Top 10 Apparel Brands in the World 2017

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6. GAP

GAP is an iconic fashion brand and one of the largest apparel brands across the world.

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It was founded in 1969 in San Francisco California and today; it is the largest specialty retailer in the United States and 3rd largest across the world in terms of stores with 3,727 functional stores across 52 countries. It also has the ability to ship to 214 countries.


The company targeted its apparels for a younger generation thereby getting its name from the generation gap at the time. Although it started off as a store that sold Levi’s, it soon launched its own brand of Jeans. It currently serves a broad demographic of customers. Its sub brands Banana republic and Old Navy provide a more sophisticated image and fun, fashion and value for young customers and families respectively. It modifies its store design and product proliferation according to the needs of the local market and the costs of the apparels are also significantly different across different markets.

The brand association for GAP is one of the best in the fashion industry that is apparent by its brand value of a whooping $ 15.65 million. Its revenue is estimated at approximately $ 13.8 billion and this leading fashion brand employs 1,37,000 employees across the world.

Revenue (million $): 13800

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