The previous creative directors of Hermès include Jean Paul Gaultier and Martin Margiela, creating incredible fashion collections, a trend which has been continued by the current creative director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski.

The clothes, shoes, scarves, and jewelry are just beautiful but it is the handbags that Hermès is best known for. The Kelly and Birkin bags are just iconic and some of the most in-demand handbags in the world!

2. Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton has shaped up to be an instantly recognizable brand and one of the most valuable fashion houses in the world. Louis Vuitton was founded in 1854 and first created luggage and bags for wealthy travelers.

The ever-popular ready-to-wear collection was not added to the brand until 1997, with Marc Jacobs as the first-ever creative director.

Nicolas Ghesquière has continued to create beautiful, striking collections each season, while Kim Jones and Virgil Abloh have previously been the menswear creative directors – a role that is soon to be taken on by Pharrell Williams. You can always rely on Louis Vuitton to deliver utterly irresistible clothing and accessories.

3. Chanel

The Chanel brand, famously established by Coco Chanel in 1910, has been a staple of women’s high fashion for more than a century.

Chanel has always been a leader in women’s fashion, creating ground-breaking pieces that have proved influential in fashion all over the world. Now, Chanel offers a ready-to-wear collection, haute couture pieces, handbags, jewelry, shoes, perfume, and beauty products.

Tweed, gold embellishments, and a black and white color palette are staples of the Chanel fashion collections, and the jackets and little black dresses are excellent investment pieces you need in your wardrobe.

4. Dior

Christian Dior, one of the most well-known French luxury labels, has been around since 1947. The very first Dior collection proved to be the inspiration for the popular silhouette throughout the 1950s, with a narrow waist and full skirt – a silhouette that soon became known as the ‘New Look’.

Since then, Dior has continued to create strikingly beautiful designs throughout its clothing and accessories collections. The current creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, continues to blend contemporary silhouettes and trends with archival Dior designs to create stunning ready-to-wear collections.

5. Saint Laurent
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Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé founded the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house in 1961. The brand’s avant-garde designs quickly became popular among the artistic youth in Paris, while the Beatnik collection and the Le Smoking tuxedo suit made sure Yves Saint Laurent was a world-renowned brand.

Yves Saint Laurent, now known just as Saint Laurent, offers eye-catching men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, designed by Anthony Vaccarello, as well as handbags, perfumes, and gorgeous make-up!

This Plunge Neck Long Sleeve Ruched Sablé Minidress perfectly represents the sleek, sophisticated, and glamorous designs available from Saint Laurent!

6. Balenciaga
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Cristóbal Balenciaga founded this luxury fashion brand in 1919 in Spain. Balenciaga was such a meticulous, innovative designer that Christian Dior reportedly referred to him as “the master of us all.”

Balenciaga’s unique silhouettes and flamboyant designs meant that his fashion house quickly came a popular brand all over the world.

Demna Gvasalia is now the creative director of the Balenciaga house, and despite some recent controversies, Balenciaga remains a creative and imaginative brand that delivers bold, eye-catching designs.  

7. Fendi
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Fendi is one of Italy’s top family-run fashion houses, first founded in Rome in 1925 by Adele and Edoardo Fendi. Fendi still remains in the family, with Silvia Venturini Fendi as the artistic director of accessories and menswear. It is Silvia Venturini Fendi we owe for the incredibly iconic Baguette bag – a must-have for any handbag enthusiast.

Kim Jones is the current artistic director of the couture and womenswear collections, bringing together vibrant colors, gorgeous silhouettes, and luxurious materials for a stunning, textural finish.

8. Prada
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Mario Prada launched his eponymous Italian luxury brand in 1913, and it has remained in the Prada family ever since, passing from Mario’s daughter Luisa to Luisa’s daughter Miuccia, who is the current creative director.

Prada was known for luggage and luxury bags, before a ready-to-wear collection was added in 1988 and proved an instant success.

The clean lines, high-quality materials, and minimalist style make Prada designs timeless pieces that really deserve a place in your wardrobe. The men’s and women’s collections are both filled with utterly irresistible pieces that we think you will adore, including this Satin crepe slip dress.

9. Versace
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Versace is an Italian fashion house, founded by Gianni Versace in 1978, that has become known for bold, opulent designs that are bound to catch people’s attention.

Elizabeth Hurley, Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, and Princess Diana are all fans of Versace’s designs, which were intended to accentuate a woman’s body with body-con silhouettes and lavish prints.

Donatella Versace, Gianni’s sister, became the brand’s Creative Director after the founder’s tragic death and continued her brother’s legacy of striking designs – such as this Crushed Velvet Midi Dress.

10. Armani
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Giorgio Armani, an Italian-born fashion legend, first worked at top luxury fashion brands, Nin Cerrutti and Allegri, before he founded his namesake brand in 1974 with an immaculate menswear collection rooted in classic elegance and sophisticated taste.

A beautiful womenswear collection quickly followed, featuring exquisitely tailored suits, jackets, and shirts, as well as sophisticated dresses, skirts, and casual pieces too. If you are looking for elegant, luxurious pieces that have a timeless style, then Giorgio Armani is the right brand for you!

11. Gucci
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Gucci is an Italian luxury brand founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921, that began as a bag and luggage manufacturer, producing leather goods and travel products for Italy’s wealthy customers. A ready-to-wear collection was soon added to the brand and quickly became popular with European royalty and celebrities.

Italian designer, Alessandro Michele made Gucci a must-have brand, with stunning fashion collections, featuring playful prints and embellishments, beloved by Harry Styles, Jared Leto, and Dakota Johnson. Sabato De Sarno has recently taken over from Michele and is putting his own stamp on this iconic Italian fashion house.

12. Tom Ford
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Before starting his own successful label, Tom Ford was the creative director of Gucci from 1994 to 2004 and played an important role in making Gucci the popular brand it is today.  

Tom Ford founded his namesake label in 2005 and it is now one of the top American clothing brands in the world.

Each season, Tom Ford creates sleek and glamorous designs that are perfect for both day-to-day work as well as striking pieces that are ideal for nights out or a special occasion. The bags, shoes, make-up, and perfumes are just as gorgeous as the fashion collections.

13. Oscar de la Renta
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Oscar De La Renta is a New York-based fashion house created in 1965 by Oscar de la Renta, a Dominican designer. He first gained notoriety as an haute couture designer that was a favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy in the 1960s.

Oscar De La Renta is best known for bold, floral prints, bright colors, and elegant silhouettes – all elements that also feature in De La Renta’s accessories and jewelry. This brand is beloved by Blake Lively, Katy Perry, and Jessica Chastain among many other celebrities and countless First Ladies.

14. Givenchy
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Givenchy is a French fashion house that was founded in 1952 by French designer Hubert de Givenchy and quickly became popular among European celebrities and film stars. Audrey Hepburn was a fan of Givenchy’s designs and he often created the costumes for her films throughout the 1950s and 60s.

A men’s line was added to the brand in 1969 and ever since Givenchy has been a top luxury fashion house for menswear, womenswear, and accessories. Matthew M Williams is the current creative director of Givenchy, taking inspiration from Hubert de Givenchy’s incredible designs and giving them a fresh, modern twist.

15. Alexander McQueen
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Designer Alexander McQueen dubbed the “bad boy” of British fashion, started his own label in 1992, and succeeded John Galliano as the main designer of Givenchy in 1996.

McQueen’s innovative, unique, and ground-breaking designs were unlike anything before and his catwalk shows are still lauded in the fashion world as must-see spectacles.

Alexander McQueen tragically passed away in 2010, but was succeeded by Sarah Burton, a close friend of McQueen and his head of womenswear from 2000 to 2012. Burton continues to infuse the brand with McQueen’s signature rebelliousness.

16. Burberry
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The history of Burberry started in 1856 when this iconic British fashion brand was founded by Thomas Burberry as an outerwear brand that created garments to protect people from wet and cold weather.

The famous Burberry trench was worn by British forces during World War One and has been redesigned over the years, proving to be a best-selling piece for the fashion house. Burberry’s history and heritage remain an important part of the brand to this day, with the Burberry check print featured across many fashion collections and accessories.

Current creative director, Daniel Lee has held this role since 2022 and is bringing new life and striking designs to this historic brand.

17. DKNY

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Donna Karen established her fashion line DKNY in 1984 and then added a DKNY Men collection to the brand in 1992. The company quickly became popular due to its ‘Seven Easy Pieces’ collection, which was a type of capsule collection that was intended to be mixed and matched to suit any event.

The chic, sleek aesthetic and minimalist, neutral color scheme makes DKNY a must-have brand in your wardrobe, with a wide range of pieces that are great for work, casual weekends, or glam special occasions. We particularly love this chic Linen Blazer!

18. Valentino Garavani
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Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani, an Italian fashion designer, launched his eponymous fashion house in Rome in 1959 and it has remained one of the most popular luxury fashion brands ever since.

Valentino Garavani quickly became known for a vibrant use of color, bold silhouettes, and delicate T embellishments on clothing like exquisite embroidery, and pearl beading.

Pierpaolo Piccioli, the current creative director of the fashion house, has continued to use bright colors, particularly a specific shade of pink, now named Pink PP, and voluminous silhouettes that you are bound to have seen on the likes of Florence Pugh, Anne Hathaway, and Drew Barrymore.

19. Hugo Boss
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Hugo Boss, also known as simply Boss is a German fashion house that was founded in Metzingen, Germany, in 1924.

In the 1950s, Hugo Boss became known for its exquisitely tailored suits, then in the 1960s the brand began to offer ready-made suits, which differed from the custom-made suits that has been available in the decades before.

Now, the brand is known for its youthful aesthetic and stylish collections, with Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, and Hailey Bieber recently featuring in the advertising campaigns. The brand is now split into two diffusion lines BOSS Hugo Boss, which has a smarter aesthetic, and BOSS Hugo Boss which is a trend-led line.

20. Lacoste
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Lacoste has long been linked with elegance, sophistication, and class, having been founded in 1933 by tennis player René Lacoste and André Gillie.

Its renowned crocodile logo comes from Lacoste’s nickname, “The Crocodile” which he earned because of his tenacity on the court and a bet centering on a crocodile leather suitcase!

While still connected with athletics, the brand now offers a wide range of everyday and sportswear clothing and accessories, including its renowned polo shirts and chic yet practical watches.

21. Stella McCartney
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Stella McCartney founded her namesake band in the early 2000s, after working as the creative director of Chloe from 1997 to 2001.

McCartney is the daughter of Sir Paul McCartney (from the Beatles) and the animal rights campaigner Linda McCartney – her mom has had a great influence on her work, and as a consequence, all Stella McCartney collections and accessories are vegan and animal friendly.

She debuted her first menswear line in 2016, and more recently, she designed Meghan Markle’s reception dress for her royal wedding to Prince Harry in 2018, with the classic, elegant, and refined Stella McCartney aesthetic.

22. Ralph Lauren
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Ralph Lauren is one of America’s most famous designers, whose brand first focussed on menswear when it was founded in 1967, but has since added a womenswear line, kids clothing, and homeware to the luxury brand.

This fashion house became a household name in the 1970s when Ralph Lauren created the costumes for the films Annie Hall and The Great Gatsby (the 1974 edition). Now, the brand is known for its preppy, all-American brand aesthetic, with a gorgeous range of chic dresses, skirts, blouses, and accessories available.

23. Berluti
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Since its inception in 1895, Berluti has been synonymous with polished style, elegance, and excellent craftsmanship.

Founded by Alessandro Berluti, the French company only creates menswear and was first known for the exquisite Berluti leather shoes, made from high quality, sometimes exotic, leathers, but the brand has now expanded to include more leather goods, and a ready-to-wear collection.

Over the years, Frank Sinatra, Robert De Nero, Andy Warhol, and Timothee Chalamet have all worn luxurious Berluti pieces. We particularly love this Men’s 1895 Logo T-Shirt.

24. Dolce & Gabbana
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Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana launched the luxury Italian fashion label Dolce & Gabbana in 1985.

The fashion house began with a collection of womenswear, swimwear, and underwear before they added handbags, footwear, sunglasses, jewelry, and homewares to the brand over the decades. Dolce and Gabbana has become known for its eye-catching, summery Sicilian style with intricate prints and pastel colors.

Unfortunately, Dolce and Gabbana has run into controversy over the years due to some of the scandalous comments from the brand’s founders.

25. Salvatore Ferragamo
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Salvatore Ferragamo is another historic Italian fashion house that we just adore! This label was established in 1927 in Florence first creating luxurious footwear for celebrities, including Audrey Hepburn.

Over the years, the immaculate craftsmanship and elegant design of the Ferragamo footwear has spread to women’s and men’s clothing collections, leather goods, bags, and perfumes.

Still to this day, Ferragamo is known for its timeless, Italian aesthetic that runs throughout the beautiful coats, dresses, tailoring, and bags the brand has on offer.

26. Loro Piana
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Loro Piana is a world-renowned Italian luxury brand, best known for their luxurious cashmere men’s and women’s clothing, and homeware too! This brand was founded in 1924 and has been honing its luxurious materials and exquisite craftsmanship ever since.

The chic, sophisticated silhouettes and minimalist design ensure Loro Piana pieces will look eternally stylish and perfectly fit with the current quiet luxury trend! The Loro Piana cashmere sweaters are a must-have in your wardrobe, but we also love the cotton shirts and linen dresses too.

27. Brunello Cucinelli
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Brunello Cucinelli is another Italian fashion house best known for its simple, sleek style and quiet luxury look. Established in 1978 in Perugia, Italy, Brunello Cucinelli created beautiful men’s, women’s, and children’s pieces in neutral colors from high-quality materials to ensure each piece really stands the test of time.

Brunello Cucinelli is also working towards becoming more sustainable and donates 20% of its profits to the brand’s charitable foundation – so if you are looking for a philanthropic and sustainable brand, Brunello Cucinelli is a great option!

28. Celine

We love the Parisian chic style of Celine’s accessories and ready-to-wear collections! Celine actually began as a children’s footwear brand, before transitioning to womenswear clothing in 1960.

The founder, Celine Vipiana, started her namesake brand with the aim to create practical and elegant womenswear, a brand aesthetic that has continued through each of the previous creative directors, Michael Kors, Phoebe Philo, and the current designer, Hedi Slimane.

This stunning Oversized Silk Shirt really exemplifies the effortlessly stylish look of Celine collections.

29. Bottega Veneta
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Bottega Veneta is an Italian fashion house that is best known for gorgeous leather goods and handbags but also has a beautiful womenswear collection too. When the brand was started in 1966, it focussed on leather bags, using their signature intrecciato technique, then in the 1990s added a ready-to-wear collection to the brand.

The previous creative director, Daniel Lee, and the current creative director Matthieu Blazy, each have created sleek and sophisticated collections, with feminine silhouettes and sumptuous, plush materials – as you can see in this Halter Neck Fluid Satin Midi Dress.

30. Loewe
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Loewe is one of the oldest fashion houses that is now best known for its fun and quirky ready-to-wear collection and classic, timeless leather handbags.

The Spanish luxury brand, Loewe, was founded in 1846 by a group of leather craftsmen and has been creating high-quality leather goods ever since. In the 1970s, perfumes and a womenswear collection was added to the brand, and over the years a series of incredible designers have stood as creative director, including Giorgio Armani, Narciso Rodriguez, Stuart Vevers, and currently Jonathan Anderson.

Each of these designers has put their own twist on the Loewe fashion collections to create a brand that is always producing new and exciting fashion and accessory collections.

31. Off White
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The visionary designer, Virgil Abloh, founded Off White in Milan in 2012 and over the past decade, the brand has grown into one of the top luxury labels with a unique streetwear edge.

Off White caught the attention of fashion editors with their unique and unusual men’s and women’s collections, quirky branding, and eye-catching collaborations with brands such as Rimowa, Jimmy Choo, Ikea, Evian, Converse, ASAP Rocky, and Byredo, amongst many others.

The streetwear-inspired collections feature plenty of unisex pieces, including sweatshirts, jackets, and shirts, as well as form-fitting dresses and skirts for a more feminine look.

32. The Row
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If you are looking for elegant, expertly tailored, refined clothing that is perfect for work, then The Row is the perfect brand for you! This New York City-based brand was founded in 2006 by the American actresses Mary Kate and Ashely Olsen.

The twins first began with casual everyday pieces in the 2000s, before developing their signature sophisticated and polished style over the years.

The brand began with just a womenswear collection, then added menswear to the brand in 2011 and a children’s collection in 2021, and now has stores in Los Angeles, New York, and London. This classic and timeless Sallik Coat perfectly displays the stunning style of The Row’s clothing.

33. Chloé
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Chloé was established in 1952 by the French designer, Gaby Aghion, who wanted to create womenswear collections that look stunning but were practical and functional too. In 1966, Karl Lagerfeld became the main designer, and the brand was seen on the likes of Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, and Jackie Kennedy.

In 1997, Stella McCartney is named the creative director, continuing the sleek and chic Chloé brand aesthetic, then in 2001, Phoebe Philo takes over as creative director and the brand becomes a must-have brand for any busy working woman due to the brand’s signature minimalist, stylish look.

Now, Gabriela Hearst continues to create beautiful womenswear and accessories each season.

34. Jacquemus
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Jacquemus is another new brand that you really need in your wardrobe. This French brand was started in 2010 by Simon Porte Jacquemus and only 2 years later, he was invited to present a collection at Paris Fashion Week.

Over the years, Jacquemus has become a must-have brand beloved by fashion editors, celebrities, and influencers alike, with the brand’s gorgeous, French summer aesthetic. If you are going on your summer holiday soon, make sure to check out the dresses, skirts, shorts, and swimwear from Jacquemus.

The brand also creates striking handbags that have been seen on the arms of Kendall Jenner, Priyanka Chopra, and Bella Hadid.

35. Balmain
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Balmain is a historic French fashion house, founded by Pierre Balmain in 1945 and soon became known as ‘a king of French fashion’. Balmain’s stunning, eye-catching fashion collection was worn by old Hollywood stars, including Marlene Dietrich, Ava Gardener, and Brigitte Bardot.

Now, the Balmain men’s and womenswear collections are created by Olivier Rousteing, who perfectly mixes the expert tailoring of Pierre Balmain’s designs with contemporary silhouettes and embellishments to create totally irresistible pieces – such as this timeless Double Breasted Wool Blazer.

36. Courrèges
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André Courrèges founded his eponymous brand in 1961 after he spent 10 years working at Balenciaga learning about the structure, cut, and silhouette of garments.

The Courrèges collections included clean lines and geometric designs, which proved very popular in the early 1960s, but 1964 became the turning point when Courrèges designed a Space Age collection that influenced the popular, futuristic aesthetic of the 1960s.

Courrèges was also known for his use of unique materials, including Lycra and vinyl, and bright colors, including reds, vibrant pinks, and citrus green. This bold aesthetic and the unusual materials continue in Courrèges designs to this day, created by Nicolas Di Felice.

37. Alaïa
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Azzedine Alaïa is a Tunisian designer that first began in the fashion world, working at Christian Dior, Guy Laroche, and Thierry Mugler before he started his own namesake brand in the late 1970s.

Alaïa’s innovative and ground-breaking designs caught the attention of one of the most influential fashion editors of the time, Melka Tréanton, who helped to make Alaia the worldwide brand we see it as today.

Alaïa’s designs focussed on a tight silhouette, intricate leather work, clever tailoring, and prints and seaming that accentuated the female form – elements we still see in Alaïa fashion and accessory collections today.

38. Brandon Maxwell
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We love the glamorous, attention-grabbing look of Brandon Maxwell designs! The American designer, Brandon Maxwell, first began as a stylist for magazines such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Porter, before he established his own brand in 2015.

Each collection often has a black color palette with splashes of color and sparkling embellishments to create striking ready-to-wear pieces. Brandon Maxwell designs have been worn by Nicole Kidman, Viola Davis, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Obama, and Karlie Kloss, which is why you need a Brandon Maxwell piece in your wardrobe!

39. Miu Miu
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Miu Miu is like the little sister brand of Prada, with a youthful and quirky aesthetic that distinguishes the brand from Prada’s sleek and minimalist designs. Miu Miu was started in 1992 by Miuccia Prada, the creative director of Prada, who wanted a place for her fun and playful designs.

The ready-to-wear collections from Miu Miu have simple, stunning silhouettes in bright colors, with glittering embellishments. Recently, the crop tops, bralettes, and mini skirts from Miu Miu have become must-have pieces you need in your life – which is why we love this cute Camel top!

40. Max Mara
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Max Mara is another luxury Italian fashion house that, over the decades, has become synonymous with luxurious materials, classic silhouettes, and high-quality tailoring.

This Italian brand was started by the designer Achille Maramotti, who first started to create couture clothing in 1947 before creating the Max Mara brand in 1951. All Max Mara pieces are made in Italy, by highly-trained craftsmen who pride themselves on stunning craftsmanship and sumptuous materials to create timeless men’s and women’s collections.

The brand also has numerous sub-labels, including Sportmax, Weekend Max Mara, and Marina Rinaldi, so there is bound to be a piece from one of these brands that suit your style!

41. JW Anderson
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Jonathan Anderson is a Northern Irish designer who studied at London College of Fashion before working as a visual merchandiser at Prada and creating his own menswear brand in 2008.

Soon after, a womenswear line was added to the new JW Anderson brand, and in 2010 Anderson showed his first collection at London Fashion Week.

JW Anderson’s unique and quirky proved popular with fashion editors and customers alike, then in 2023, the designer was asked to create an outfit for Rihanna to wear during her halftime Super Bowl performance. We particularly love this Padlock Strap Denim Midi Skirt from the brand.

42. Missoni
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Missoni is another historic Italian fashion house, that has become well-known for its striking patterns and vibrant color palette. The business began as a small knitwear workshop, founded by Ottavio and Rosita Missoni in 1953, and then did not become a fashion brand until 1958 when they presented their first collection under the Missoni label in Milan.

Missoni’s bright designs and chic silhouettes proved popular across Europe and then in the late 1960s, the brand caught the eye of the editor of American Vogue, Diana Vreeland, and became an instant hit in the United States.

Now, Missoni is still run as a family business that not only offers men’s and women’s clothing but also a kid’s collection and homeware – and the signature Missoni zigzag pattern runs throughout each of these lines.

43. Bode
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If you are looking for a new, fresh luxury fashion brand, then Bode is just perfect for you! This American fashion brand is a new addition to the luxury fashion world, founded in 2016 by Emily Adams Bode Aujla with a menswear collection that was inspired by personal stories and historical practices.

Over the years, Bode has been recognized with plenty of awards and is a favorite brand of Harry Styles, the Jonas brothers, and Bruno Mars. The Bode menswear piece can be worn by both men and women, but there is also a new womenswear collection coming soon!

44. Maison Margiela
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Maison Margiela is a fashion house you really need to know about if you love Avant Garde, innovative, high fashion. This brand was started by the mysterious Belgian designer Martin Margiela, alongside Jenny Meirens in 1988 in Paris.

The brand quickly became popular because of its striking designs, unusual materials, deconstructed pieces, and haute couture inspirations.

In 2009, Martin Margiela stepped down as creative director and then it wasn’t until 2014 that John Galliano was appointed to the role, continuing to create eye-catching designs. One of our favorite pieces that you can wear all the time is this camel-toned Long Trench Coat.

45. Carolina Herrera
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Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan fashion designer that is best known as a favorite designer of many American First Ladies, including Jackie Kennedy, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama.

Herrera was inspired by her grandmother’s incredible style and beautiful Balenciaga, Dior, and Lavin clothing to start designing her own clothing. After working at Emilio Pucci and appearing on the international best-dressed list for 1972, Herrera started her own fashion collection at Diana Vreeland’s suggestion.

Carolina Herrara pieces are known for their voluminous silhouettes, bright colors, and stunning floral prints – as perfectly exemplified by this Floral-Print Ruched Side-Slit Midi Skirt!

We hope you enjoyed this list of the most expensive clothing brands in the world! Let us know, did we miss a brand from the list? If so, which brand deserves to be mentioned?

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