How do designer brands maintain value

RankingThese are the most valuable luxury brands in the world

There are laws of its own in the luxury goods market. What works here is something that would be unthinkable elsewhere. The fashion house Chanel, for example, increases the prices of its coveted handbags every year, by more than a hundred euros.

Online shopping? That seems a horror to the Parisians. The customers are apparently (still) doing this without complaint. Because it's not just fast fashion like H&M and Zara that is booming. The handcrafted products from traditional studios and factories are now also attracting a mass audience. The rivalries are limited or limited numbers of precious products. Difficult access only contributes to exclusivity.

Last year, the brand analysts at Interbrand published their list of the most valuable brands of the year for the 19th time. The top positions in the Top 100 went to Apple, Google and Amazon.

The “Best Global Brands” ranking is based on the companies' economic performance. The experts also examine how strongly the brand influences purchasing decisions or how loyal customers are to a company.

Luxury was recognized as the largest growth sector in the Interbrand ranking, ahead of retail. There are nine luxury brands among the world's top 100 companies. We introduce you.

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# 9 Prada

Prada ranks 95th in the “Best Global Brands” ranking. That's enough for ninth place on the luxury list. The value of the Italian fashion brand rose by two percent to $ 4.8 billion in 2018, according to Interbrand.

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# 8 Burberry

Brexit or Meghan Markle: The British image is currently exposed to a rollercoaster of emotions. For the long-established London company Burberry, the brand index fell three percent. With a brand value of almost 5 billion dollars, however, it was enough for eighth place among the best luxury brands in the world.

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# 7 Dior

Dior experienced a renaissance in 2018. The Parisian haute couture house set trends, revived classics and advertised with social media stars like Bella Hadid. It paid off. Dior's brand value rose 14 percent to $ 5.2 billion.

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# 6 Tiffany & Co.

Anyone who has ever visited the headquarters on Fifth Avenue knows: Tiffany & Co. is a cult for visitors from all over the world. A strong brand image between “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and the unmistakable packaging ensure that the jewelry group is sixth in Interbrand's luxury rankings. Tiffany & Co. was ranked 83rd among all brands with a brand value of $ 5.6 billion (up five percent).

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# 5 Cartier

With Cartier, another traditional jewelery company made it onto the list of the most valuable luxury brands. Brand value rose 1 percent to $ 7.6 billion.

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# 4 Gucci

Gucci has always been loud. In 2018, however, the Italian fashion house was unmistakable. Creative director Alessandro Michele shamelessly relied on the GG logo trend. He won both rappers and Instagram influencers. Another reward: a 30 percent higher market value than in 2017. Interbrand put it at 12.9 billion dollars.

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# 3 Hermès

Whether Kelly or Birkin: Hermès handbags are probably the most sought-after bags in the world. Not only are they outrageously expensive, they're also almost impossible to get hold of. Anyone who comes into question for a model can consider themselves lucky - there is usually no question of choosing a color or material. All of this only fueled the Hermès myth. Brand value rose 15 percent to $ 16.4 billion.