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The Top Clothing Companies & Fashion Brands in the World!

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Clothing Line Name: 7 For All Mankind, Seven Jeans

Company Web site: www.7forallmankind.com. Visit them online to shop for their clothing and fashions.

Year Founded: 2000. Started by Michael Glasser, Peter Koral, and Jerome Dahan

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Known for the nice fitting premium jeans.

Interesting Facts: Celebrity Clients: Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner, Liv Tyler, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Affleck

 

Clothing Line Name: 310 Motoring Apparel Company

Company Web site: www.310.com

Year Founded: 2003

Location: Los Angeles

Type of Clothing: Footwear, Clothing

Interesting Facts: 310 Motoring is also one of the west coast hottest automobile detailing companies. They branched off into apparel.

 

Clothing Line Name: 575 Denim

Company Web site: www.575denim.com

Year Founded: 2002 by Shaun Hurley and Frank Mechaly

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Jeans

Interesting Facts: 575 Denim’s founders designed for a line called Sacred Blue prior to 575 Denim.

 

Clothing Line Name: 8732 Apparel

Company Web site: www.8732apparel.com

Year Founded:  2008 by Rapper Young Jeezy of Atlanta, GA

Location: Atlanta, GA and New York

Type of Clothing: Urban Hip Hop Clothing Line, Streetwear apparel

Interesting Facts: 8732 Apparel used to be called USDA but the United States government had them change the name.

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Clothing Line Name: Adam Jones Fashion

Company Web site: www.adamjones-paris.com

Year Founded: 2001

Location: Paris, France

Type of Clothing: Haute Couture, luxury knits, fine-spun crochet and ruche Calais lace.

Interesting Facts: Adam Jones spent five years working at Kenzo, then went on to design the knitwear for Christian Dior between 1995 and 2001.

 

Clothing Line Name: Alexander McQueen Fashion

Company Web site: www.alexandermcqueen.com

Year Started: 1985

Location: England/USA

Type of Clothing: Haute Couture Fashion Clothing

Interesting Facts: McQueen started making dresses for his three sisters at a young age and announced his intention of becoming a fashion designer.

 

Clothing Line Name: American Apparel

Company Web site: www.americanapparel.net. Visit them online to shop for their clothing and merchandise.

Year Founded: 1997 by Dov Charney and Sam Lim,

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Tees, Jackets, Sweatshirts, underwear,

Interesting Facts: American Apparel is the largest clothing manufacturer in the United States. They are a wholesaler and retailer.

 

Clothing Line Name: Armani, Giorgio Armani, Armani Exchange, Armani Jeans, Emporio Armani

Company Web site: www.giorgioarmani.com

Year Founded: Men’s wear 1974, Women’s wear 1975

Location: Milan, Italy

Type of Clothing: Haute couture fashion, Suits, Dresses, and ready wear,

Interesting Facts: Armani achieved his international breakthrough by tailoring for numerous Hollywood names and especially for Richard Gere in the title role of American Gigolo in 1980.

 

Clothing Line Name: Akademiks Clothing

Company Web site: www.akademiks.com. Visit them online to shop for their clothing and merchandise.

Year Founded: 2000 the label was founded by two brothers, Donwan and Emmett Harrell.

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Ready wear with emphasizes on washes on their denim Jeans

Interesting Facts: Akademiks Clothing’s Donwan Harrell is also one of the former top 10 designers at Nike.

 

Clothing Line Name: Acne Jeans

Company Web site: www.acnestudios.com

Year Founded: 1997

Location: Stockholm

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Denim Jeans

Interesting Facts: Acne Jeans is known to do things their own way. For example, Acne Jeans abstains from advertising in any fashion magazine, instead they have published their own fashion magazine Acne Paper twice each year since 2005.

 

Clothing Line Name: Adrienne Landau Fashion

Company Web site: http://adriennelandau.com

Year Founded: 1983

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Furs, capes and stoles, patterned silk and novelty scarves

Interesting Facts: Andrienne Landau individual design sensibility and fashion philosophies continue to capture the attention of notable influencers, stylists and celebrities like Madonna, Halle Berry, Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Sharon Stone, Barbra Streisand and many more.

 

Clothing Line Name: All American Clothing

Company Web site: www.allamericanclothing.com

Year Founded: 2003

Location: U.S.A

Type of Clothing: Men, Ladies Ready wear, Denim Jean, Polo shirt, Fleece Sweat Shirts, T-shirt

Interesting Facts: The Company sells only USA made products selected from America's best manufacturers!

 

Clothing Line Name: Apple Bottom Clothing

Company Web site: www.applebottom.com. Visit them online to shop for their clothing and merchandise.

Year Founded: 2003 by Hip Hop Star Nelly (Rapper), alongside Yomi Martin and Ian Kelly, created Apple Bottoms

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Ready Wear, Denim Jean, Hip Hop Fashion

Interesting Facts: Apple Bottoms jeans have been worn and are beloved by celebrities including Oprah, Vivica Fox, Fergie, Ashanti and many more. Apple Bottoms is a celebrity clothing line.

 

Clothing Line Name: Aaron Chang Fashion

Company Web site: www.aaronchang.com

Year Started: 1994

Location: California

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of ECO swim suits

Interesting Facts: Aaron operates a thriving commercial photography business. His photographs have been used in advertising by clients such as Nike, Yamaha, Levi's, Macy's and Polaris, to name a few.

 

Clothing Line Name: A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz 

Company Web site: www.absstyle.com

Year Started: 1988

Location: California

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Dresses and Sports wear

Interesting Facts: The A.B.S. sportswear and dress collections are worn by top LA and NY fashionistas and red carpet starlets; Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Mischa Barton, Hayden Panetierre, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Hudson, and other top names.

 

Clothing Line Name: Azzure Denim

Company Web site: www.azzuredenim.com. Visit them online to shop for their clothing and merchandise.

Year Started: 1999 by Ralph Reynolds

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Ready wear, Denim jean, Polo shirts, T-shirts, Button ups

Interesting Facts: Before Ralph Reynolds launch Azzure he founded the famous clothing brand RP55. Shortly after he launched Azzure he would go on to introduce another brand call Indigo Red which some would refer to as the upscale version of Azzure.

 

Clothing Line Name: Anna Sui Fashions

Company Web site: www.annasui.com. Visit them online to shop for their clothing and merchandise. 

Year Started: 1991

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Mixing vintage styles with her current cultural obsessions.

Interesting Facts: Anna Sui is a native of Detroit, MI. Anna was encouraged to launch her first runway show by Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista.

 

Clothing Line Name: Avirex Clothing

Company Web site: www.avirex.com

Year Started: 1975 by aviation enthusiast Jeff Clyman

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Leather Jackets, Denim jeans, T-shirts, Sweat Shirts, Polo shirts, Jogging suits

Interesting Facts: The Avirex brand license has been acquired by Marc Ecko Enterprises which designs, manufactures and distributes sportswear and nonleather outerwear label now focuses on hip hop-inspired apparel popular with urban youth.

 

Clothing Line Name: Andrew Marc Fashion

Company Web site: www.andrewmarc.com. Visit them online to shop for their clothing and merchandise.

Year Started: 1981

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Mostly know for his signature fur and Leather Bombers

Interesting Facts: Andrew Marc fashion was acquired by the G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. for 42 million dollars in February 2008.

 

Clothing Line Name: Adidas Shoes

Company Web site: www.adidas.com

Year Started: 1924 and registered in 1994

Location: Germany

Type of Clothing: Athletic shoes, Jogging suits, T-shirts, Hats, Sweat shirts and much more

Interesting Facts: Adolf ("Adi") Dassler was the founder of Adidas, but before he started Adidas, he and his brother Rudolf (Rudi) Dassler worked for the family shoe business. However, the brother didn't get along, and they decided to split. Adolf went on to found Adidas and Rudolf went on to start the famous shoe company PUMA. The Adidas new Y3 Collection is awesome!

 

Clothing Line Name: AKOO Clothing

Company Web site: N/A

Year Started: 2008

Location: N/A

Type of Clothing: Ready Wear, Hip Hop Fashion Line.

Interesting Facts: AKOO was started by rapper TI the letters in the clothing line name stands for A King Of Oneself.

 

Clothing Line Name: AND1

Company Web site: www.and1.com

Year Started: 1993

Location: US headquarters was located in Paoli, PA. before relocating to Aliso Viejo, California.

Type of Clothing: Basketball shoes and apparel

Interesting Facts: In mid of 1996, NBA star Stephon Marbury became the first spokesman for AND1 and once had his own name brand AND1 shoe called "Starbury.”

 

Clothing Line Name: Al Wissam

Company Web site: www.alwissam.com. Visit them online to shop for their clothing and merchandise.

Year Started: 1992

Location: Detroit, MI

Type of Clothing: Leather Jackets featuring embroidery designs.

Interesting Facts: Al Wissam leathers have been described as custom works of art through the medium of leather, embroidery, and fashion

 

Clothing Line Name: Andrew Christian Clothing

Company Web site: www.andrewchristian.com. Visit them online to shop for their clothing and merchandise.

Year Started: 1997

Location: California

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Urban inspired menswear, swimwear, edgy tees, and accessories

Interesting Facts: Just out of high-school, Andrew launched his brand "Andrew Christian".

 

Clothing Line Name: Alviero Martini Fashions

Company Web site: http://www.alvieromartini.it

Year Started: 1962

Location: Milan, Italy

Type of Clothing: Beautiful Bags, Couture Dresses, Blazers, Shoes, eyewear

Interesting Facts: What do Kelly Preston, Adrien Brody, Michelle Rodriguez and Laura Harring have in common? Each one of them has been seen buying or wearing Alviero Martini.

 

Clothing Line Name: A Bathing Ape (BAPE)

Company Web site: www.bape.com. Visit their online shop to purchase or learn more about their clothing.

Year Founded: 1993 by by Tomoaki "Nigo" Nagao

Location: Japan – Japanese Clothing Company

Type of Clothing: Specializes in Street wear clothing

Interesting Facts: Other lines that Nigo started include two women’s clothing lines name "APEE", and "BAPY". BAPY is his couture line for women. Nigo came up with the name of A Bathing Ape from 1968 film planet of the apes.

 

Clothing Line Name: Abercrombie & Fitch Clothing

Company Web site: http://www.abercrombie.com. Visit their online shop to purchase or learn more about their clothing.

Year Started: 1892

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Men and Women ready wear, Denim Jeans, T-shirt sweaters, skirts, Polos, etc

Interesting Facts: In recent times, A&F has been gaining further financial success. The company launched four brands in a period of ten years and has begun to expand on an international basis across various world markets.

 

Clothing Line Name: Artful Dodger Clothing

Company Web site: www.artfuldodgercollection.com. Visit their online shop to purchase or learn more about their clothing.

Year Started: 2005 by Scott Langton

Location: Greater New York City Area

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Ready wear, T-shirts, Denim Jeans, Jogging suits, Polo shirt, Button up shirt

Interesting Facts: Jay-Z, via a joint venture with Scion, LLC (an Iconix Brand Group company), has acquired apparel brand, Artful Dodger, for a reported $15 million in cash.

 

Clothing Line Name: Antik Denim

Company Web site: www.antikdenim.com. Visit their online shop to purchase or learn more about their clothing.

Year Started: 2004

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Denim Jeans, Vintage Style T-shirt, Bags and belts

Interesting Facts: Antik Denim is a favorite among style-conscious men and woman. The brand Red Carpet celebrities include: Johnny Depp, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Teri Hatcher, Julia Roberts, Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, Ashlee Simpson, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopes, and Vince Vaughn.

 

Clothing Line Name: Alice & Olivia

Company Web site: www.aliceandolivia.com

Year Started: 2002

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Designer Pant’s, Shorts, Dresses, Button up shirts, Jackets

Interesting Facts: Designer Stacey Bendet, designs the Alice & Olivia womens and kids collections. The collection is worn by many celebrities, such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, Angelina Jolie, Diane Kruger, and Mena Suvari. Alice & Olivia is sold in over 800 stores around the globe such as Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Scoop, and Harrods

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Clothing Line Name: Baby Phat Clothing Company / KLS

Company Web site: www.Babyphat.com. Visit their online shop to purchase or learn more about their clothing.

Year Founded: 1998 as part of Phat Farm (1991)

Location: New Jersey

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Women’s, Juniors, Children’s Clothing. Shoes, Dresses, Jeans, Coats, Jackets, Handbags, Tops, Urban

Interesting Facts: Founded by Kimora Lee Simmons who at one time was married to Russell Simmons. Baby Phat is a famous clothing line known worldwide.

 

Clothing Line Name: Bebe, Bebe Sport

Company Web site: www.Bebe.com. Visit their online shop to purchase or learn more about their clothing.

Year Founded: 1976

Location: Brisbane, California

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Contemporary Women’s Clothing, Jeans, Tops, Dresses, Jackets, Coats, Handbags, Sweaters, T-shirts

Interesting Facts: Bebe was founded by an Iranian-born gentlemen by the name of Manny Mashouf who migrated to US in 70’s.

 

Clothing Line Name: B.U.M Equipment

Company Web site: www.Bumequipment.com

Year Founded: 1987

Location: Los Angeles

Type of Clothing: Clothing that appeals to teens and young adults, sportwear and underwear

Interesting Facts: They once signed a licensing deal with fashion label Chip & Pepper but parted ways in a heated legal battle.

 

Clothing Line Name: Badgley Mischka

Company Web site: www.badgleymischka.com

Year Founded: 1988

Location: Showroom in New York

Type of Clothing: Designer Clothing, Couture, Bridal, Sportswear, Swimwear, Handbags, Eye wear

Interesting Facts: They clothing has been worn by many celebrities like Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Jennifer Lopez

 

Clothing Line Name: BCBGeneration, BCBG, BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGirls

Company Web site: www.bcbgeneration.com and www.bcbg.com

Year Founded: 1989. Started by Max Azria who was born in France.

Location: California

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Women’s Blazers, Shoes, Jackets, Pants, Tees, Boots, Swimwear, Handbags, Sweaters

Interesting Facts: BCBG makes some really cool boots. My wife is a fan of their fashions.

 

Clothing Line Name: BedHead Pajamas

Company Web site: www.bedheadpjs.com

Year Founded: 1999 by Renee Claire Bertrand

Location: Los Angeles

Type of Clothing: Pajamas and sleepwear, Fashion

Interesting Facts: Renee Bertrand once worked as a waitress while getting her line started from her apartment.

 

Clothing Line Name: Belabumbum Clothing

Company Web site: www.belabumbum.com

Year Founded: 2001

Location: Tempe, AZ

Type of Clothing: Lingerie. Lounge wear, and Maternity

Interesting Facts: They make some cute lingerie!

 

Clothing Line Name: Bensoni Fashion House

Company Web site: www.bensoni.com

Year Founded: 2007 by Benjamin Channing Clvburn and Sonia Voon

Location: NYC

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Designer pieces inspired by distinct fabrications and inspirations

Interesting Facts: Before starting their own line, the two fashion designers collectively worked at Donna Karen, Gap, and Armani.

 

Clothing Line Name: Betsey Johnson Label

Company Web site: www.betseyjohnson.com. Visit their online shop to purchase or learn more about their clothing.

Year Founded: 1978. Started by Betsey Johnson and Chantal Bacon

Location: Showrooms in Los Angeles and New York

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Women’s Dresses, Jewelry, Handbags, Clothing, Fashion

Interesting Facts: Betsey received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Accessories Council in November 2005

 

* Clothing Line Name: Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream

Company Web site: www.bbcicecream.com

Year Founded: 2005. Started by Rapper / Hit Music Producer Pharrell Williams

Location: New York, New York

Type of Clothing: High End Luxury Sportswear and Fashion

Interesting Facts: Billionaire Boys Club is manufactured in Japan and produced in limited quantity.

 

Clothing Line Name: Blac Label

Company Web site: www.blaclabelpremium.com. Visit their online shop to purchase or learn more about their clothing.

Year Founded: 2002

Location: Virginia Beach, and just opened a new showroom in New York.

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Urban Couture: T-shirts, Jeans, Jackets, Hoodies, and more.

Interesting Facts: Blac Label started as a T-shirt Line now has truly expanded into other types of fashion.

 

Clothing Line Name: Banana Republic

Company Web site: www.bananarepublic.com

Year Founded: by Mel and Patricia Ziegler in 1978

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type of Clothing: Banana Republic has ladies and men’s clothing.

Interesting Facts: Banana Republic is a part of the Gap Inc.

 

Clothing Line Name: Blue Tatoo Denim

Company Web site: www.bluetattoo.us

Year Founded: 2002 by husband-and-wife team Jim Shaffer and Marie Kennedy Shaffer

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collection of tattoo-inspired denim, as well as other casual clothing, for men, women and children

Interesting Facts: Blue Tatoo is a made in the USA brand.

 

Clothing Line Name: Burberry, Burberry’s of London

Company Web site: www.Burberry.com

Year Founded: 1856 by Thomas Burberry.

Location: London, England - United Kingdom

Type of Clothing: British Luxury Fashion House. Known for their famous tartan pattern trademark.

Interesting Facts: In 1880, Burberry invented gabardine, a hardwearing, water-resistant yet breathable fabric, in which the yarn is waterproofed before weaving.

 

Clothing Line Name: Bejeweled

Company Web site:

Year Founded: ? by Susan Fixel of Florida

Location: Florida

Type of Clothing: A leading brand of domestically manufactured embellished tops and coordinates

Interesting Facts: Celebrity clients: Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Beyonce Knowles, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston

 

Clothing Line Name: Blank NYC

Company Web site: www.blanknyc.com

Year Founded: 2007 by Emmy Lauridsen and Leigh Brown

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Jeans, Tees

Interesting Facts: 

 

Clothing Line Name: Blue Cult Jeans

Company Web site: NA

Founded:Blue Cult was started in 1999 by French designer David Mechaly and partner/wife Caroline Athias

Location: France

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Premium bluejeans

Interesting Facts: Blue Cult's is known for sexy constructions and vintage washes, as well as intricately detailed craftsmanship.

 

Clothing Line Name: Brette Sandler Swimwear

Company Web site: www.brettesandler.com/designer.html

Year Founded: 2005

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Swimwear

Interesting Facts: Brette Sandler launched this fashion line at the age of 22.

 

Clothing Line Name: B.Chyll

Company Web site: www.bchyll.com

Year Founded: 2007 by Leslie Gifford

Location: Santa Monica, California

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of luxury knitwear, sweaters

Interesting Facts: After Leslie Gifford and her husband Bruce sold Sweater.com Inc. to Hartmarx Corporation, Leslie turned her attentions to a project that she has always had a great passion for - creating the ultimate cashmere sweater collection.

 

Clothing Line Name: BabaKul Clothing

Company Web site: www.babakul.com

Year Founded: 2007 by Kym Gold-Lubell and accessories designer Giannci Genau

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Women’s Premium Denim Jean Brand

Interesting Facts: The team behind Babakul includes Kym Gold-Lubell, a designer whose past achievements include Bella Dahl clothing, Hippie Jeans and True Religion Jeans. Kym Gold-Lubell had started True Religion with her husband but after their divorce she returned to fashion with Babakul.

 

Clothing Line Name: Billionaire Mafia

Company Web site: www.billionairemafia.com. Visit their online shop to purchase or learn more about their clothing.

Founded by: Lana Fuchs

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Clothing, Jewelry, and hats

Interesting Facts: Celebrity fashion list includes: Cris Angel; Giselle Diaz; country singer/songwriter Sarah Buxton, singer Lady Antebellum; actress Stacy Keibler; model/actress Kaley Cuoco; actor Jason Alexander; MMA fighter Kimbo Slice; rapper Cassidy; Grammy award-winning music group Rascal Flatts.

 

Clothing Line Name: Banfi Zambrelli

Company Web site: www.banfizambrelli.com

Year Founded: 2003 by Silvano Banfi (Born in Milan) and Frank Zambrelli (Worked at Chanel prior to)

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Women’s Designer Shoes

Interesting Facts: Silvano Banfi - by the time he was 18, he was designing footwear for Gucci, Bally, Lario, Gianni Versace.

 

Clothing Line Name: Bruno Magali

Company Web site: www.brunomagli.it

Year Started: 1936 by Siblings Marino, Bruno and Maria

Location: Bologna, Italy

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Luxury Designer shoes, Handbags, Belts and Jackets

Interesting Facts: Marino, Bruno and Maria started Bruno Magli out the basement of their home.

 

Clothing Line Name: Byron Lars

Company Web site: www.byronlarsbeautymark.com

Year Started: 1991

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Haute Couture Dresses and Dress Suits.

Interesting Facts: Byron Lars started designing under his own label in 1991 with a small collection of sportswear focusing on what Lars refers to as "twisted American classics." Taking inspiration from such unlikely sources as his grandfather's hunting jacket, Byron crossbreeds it with a "Dior New Look" proportion to create a Dutchess of Windsor meets Field and Stream hybrid.

 

Clothing Line Name: Ben Sherman

Company Web site: www.bensherman.com

Year Started: 1963

Location: London, England

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Denim, Sweaters, T-shirts, Hoodies, Jackets, Dresses

Interesting Facts: The brand became famous for being sported by several well-known musicians and singers. The brand has been the fourth largest men's casual wear brand in the United Kingdom.

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Clothing Line Name: Calvin Klein Fashions

Company Web site: www.calvinklein.com

Year Started: 1967

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Denim Jeans, Dresses, Button up shirts, skirts, blouses, underwear, etc

Interesting Facts: In mid-December 2002, Calvin Klein Inc. (CKI) was finally sold to shirt maker Phillips Van Heusen Corp for about $400 million in cash, $30 million in stock as well as licensing rights and royalties linked to revenues over the following 15 years that were estimated at $200 to $300 million.

 

Clothing Line Name: Chanel Fashions

Company Web site: www.chanel.com. Visit their web site to shop their fashions.

Year Started: In 1909, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Luxury Products, Haute Couture and Ready Wear

Interesting Facts: In 1983, Karl Lagerfeld took over as chief designer for Chanel. He changed Chanel's fashion lines from the old lines to shorter cuts and eye capturing designs.

 

Clothing Line Name: Chargrels Clothing

Company Web site: www.chargrels.com

Year Started: 2006

Location: Oak Park, MI

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Dresses, skirts, Vest, Pants, shirts and Blazers.

Interesting Facts: Chargrels design vintage one of a kind pieces so when clad in Chargrels you will stand out from the crowd in style.

 

Company Name: Cartier

Company Web site: www.cartier.com

Year Started: 1847 by Louis-François Cartier

Location: Paris, France

Type of Product:  Jewelry

Interesting Facts:  In 1847 Louis-François Cartier (1819-1904) took over the jewellery workshop of his teacher, Adolphe Picard, thereby founding the famous Cartier jewelry company.

 

Clothing Line Name: Ciara Couture Clothing

Company Web site: www.ciaraelend.com. Visit their web site to shop their fashions.

Year Founded: 2007 by Ciara Elend

Location: Queens, NYC

Type of Clothing: T-shirt Couture

Interesting Facts: Hand-printed high quality casual clothing Interesting facts about your line: Their American made graphic shirts fuse unique modern graphics with old-school block printing techniques. Each design is carved into a linoleum block to produce a distinct vintage style print. This casual couture line for men and women offers a collection of ultra soft, ultra comfy vintage style tees and limited edition handmade totes. These super sexy luxury tees have the perfect fit for the modern women and the stylish man.

 

Clothing Line Name: Christian Dior Fashion

Company Web site: www.dior.com. Visit their web site to shop their fashions.

Year Started: 1946 by Christian Dior with backing from Marcel Boussac

Location: Normandy, France

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Haute Couture and Luxury Read Wear

Interesting Facts: The original name of Christian Dior’s self titled clothing line was Corolle roughly meaning petal in French. Christian Dior’s allowed the then 19 year old Yves Saint Laurent to beome his first and only assistant.

 

Clothing Line Name: Coach

Company Web site: www.coach.com

Year Started: 1941 by American Designer Bonnie Cashin

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Luxury Leather Goods: Purses, wallets, bags, shoes, watches, shoes and more

Interesting Facts: Coach started as a family own business out of a loft in Manhattan.

 

Clothing Line Name: Coogi Fashions

Company Web site: www.shopcoogi.com. Visit their web site to shop their fashions.

Year Started: 1969 in Toorak, Melbourne, Australia by Jack Taranto

Location: Lake Success, NY

Type of Clothing: Ready wear, Sweaters, Denim Jeans, Dresses, Jogging suits, Polo shirts, skirts

Interesting Facts: Coogi was originally named Cuggi, but the line was renamed in 1987 to sound more like an indigenous Australian name.

 

Clothing Line Name: Chip and Pepper Jeans

Company Web site: www.chipandpepper.com

Year Started: 2003

Location: Los Angeles, CA.

Type of Clothing: High end Denim Jean line

Interesting Facts: Chip and Pepper are identical twins from Canada. In 1987 the pair grew a sportswear (Chip and Pepper wet wear) label into a multi-million dollar company before launching their Chip and Pepper high end denim line here in America.

 

Clothing Line Name: Carhartt Clothing

Company Web site: www.carhartt.com

Year Started: 1889

Location: Dearborn, MI

Type of Clothing: Work wear

Interesting Facts: Carhartt, Inc. is a U.S.-based clothing company founded in 1889. It is still a family owned company, owned by the descendants of company founder Hamilton Carhartt, with its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

 

Clothing Line Name: Christian Audigier Fashions

Company Web site: www.christianaudigier.com. Visit their web site to shop their fashions.

Year Started: 2004

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Ready wear, Denim Jean, T-shirts, Hoodies, Belts, Caps, Leggings, Tanks,

Interesting Facts: In 2004, Christian left Von Dutch™ and proceeded to create and launch the wildly popular Ed Hardy® brand. He was granted the exclusive rights to the designs of Don Ed Hardy, who is commonly referred to as the “Godfather of Tattoo.”

 

Clothing Line Name: Converse Shoes

Company Web site: www.converse.com

Year Started: 1908 by Marquis M. Converse

Location: U.S.A.

Type of Clothing: Gym Shoes and athletic wear

Interesting Facts: Chuck Taylor All-Stars, or Converse All-Stars, also referred to as "Chucks or "Connies" are canvas and rubber shoes produced by Converse. They were first produced in 1917 as the "All-Star," Converse's attempt to capture the basketball shoe market. They were not particularly popular until basketball player Chuck Taylor adopted them as his preferred shoe.

 

Clothing Line Name: Chick by Nicky Hilton

Company Web site: www.nickyhilton.com

Year Started: 2004

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Ready Wear, Shirts, Pants, Knits, Dresses, Skirts and accessories.

Interesting Facts: Nicky Hilton designed a line of handbags for Japanese company Samantha Thavasa from 2002–2005.

 

Clothing Line Name: Citizens of Humanity Jeans

Company Web site: www.citizensofhumanity.com. Visit their web site to shop their fashions.

Year Started: 2003 by Jerome Dahan

Location: Huntington Park, CA

Type of Clothing: Denim Jeans

Interesting Facts: In 2006, Berkshire Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Boston, Massachusetts, acquired equity in Citizens of Humanity.

 

Clothing Line Name: Cloudveil

Company Web site: www.cloudveil.com

Year Started: 1997 by Stephen Sullivan and Brian Cousins

Location: Jackson, WY

Type of Clothing: Out Door Sport mountain apparel, Ski suits, hat, gloves, snow pants, Jackets

Interesting Facts: In 1997 Sullivan and Cousins constructed a tradeshow booth in their college friend’s backyard to introduced eight products at their first Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City.

 

Clothing Line Name: Chic Jeans

Company Web site: www.chicjeans.com. Visit their web site to shop their fashions.

Year Started: 1923 as Honesdale Manufacturing

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Denim Jeans, denim shorts, and cotton-blend slacks

Interesting Facts: During World War II Mr. Honesdale the founder of Chic manufactured field jackets for the armed forces as a contribution to America and the efforts to win the war.

 

Clothing Line Name: Chloe

Company Web site: www.chloe.com

Year Founded: 1952 by Egyptian-born Gaby Aghion

Location: France and New York

Type of Clothing: High End Designer Fashion – Men’s, Women’s, Children’s, Handbags, and more.

Interesting Facts: Many famous designers have designed at one point or another for Chloe such as Karl Lagerfeld (twice), Martine Sitbon, Phoebe Philo and Stella McCartney. Chloe remains an iconic fashion brand.

 

Clothing Line Name: Columbia Sportswear Clothing

Company Web site: www.columbia.com

Year Started: 1938 by the late Paul Lamfrom

Location: Portland, Oregon

Type of Clothing: Footwear, headgear, camping equipment, skiwear, and outerwear accessories.

Interesting Facts: Columbia Sportswear is a United States company that manufactures and distributes their outerwear and sportswear. As of April 25, 2008 its market capitalization is about $1.499 billion, with 2007 net sales of $1.35 billion.

 

Clothing Line Name: C & C California Clothing

Company Web site: www.candccalifornia.com

Year Started: 2003 by Cheyann Benedict and Claire Stansfield

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Sweater, Tanks, T-shirt, dresses, Leggings, Tunics, organic cotton products

Interesting Facts: Benedict and Stansfield got their inspiration for C&C California from the classic Southern California style of the 1970s.

 

Clothing Line Name: Cordani Shoes

Company Web site: www.cordani.com

Year Started: 1998 Michael and Allyson Ciccia

Location: Wakefield, MA

Type of Clothing: Stylish, comfortable and durable designer shoes

Interesting Facts: Cordani makes high-end women’s shoes that grace the likes of Uma Thurman, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer.

 

Clothing Line Name: Christian Lacroix Fashions

Company Web site: www.christian-lacroix.fr

Year Started: 1987 is when he opened his own couture house

Location: France

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Haute Couture, Ready Wear and Historical Costumes

Interesting Facts: In 1989, Lacroix launched jewelry, handbags, shoes, glasses, scarves and ties (along with ready-to-wear). In this same year, he opened boutiques within Paris, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Toulouse, London, Geneva and Japan.

 

Clothing Line Name: Christian Louboutin

Company Web site: www.christianlouboutin.com

Year Founded: Christian Louboutin who was born in Paris, France in 1963.

Location: Paris, France

Type of Clothing: High-end Luxury Designer shoes, heels, boots, handbags

Interesting Facts:  Known for his famous signature red soles in his shoe designs. He began drawing shoes as a teenager (shortly after turning 16 in 1979). In 2008, his shoes were even featured on the Oprah Show whom described his shoes as a piece of art. Then there are also plenty of Hollywood fans from Angelina Jolie to Mariah Carey who love his shoes. Rapper Jay-Z even mentioned his shoes in his song “I know” from “The American Gangster” Soundtrack.

 

Clothing Line Name: Cavi

Company Web site: www.cavinyc.com

Year Founded: 2004 by Phil Gapud (Head Designer & Director of Marketing), Nathan Krivosheyev (Directorf Production) and Danny Victor (Director of Sales and Operations), who are new to the fashion industry.

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Military inspired shirts and garments

Interesting Facts: Phil and Danny were introduced as interns at Motown/Universal Records in New York City, while neither had any real knowledge of the fashion industry, both were savvy when it cam to trends and what was considered to be "hot" on the street. Nathan, who attended college with Danny, started a career in the fashion industry working with an equal vision and the drive to change the fashion industry, the three entrepreneurs joined forces in an attempt to create something that would express their individuality. Coming from diverse backgrounds (Filipino, Haitian, and Russian) the line was destined for a wide market, the result - CAVI, with custom designed military styled shirts.

 

Clothing Line Name: Custo Barelona

Company Web site: www.custo-barcelona.com

Year Started: 1980 by brothers Custo and David Dalmau

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Sweater, Jackets, Pants, Hoodies, Polo, T-shirts, Shoes

Interesting Facts: Since its inception in the United States market, the demand for Custo- Barcelona has increased dramatically. During this time it became a favorite in Hollywood on both big screen and on television; featured on "Suddenly Susan", "Friends", "Dharma & Greg" and MTV and also worn by stars such as Julia Roberts in "Runaway Bride" and Natalie Portman in the movie "Anywhere But Here." In addition, musicians such as: The Dixie Chicks, Sarah McLachlan and LeAnn Rimes have been regularly spotted in CUSTO.

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Clothing Line Name: Donna Karan, DKNY, DKNY Jeans,  DKNY Juniors, DKNY Kids, and DKNY Baby

Company Web site: www.DKNY.com

Year Founded: 1985 by Donna Karan

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Women’s clothing, Men’s clothing, Children’s Clothing, Home Furnishing, and more.

Interesting Facts: Donna Karan Fashion Line initially started with designs of bodysuits. She used to design for Anne Klein Collection prior to.

 

Clothing Line Name: Diesel, Diesel Jeans, Diesel Farm

Company Web site: www.diesel.com

Year Founded: 1978. Started by Renzo Rosso

Location: Italy

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Jeans, Clothing, and Accessories

Interesting Facts: Diesel fashions creates some really nice clothing; especially jeans. Sells worldwide.

 

Clothing Line Name: D&G, Dolce and Gabbana, D&G Junior

Company Web site: www.dolcegabbana.com

Year Founded: 1985. Started by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana – both born in Italy.

Location: Milan, Italy

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Men’s, Women’s – Basically all types of clothing from Jeans to Dresses, from Sunglasses to Fragrances.

Interesting Facts: D&G has designed for Madonna, Monica Bellucci, Isabella Rossellini, Kylie Minogue and Angelina Jolie and more

 

Clothing Line Name: DSquared2 Clothing

Company Web site: www.dsquared.com

Year Founded: 2002 by Dean and Dan Caten – twin brothers born in Canada.

Location: Living in London and Clothing Made in Italy

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Men and Women’s Designer Clothing

Interesting Facts: Dressed celebrities like Lenny Kravitz, Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, and Simon Webb.

 

Clothing Line Name: Dooney and Bourke

Company Web site: www.dooney.com

Year Founded: 1975 by Peter Dooney and Frederic Bourke

Location: Connecticut

Type of Clothing: Specializes in Fashion accessories

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Clothing Line Name: Dakine

Company Web site: www.dakine.com

Year Started: 1979

Location: Hood River, OR

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women Ski, Surf, Skate, designer Back packs and Gloves

Interesting Facts: Dakine chose Hood River as their headquarters because it is strategically positioned at the base of Mount Hood where summer snowboard and ski camps are the gathering places for athletes.

 

Clothing Line Name: Diadora

Company Web site: www.diadoraamerica.com

Year Started: 1948 by Marcello Danieli

Location: Veneto, Italy

Type of Clothing: Athletic shoes, athletic apparel and accessories

Interesting Facts: Diadora is the only Italian athletic footwear and apparel manufacturer to still make some of its products in Italy, a tradition that began in 1948 when the company's founder, Marcello Danieli, first began working in the trade as a young boy.

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Clothing Line Name: Ed Hardy Clothing

Company Web site: www.donedhardy.com

Year Started: 2004 by Christian Audigier

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Ready wear, T-shirts, Hoodies, Denim Jean, Hats, sweat shirts, Polo shirts

Interesting Facts: Christian Audigier was the Head Designer at Von Dutch Originals before he licensed the rights to produce Ed Hardy Clothing. Ed Hardy is one of the most famous and popular clothing lines at this time.

 

Clothing Line Name: Ella Moss Fashions

Company Web site: www.ellamoss.com

Year Started: 2004 by Pamella Protzel Scott

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Tanks, Dresses, Pants, Sweater, swimwear, Tunics, Rompers, Skirts

Interesting Facts: Sarah Jessica Parker hit the TV screens staring in the hit show Sex in the City wearing a now famous green stripe dress designed by Pamelle Protzel Scott for Ella Moss.

 

Clothing Line Name: Eddie Bauer Clothing

Company Web site: www.eddiebauer.com

Year Started: 1920

Location: Bellevue, WA

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Ready wear, Jackets, Pants, Shirts, Shorts, Shoes, boots, accessories, cologne

Interesting Facts: In 1920, Eddie Bauer, at the age of 21 established his first store in downtown Seattle. In 1942 the United States Army Air Corps commissioned Eddie Bauer to develop the B-9 Flight Parka. More than 50,000 parkas were manufactured for World War II airmen.

 

Clothing Line Name: Ellesse

Company Web site: www.ellesse.com

Year Started: 1959 by Leonardo Servadio

Location: New Hyde Park, NY 

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Tennis wear, Ski wear, pants, skirts, Jacket, shoes, hats

Interesting Facts: Leonardo Servadio named the company after his first and last initial L and S elle-esse. (Ellesse)

 

Clothing Line Name: Evisu

Company Web site: www.evisu.com

Year Started: 1991 by Hidehiko Yamane

Location: Osaka, Japan

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Ready Wear, Premium Jeans and more

Interesting Facts: The Evisu brand was formally founded in 1991 but research and planning necessary to reproduce the perfect pair of vintage jeans had been going on for several years prior to this.

 

Clothing Line Name: Ezekiel Clothing

Company Web site: www.ezekielusa.com

Year Started: 1992

Location: Irvine, CA

Type of Clothing: Ready Wear, T-shirts, Pants, shorts, Windbreaker Jackets, Tanks, Dresses

Interesting Facts:  Ezekiel clothing company is a Christian-based clothing line inspired predominantly by skate, surf, and snowboard culture.

 

Clothing Line Name: Enyce Clothing

Company Web site: http://www.enyce.com

Year Started: 1996

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Jeans, Polo Shirts, Jogging suits, Button ups, Sweaters, Hoodies, T-shirts 

Interesting Facts: Sean “Diddy” Combs recently acquired Enyce for a steal of 15 million dollars from Liz Claiborne Inc.

 

Clothing Line Name: Ecko, Marc Ecko

Company Web site: www.ecko.com

Year Started: 1993 by Marc Ecko

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Denim Jeans, Polo Shirts, T-shirts, Jogging suits, Hoodies, hats, Shoes

Interesting Facts: Marc Ecko started his clothing line at age 20 without attending fashion school and in just a short period of time the Company has grown to include 12 separate ecko unltd apparel and accessories lines, the contemporary Marc Ecko "Cut & Sew" collection, G-Unit Clothing Company, Zoo York, Avirex Sportswear, Complex magazine (circulation 325,000), and a soon-to-launch video game in conjunction with Atari. Last year, alone, the full-scale global fashion and lifestyle company reported billings of over $1 billion.

 

Clothing Line Name: Etonic

Company Web site: www.etonic.com

Year Started: 1976

Location: Waltham, MA

Type of Clothing: Shoes, Golf shoes, Bowling shoes, Running shoes

Interesting Facts: The Company was originally opened in 1876 but officially changed the name to Etonic in 1976.

 

Clothing Line Name: Emilio Pucci

Company Web site: www.emiliopucci.com

Year Started: 1947

Location: Italy

Type of Clothing: Haute Couture, Shirts, Pants, Skirts, Dresses, Jackets, Coats, accessories,

Interesting Facts: In October 2006 Matthew Williamson, English famed designer, was appointed Creative Director, taking over the role from Christian Lacroix who had been designing the brand’s collection for 3 years.

 

Clothing Line Name: Esprit

Company Web site: www.espritshop.com

Year Started: 1968 by Susie Russell

Location: European HQ: Ratingen, Germany Asian HQ: Hong Kong

Type of Clothing: Denim, Jackets, Skirts, Sweaters, T-shirts, woven shirts, Dresses, Pants,

Interesting Facts: ESPRIT products are sold through over 640 directly-managed retail stores and over 12,000 wholesale point-of-sales worldwide, occupying over 817,000 square meters of directly-managed retail space in more than 40 countries.

 

Clothing Line Name: Elie Tahari

Company Web site: www.elietahari.com

Year Founded: 1973

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections featuring men’s and women clothing.

Interesting Facts: Elie Tahari's lifestyle brand has a presence in more forty counties worldwide

 

Clothing Line Name: English Laundry

Company Web site: www.englishlaundry.com

Year Started: 2009 by Scott Weiland and Christopher Wicks

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Designer Button ups, Slacks, Denim, Sweaters, Hoodies, Vest, Belts, Ties

Interesting Facts: Scott Weiland, legendary lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and fashion designer Christopher Wicks are the master minds behind the brand. Christopher Wicks is also the owner and designer of DaVinci Shirts.

 

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Clothing Line Name: Frankie B. Jeans

Company Web site: www.frankieb.com

Year Founded: 1998. Started by Daniella Clarke

Location: Los Angeles

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Premium Denim Jeans for Women is their trademark

Interesting Facts: Daniella, married to former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, named line after their daughter.

 

Clothing Line Name: Fendi

Company Web site: www.fendi.com

Year Founded: 1925. Started by young couple Doardo and Adele Fendi.

Location: Rome

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of a lot of handmade bags and garments. Readywear. Fragrances, Sunglasses

Interesting Facts: Fendi started out doing handbags in 1925 in Rome. Kicked off their readywear collection in 1977.

 

Clothing Line Name: French Connection

Company Web site: www.frenchconnection.com

Year Founded: 1972 by Stephen Marks

Location: London

Type of Clothing: Affordable unique designs in denim, tops, sunglasses, and more.

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Clothing Line Name: Fila

Company Web site: www.shopfila.com

Year Founded: 1911 in Italy by the Fila brothers

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Type of Clothing: Sportswear and shoes for men, women and children

Interesting Facts: Had endorsement deals with Grant Hill, Barry Bonds, Bjorn Borg, Wu Tang Clan, Nas, Jelena Dokic 

 

Clothing Line Name: FUBU Apparel

Company Web site: www.Fubu.com

Year Founded: 1992 by Daymond John

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Hip Hop Clothing, Jerseys, Sweatshirts, T-shirts, Jeans and more!

Interesting Facts: Fubu is one of the first, most successful urban clothing lines created. Started as a hat line before expanding.

 

Clothing Line Name: Fetish by Eve

Company Web site:

Year Founded: 2003 by Rapper/ Actress Eve Jeffers

Location:

Type of Clothing: Juniors Clothing Line serving the Hip Hop Urban Fashion world

Interesting Facts: Celebrity Clothing Line

 

Clothing Line Name: Free People

Company Web site: www.freepeople.com

Year Started: 2002 by David Hayne

Location: Paramus, N J

Type of Clothing: Denim, Tank, Tees, Knit tops, Tunics, Hoodies, Halters, Leggings, accessories

Interesting Facts: In 1970 David Hayne opened a store Philadelphia, PA and called it Free People. Free People has colorful, eccentric, creative designs. It is renowned for its use of floral and faunal leitmotivs throughout its line.

 

Clothing Line Name: Fred Perry

Company Web site: www.fredperry.com

Year Started: 1952

Location: England

Type of Clothing: Ready Wear, Denim, Polo shirts, Button Up Shirts, Sweaters, Hats

Interesting Facts: Fred Perry was an English tennis and table tennis player and three-time Wimbledon champion. He was the World No. 1 player for five years, four of them consecutive. In the late 1940s, Perry was approached by Tibby Wegner, an Austrian footballer who had invented an anti-perspirant device worn around the wrist. Perry made a few changes and invented the sweatband. 

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Clothing Line Name: Gucci

Company Web site: www.gucci.com

Year Started: 1921 by Guccio Gucci

Location: Florence, Italy

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Haute Couture, Ready Wear, Pants, Shirts, Dresses, Skirts, Shoes, Jackets, and more

Interesting Facts: Gucci generated circa US$8.2 billion worldwide of revenue in 2008 according to BusinessWeek. Gucci is also the biggest-selling Italian brand in the world. Gucci is one of the most famous fashion labels in the history of fashion.

 

Clothing Line Name: GAP

Company Web site: http://www.gap.com

Year Started: 1969 by Donald Fisher and Doris F. Fisher

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type of Clothing: Ready wear, T-shirts, Pants, Shirts, skirts, dress, Jackets, Shirts

Interesting Facts: Donald and Doris Fisher, Gap's name originated from "the generation gap," a popular phrase in the late 1960s used to describe the generational differences between baby boomers and their parents.

 

Clothing Line Name: Guess

Company Web site: www.guess.com

Year Started: 1921

Location: Los Angeles, Ca

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Ready Wear, Shirts, Pants, Skirts, Dresses, Sweaters, Jackets

Interesting Facts: Guess was founded by Georges, Armand, Paul, and Maurice Marciano, four brothers born in Ouarzazate, Morocco but who supposedly grew up in the south of France and were influenced by the culture and style in the region. They moved to California in 1977 and founded the company in 1981. Seed money to start the business came from the Nakash family, owners of the Jordache denim empire.

 

Clothing Line Name: G-Unit Clothing

Company Web site: www.g-unitclothing.com

Year Started: 2003 by Rapper 50 Cent and Fashion designer Marc Ecko

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Men, Women, Ready Wear, T-shirts, Denim Pants, Hoodies, Shirts, Tanks,

Interesting Facts: 50 Cent maintained full ownership of the line, along with the opportunity to re-launch it on his own. 50 Cent is re-launching his G-Unit clothing brand in spring 2009 with another collection of clothing after resigning with its distributor and partner Marc Ecko Enterprises. G-Unit is a celebrity clothing line.

 

Clothing Line Name: Giordano

Company Web site: www.giordano.com.hk

Year Started: 1981

Location: Hong Kong, China

Type of Clothing: Men, Women, Ready Wear, T-shirts, Denim Pants, Jackets, Sweaters,

Interesting Facts: In comparison, Giordano is very similar to The Gap.

 

Clothing Line Name: Girbaud

Company Web site: www.girbaud.com

Year Started: 1969 by husband and wife, François and Marithé Girbaud.

Location: France

Type of Clothing: Ready Wear, Denim Jeans, Button Up shirts, Polo Shirts, Hoodies, T-shirts,

Interesting Facts: In 2005, Girbaud released a very controversial ad campaign featuring pictures of Jesus' last supper where the apostles had been replaced by women. The ad was banned in France but also in foreign markets such as Italy.

 

Clothing Line Name: G-Star

Company Web site: www.g-star.com

Year Started: 1989

Location: The Netherlands

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Men, Women, Ready Wear, Specializing in Denim products.

Interesting Facts: G-Star was originally named Gap Star but decided to change their name upon going international.

 

Clothing Line Name: Grail Clothing

Company Web site: www.grailclothing.com

Year Started: 2002

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Men, Women, Ready Wear, Denim Pants, Knit Shirts, Dresses, T-shirts

Interesting Facts: Grail clothing is a culmination of alternative lifestyle, left of center culture, art, music and fashion.

 

Clothing Line Name: Guido & Mary

Company Web site: www.guidoandmary.com

Year Started: 2002

Location: Montreal, Quebec

Type of Clothing: Specialize in Denim Jeans

Interesting Facts: Guido & Mary imports their fabrics from Europe and Japan and all their garments are designed and produced right there in Montreal.

 

Clothing Line Name: Gramicci

Company Web site: www.gramicci.com

Year Started: 1989

Location: California

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Ready Wear, Pants, Shorts, knit shirts, Sweater, Jackets

Interesting Facts: Gramicci's introduced the industry-first design innovations like their patented gusset crotch, underarm hinge, and built-in webbing belt.

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Clothing Line Name: Helmut Lang

Company Web site: www.helmutlang.com

Year Founded: 1986 by Helmut Lang. Born in Australia.

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of various types of garments and fashion accessories.

Interesting Facts: He left his own label in 2005. It goes on without him. Label now owned by Prada Group.

 

Clothing Line Name: Hermes

Company Web site: www.hermes.com

Year Founded: 1837. Started by Thierry Hermès

Location: Paris, France

Type of Clothing: High Fashion Retail, Luxury Apparel and Accessories

Interesting Facts: Hermes is one of the most prestigious design houses in the world.

 

Clothing Line Name: Hugo Boss, Hugo, Boss,

Company Web site: www.hugoboss.com

Year Founded: 1923 by Hugo Ferdinand Boss

Location: Germany

Type of Clothing: Originally started with Men’s Suits.

Interesting Facts: The label designed the Hitler’s youth uniforms and Nazi uniforms during War World II.

 

Clothing Line Name: Hanky Panky

Company Web site: www.hankypanky.com

Year Founded: 1977 by Gale Epstein & Lida Orzeck

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Ladies underwear primarily.

Interesting Facts: Claims to have the world’s most comfortable thong! Sweet! Plus their made in the USA.

 

Clothing Line Name: House of Dereon, Dereon Jeans

Company Web site: www.houseofdereon.com

Year Founded: 2005 by the Knowles family. Tina and Beyonce Knowles. (Beyonce is married to rapper Jay-Z)

Location:

Type of Clothing: Women’s, Girls Clothing including Jeans, Tops, Sweaters, Dresses and more.

Interesting Facts: The line is named after Beyonce’s grandmother – Agnes Dereon who worked as a seamstress. A celebrity clothing line.

 

Clothing Line Name: Helly Hansen

Company Web site: www.hellyhansen.com

Year Started: 1877 by Helly Juell Hansen

Location: Norway

Type of Clothing: Snow Jackets and Pants

Interesting Facts: Helly Tech garments use both hydrophilic and microporous technology. Hydrophilic garments have water-loving molecular chains which pass water vapor to the outside. Microporous garments have tiny pores that allow water vapor to pass out of the fabric without letting rain droplets in. This created clothing that breathed, helping the wearer stay warm and dry.

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Clothing Line Name: Iceberg History

Company Web site: www.iceberg.com

Year Started: 1962 by Silvio and Giuliana Gerani

Location: Marignano, Italy

Type of Clothing: Up scale and Ready wear garments, in addition, perfume, eyeglasses, watches

Interesting Facts: Rapper Jay-Z was one of the first rapper to embrace Iceberg History in the video “Money aint a thang” featuring music producer Jermaine Dupree. Iceberg History saw a growth in sells after Jay-Z’s video hit the airwaves.

 

Clothing Line Name: IZOD

Company Web site: www.izod.com

Year Started: early 1990s

Location: Bridgewater, NJ

Type of Clothing: Classic Ready Wear, Men, Women Polo Shirts, Rugby, Jackets, Sweater

Interesting Facts: Izod is most notable for its pairing with the Lacoste shirt company from 1952-1993, known simply as "Izod Lacoste".

 

Clothing Line Name: Indigo Red

Company Web site: www.indigored.net

Year Started: 2002

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Type of Clothing: Ready Wear, Denim Jeans, Shirts, Dresses, Skirts,

Interesting Facts: Designer Ralph Reynolds the founder of Azzure is also the founder of Indigo Red.

 

Clothing Line Name: Indivisual Clothing

Company Web site: www.indivisualclothing.com

Year Started: 2004

Location: USA

Type of Clothing: Artist inspired T-shirts

Interesting Facts: Indivisual Clothing works with Artist from across different platforms.

 

Clothing Line Name: InSport

Company Web site: www.insport.com

Year Started: 1978

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Fl

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Tights, Pants, Shorts, T-shirt, Tanks, Jackets, Vests, Halter, accessories.

Interesting Facts: InSport's products are made in the United States.

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Clothing Line Name: Joe’s Jeans

Company Web site: www.joesjeans.com

Year Founded:

Location: Commerce, CA

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Mens’ and Women’s Clothing, primarily known for Jeans

Interesting Facts: Joes’s Jeans celebrity clients include Tom and Katie Cruise, Will Smith, Hilary Duff and Mary J. Blige.

 

Clothing Line Name: Juicy Couture

Company Web site: www.juicycouture.com

Year Founded: 1994 by Gela Nash-Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy

Location: Pacoima, CA

Type of Clothing: Originally became well known for their velour track suits, then Jeans, Tops, Fragrances, and more!

Interesting Facts: Juicy Couture was purchased by Liz Claiborne Inc. Celebrity clients: Many!

 

Clothing Line Name: Just Cavalli, Cavalli, Roberto Cavalli

Company Web site: www.robertocavalli.com

Year Founded: 1998 by Roberto Cavalli who was born in Italy. Cavalli’s first collection in his namesake debuted in 1960’s.

Location: Italy

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Men’s, Women’s apparel, High Fashion, Sunglasses,

Interesting Facts: Celebrity clients include just about all celebrities. Clothing has also been mentioned in many rap songs.

 

Clothing Line Name: J-Lo Clothing

Company Web site: www.shopjlo.com

Year Founded: 2003. Started by famous actress / singer/ dancer Jennifer Lopez

Location:

Type of Clothing: Women’s and Juniors clothing, fragrances, and more

Interesting Facts: Jennifer Lopez! Celebrity Clothing Line

 

Clothing Line Name: Jimmy Choo, Jimmy Choo Couture

Company Web site: www.JimmyChoo.com

Year Founded: 1996 by Jimmy Cho who was born in Penang, Malaysia

Location: London, UK

Type of Clothing: Known for handmade women’s shoes

Interesting Facts: He set up a shoemaking institute in Malaysia

 

Clothing Line Name: J. Crew Clothing

Company Web site: www.jcrew.com

Year Founded: 1983

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Women’s and Men’s Clothing, Shoes

Interesting Facts: Got highly populate once Michelle Obama (Wife of President Barack Obama) said she shops at J. Crew.

 

Clothing Line Name: Jordache

Company Web site: www.jordache.com

Year Founded: 1969 was the beginning but didn’t become a actual line until they incorporated in 1978 producing jeans.

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Originally became famous for their jeans.

Interesting Facts: Jordache also owns FUBU Ladies as well as does private label producing for Gap, Abrocrombie and Fitch.

 

Clothing Line Name: Junko Yoshioka

Company Web site: www.junkoyoshioka.com

Year Started: 2002

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Haute Couture Bridal Dresses

Interesting Facts: Junko began her career in Tokyo, studying in Japan's top design school Modo Gakuen, and apprenticing for an Italian designer. She spent seven years refining her craft in Milan, earning her master's degree at the renowned Institute Marangoni, and designing for MaxMara, Atsuro Tayama and Ante Prima.

 

Clothing Line Name: Jovani

Company Web site: www.jovani.com

Year Started: 1982 by Jacob Maslavi

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Specializing in Designer Prom Dresses

Interesting Facts: A Jovani prom dress is generally more expensive and, perhaps, more glamorous with many of its creation being worn by Hollywood leading ladies.

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Clothing Line Name: Karl Lagerfeld

Company Web site: www.karllagerfeld.com

Year Started: 1955, at the age of 22, Lagerfeld was started as an apprentice at Pierre Balmain

Location: Paris, France

Type of Clothing: Haute Couture

Interesting Facts: Karl Lagerfeld collaborated with a variety of different fashion labels, with Chloé, Fendi and Chanel the most notable. He also has his own labels, which he launched in the early 1980s, including perfume and clothing.

 

Clothing Line Name: Kenneth Cole

Company Web site: www.kennethcole.com

Year Started: 1982

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Men, Women, Shirts, Pants, Sweater, Jackets, Shoe, and accessories

Interesting Facts: Kenneth Cole father Charlie Cole, owned the EL Creco shoe manufacturing company. Cole learned the family business and introduced Kenneth Cole shoes to the world.

 

Clothing Line Name: KangaRoos

Company Web site: www.kangaroos.com

Year Started: 1979

Location: St. Louis, Missouri 

Type of Clothing: Shoe, Boots, and athletic apparel

Interesting Facts: KangaROOS were designed by American architect and jogging enthusiast Bob Gamm.

 

Clothing Line Name: Karl Kani

Company Web site: www.karlkani.com

Year Started: 1989

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Ready Wear, T-shirts, Knit shirts, Jeans, Jackets, Skirts, Sweaters

Interesting Facts: At age 16, Carl Williams started designing clothes after learning the essential handcraft at his father’s company. Karl never studied tailoring or design, but he had flair for coming up with unusual, stylish concepts. Karl Kani also helped to blaze the trail for the urban fashion market with the launching of his clothing line.

 

Clothing Line Name: Kangol

Company Web site: www.kangol.com

Year Started: 1938 by Jaques Spreiregen

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Hats

Interesting Facts: During and after the World War II, Kangol berets were the height of fashion.

 

Clothing Line Name: Kova & T

Company Web site: www.kovaandt.com

Year Started:

Location: Milan, Italy

Type of Clothing: Dresses, Skirt, Tanks, Pants, Sweaters, T-Shirts, Leggings, Belts

Interesting Facts: Kova & T has a line of clean denim completely free of embellishments.

 

Clothing Line Name: Keds

Company Web site: www.keds.com

Year Started: 1916

Location: Richmond, IN

Type of Clothing: Shoes

Interesting Facts: When choosing a name, the initial choice was Peds, from the Latin meaning foot, but someone else held that trademark. Keds were first mass-marketed as canvas-top sneakers in 1917. They became known as sneakers because the rubber soles allowed sneaking around silently.

 

Clothing Line Name: Kara Saun Fashion

Company Web site: www.karasaun.com

Year Started: 2006

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Designer Gowns and Cocktail Dresses

Interesting Facts: Kara Saun, best known by Bravo Network viewers as “The Professional”, wowed and inspired the nation as one of the standout designers on Season One of the hit series “Project Runway”.

 

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Clothing Line Name: LNA

Company Web site: www.lnaclothing.com

Year Founded: 2007 by Lauren Alexander and April Leight

Location: Los Angeles, California

Type of Clothing: Best known for their take on the basic tee. Leggins. 

Interesting Facts: Celebrity Clients: Charlize Theron, Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Nicole Richie.

 

Clothing Line Name: LRG (Lifted Research Group), Luxirie by LRG, LRG Skateboarding

Company Web site: www.l-r-g.com

Year Founded: 1999. Started by Jonas Bevacqua and Robert Wright

Location: California

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Streetwear – Men’s and Women’s Clothing, Urban Clothing,

Interesting Facts: LRG’s Celebrity Fashion Clients: Bun B, T.I., Kanye West, Gucci Mane, Chris Brown and more.

 

Clothing Line Name: Lacoste

Company Web site: www.lacoste.com

Year Founded: 1933. Started by René Lacoste with André Gillier

Location: Paris, France

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of High End Men’s and Women’s Clothing, Footwear, Perfume, Leather Goods, Eyewear and more.

Interesting Facts: They also make Izod. Used to make cool Izod wind breakers in the early 80’s.

 

Clothing Line Name: Live Mechanics

Company Web site: www.livemechanics.com

Year Founded: 2000

Location: California

Type of Clothing: Street Couture, Jeans, Jackets, Jogging Suits, and more!

Interesting Facts: Started as most great sportswear companies do: printing tees and sweatshirts and building a strong grassroots

 

Clothing Line Name: Levi’s, Levi Strauss

Company Web site: www.levi.com

Year Founded: 1853 by Levi Strauss. Remains controlled by descendants of Levi Strauss until this very day.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type of Clothing: Best known for their denim jeans.

Interesting Facts: They acquired GWG who was responsible for introducing the first stone washing technique on jeans.

 

Clothing Line Name: Lauren Conrad

Company Web site: www.laurenconrad.com

Year Founded: 2007 by Lauren Conrad and MTV Star

Location: Los Angeles, California

Type of Clothing: Very cute women’s clothing, dresses, tops, and more.

Interesting Facts: Lauren Conrad was originally on the MTV show The Hills. A celebrity clothing line.

 

Clothing Line Name: Liz Claiborne

Company Web site: www.LizClaiborne.com

Year Founded: 1976 by Liz Claiborne

Location: New York, New York

Type of Clothing: Everything! You name it and they make it for women, men and children.

Interesting Facts: Claiborne, the company owns Mexx, Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand. They sold Enyce Clothing to Sean John in 2008.

 

Clothing Line Name: Louis Vuitton – owned by LVMH

Company Web site: www.louisvuitton.com

Year Founded: 1854 by Louis Vuitton

Location: Paris, France

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of High Fashion, Couture, High End Clothing, Accessories, and more.

Interesting Facts: Louis Vuitton has one of the most famous monogram signatures in the world. Started out designing luggage.

 

Clothing Line Name: Lucy Brand

Company Web site: www.luckybrand.com

Year Founded: 1990 by Gene Montesano and Barry Perlman

Location: Los Angeles, California

Type of Clothing: denim, sportswear, knits, wovens, outerwear, T-shirts and active wear

Interesting Facts: Lucy Brand Clients: Ben Affleck, Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Salma Hayek, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Mandy Moore, Jessica Simpson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Preston, Hilary Swank, Vince Vaughn, Ethan Hawke, Chris Noth, Thomas Haden Church, LL Cool J, Matt Damon, Will Smith, John Travolta and more.

 

Clothing Line Name: Lipstick Bandit

Company Web site: www.lipstickbandits.com

Year Founded: 1954

Location: Los Angeles, California

Type of Clothing: Cook Ladies T-shirts

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Clothing Line Name: Love Moschino, Moschino

Company Web site: www.lovemoschino.com

Year Founded: 1983 by Franco Moschino

Location: Italy

Type of Clothing: Jeans, Coats, Purses, Tops, Sweaters and more.

Interesting Facts: 

 

Clothing Line Name: L.A.M.B.

Company Web site: www.l-a-m-b.com

Year Founded: 2003. Started by Singer Gwen Stefani (Used to be in group name No Doubt before going solo)

Location: U.S.A.

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Clothing, shoes, bags, watches, and a perfume called L.

Interesting Facts: L.A.M.B. Celebrity Fashion Clients include: Teri Hatcher, Nicole Kidman, Paris Hilton, and Stefani herself

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Clothing Line Name: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Company Web site: www.marcjacobs.com

Year Started: 1986

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Haute Couture, Ready Wear, Dresses, Pants, Shirts, Skirts, Suits

Interesting Facts: While still at Parsons, Jacobs designed and sold his first line of hand-knit sweaters.

 

Clothing Line Name: Margaret Howell

Company Web site: www.margarethowell.co.uk

Year Started: 1971

Location: London, England

Type of Clothing: Jackets, jumpers, coats, suits, knitwear, Belts, Gloves and Scarves, pants, skirt

Interesting Facts: Margaret Howell started a "home business." After her graduation from college, she sewed a handful of men's shirts in her apartment and showed it to department stores. She received enough orders to start her business.

 

Clothing Line Name: Maria Bonita Extra

Company Web site: www.mariabonitaextra.com.br

Year Started: 2005

Location: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Type of Clothing: Upscale, Dresses, Skirts, Pants, shirts, Denim Jeans

Interesting Facts: Maria Bonita was started by two sisters Julia Torresan and Thais Fryberg.

 

Clothing Line Name: Mecca

Company Web site: www.meccausa.com

Year Started: 1994

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Ready wear, Men, women, Pants, Knit shirt, T-shirts, Jackets, shoes

Interesting Facts: Unfortunately, Michael Alesko, founder of Mecca USA, died spring 98 at age 59. He is surely missed and will always be remembered for his contribution to the world of fashion.

 

Clothing Line Name: Meltin' Pot Jeans

Company Web site: www.meltinpot.com

Year Started: 1994

Location: Italy

Type of Clothing: Denim Jeans

Interesting Facts: In 1994 Meltin'Pot became the first brand in Italy to pick up on America’s Hip Hop culture and they reinvented urban street wear according to Italian and European tastes and styles.

 

Clothing Line Name: Michael Kors

Company Web site: www.michaelkors.com

Year Started: 1981

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Haute Couture, Ready Wear, shoes and accessories

Interesting Facts: Mr. Kors began his career in fashion at the age of 19 designing and merchandising a collection for the renowned boutique Lothar's in New York City. Kors is also a regular judge on Bravo’s Project Runway.

 

Clothing Line Name: Mavi Jeans

Company Web site: www.mavi.com

Year Started: 1991

Location: Istanbul, Turkey and New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Jeans and T-shirts

Interesting Facts: Mavi Jeans is Turkey’s first fashion brand to become global. Mavi has been the leading jeans brand in Turkey since the last 12 years.

 

Clothing Line Name: Miskeen Originals

Company Web site: www.miskeenoriginals.com

Year Started: 1999

Location: Camden, NJ

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of Ready Wear, T-shirts with original paint artwork, Jeans, and button ups

Interesting Facts: Icons such as Jay-Z, The Game, Diddy and Lebron James have been spotted in the colorful one-of-a-kind shirts by Miskeen.

 

Clothing Line Name: Miu Miu

Company Web site: www.miumiu.com

Year Started: 1992

Location: Milan, Italy

Type of Clothing: Upscale Ready wear

Interesting Facts: Miu Miu is positioned as the daily-oriented, more affordable clothing line from the Prada fashion house. The name of the collection is taken from Miuccia Prada's nickname.

 

Clothing Line Name: Moschino

Company Web site: www.moschino.it

Year Started: 1983 by the late Franco Moschino

Location: Milan, Italy

Type of Clothing: Upscale Ready Wear and accessories

Interesting Facts: Moschino designed the dresses modeled after the Turin Mountains for the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.

 

Clothing Line Name: Mossimo

Company Web site: www.mossimo.com.au

Year Started: 1995 by Mossimo Giannulli

Location: Port Melbourne, Australia

Type of Clothing: dresses, pants, sweatshirts, tee-shirts, shorts, handbags, belts, gloves

Interesting Facts: Target, the major discount store, is currently the largest distributor of Mossimo-brand clothing. As a result of the partnership, the company has made it through its many financial hardships.

 

Clothing Line Name: Many Figured Million-Aire

Company Web site: www.mfmaclothing.com

Year Started: 2001 by Jeremy Brown

Location: Stillwater, OK

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Stylish T-Shirts

Interesting Facts: Jeremy Brown coined the phrase “Dream Beyond your means and the Show the world your worth.”

 

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Clothing Line Name: Nine West

Company Web site: www.ninewest.com

Year Founded:

Location:

Type of Clothing: Sportswear, Dresses, Jeanswear, Suits, Menwear, Women’s wear, Shoes and Accesories

Interesting Facts: Owned by Jones Apparel Group who owns: AK: Anne Klein, Jones New York among others.

 

Clothing Line Name: Nautica

Company Web site: www.Nautica.com

Year Founded: 1993 by David Chu who then sold it to VF Corporation in 2003.

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing:

Interesting Facts: Known for their trademark ship on their products. Name derived from Latin word “Nauticus for ship.

 

Clothing Line Name: Nike

Company Web site: www.nike.com

Year Founded: 1972

Location: Oregon

Type of Clothing: Major Sportwear and Equipment Supplier. Leading supplier of athletic shoes and apparel.

Interesting Facts: The most successful shoe company ever.

 

Clothing Line Name: Nicole Miller

Company Web site: www.nicolemiller.com

Year Founded: 1982 by Nicole Miller who was born in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1952.

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Fashion Collections consisting of All types of clothing and accessories for women. Dresses, Jeans, Tops, Coats, etc.

Interesting Facts: She’s considered a pioneer in using celebrities as models.

 

Clothing Line Name: Nicolas K.

Company Web site: www.nicholask.com

Year Founded: 2003 by the sister-brother team of Nicholas and Christopher Kunz

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Women’s and men’s clothing

Interesting Facts: Nicholas, the creative director and designer, attended FIT in New York and the Polimoda School of Design in Florence. Upon her return to the U.S., she took positions with various companies including DKNY, Coach Men's sportswear, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hillfiger, and Polo.

 

Clothing Line Name: Nation LTD.

Company Web site: www.nationltd.com

Year Founded: Started by Jen

Location:

Type of Clothing: Known for cool women’s T-shirts.

Interesting Facts: Jen’s father worked for NASA. Celebrity clients: Paris Hilton, Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johansson, Heidi Klum

 

Clothing Line Name: Norma Kamali

Company Web site: www.normakamalicollection.com

Year Founded: 1968 by Norma Kamali

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Women’s clothing

Interesting Facts: She is a well known fashion designer. She has many accolades in the business.

 

Clothing Line Name: Nudie Jeans

Company Web site: www.nudiejeans.com

Year Founded: 1999

Location: Sweden

Type of Clothing: Known for their jeans.

Interesting Facts: Their slogan for nudie is naked truth about denim

 

Clothing Line Name: Not Your Daughter’s Jeans

Company Web site: www.notyourdaughtersjeans.com

Year Founded: 2003 by Rudes-Sandel, with sister Leslie

Location: California

Type of Clothing: Known for Women’s Jeans as their name would suggest!

Interesting Facts: Their jeans are designed to flatten the tummy, lift your butt and allow you to wear one size smaller.

 

Clothing Line Name: New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc.

Company Web site: www.newbalance.com

Year Founded: 1906 by William J. Riley

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Type of Clothing: Known for shoes

Interesting Facts: One of the few companies that still makes some of their products in the USA.

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Clothing Line Name: Old Navy

Company Web site: www.oldnavy.com

Year Started: 1994

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type of Clothing: Ready wear fashions and accessories

Interesting Facts: The Gap is the parent company of Old Navy. In 1994, the Founder of Gap, Inc., and the CEO were visiting Paris, France and came upon a place distinctly named Old Navy and it struck a chord with them.

 

Company Name: Oakley

Company Web site: www.oakley.com

Year Started: 1975 by Jim Jannard

Location: Lake Forrest, CA

Type of Product: Custom Goggles and High Sun glasses

Interesting Facts: Oakley was started by Jim Jannard in 1975 in his garage with an initial investment of $300.

 

Clothing Line Name: Obey Clothing

Company Web site: www.obeyclothing.com

Year Started: 2001 by Shepard Fairey

Location: Santa Ana, CA.

Type of Clothing: Denim, T-Shirts, Sweat shirts, sweaters, Jackets, Hats, bags

Interesting Facts: Shepard Fairey is an artist who's work has been seen by millions of people around the world

 

Clothing Line Name: Overland Equipment

Company Web site: www.overlandequipment.com

Year Started: 1981

Location: Chico, CA

Type of Clothing: Lap Top bags, Gym Bags, Eco Bags, Slow Travel bag

Interesting Facts: Overland Equipment started with one sewing machine, a shiny pair of red scissors inside a garage.

 

Clothing Line Name: One True Saxon

Company Web site: www.onetruesaxon.com

Year Started: 1887

Location: London, England

Type of Clothing: Ready wear, Jackets, Denim, Polo shirts, T-shirts, Sweat shirts, Hoodies, shoes

Interesting Facts: One True Saxon was set up by three ordinary blokes (friends) all obsessed with decent clothing from Nottingham.

 

Clothing Line Name: Oshkosh B’gosh

Company Web site: www.oshkoshbgosh.com

Year Started: 1895

Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Type of Clothing: Children’s denim, Knit shirts, Sweaters, T-shirts, Tanks, Overalls

Interesting Facts: Oshkosh B'Gosh clothes are no longer made in Oshkosh, and the company was recently sold to Carter's, Inc., another clothing manufacturer, though it still operates under the original name and maintains a corporate headquarters in Oshkosh.

 

Clothing Line Name: Oscar De La Renta

Company Web site: www.oscardelarenta.com

Year Started: 1965

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Luxury Bridal and Ready wear, Shoes, Purses, Designer Glasses, Fragrances 

Interesting Facts: De la Renta was solely a Dominican citizen due to past United States law prohibiting dual-citizenship. He renounced his Dominican citizenship in 1971, when he was naturalized as a United States citizen. Although he was offered the post of Dominican ambassador to the United States, de la Renta refused to part with his newly acquired citizenship, and declined the nomination. Today he holds both a US and a Dominican passport.

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Clothing Line Name: Perry Ellis

Company Web site: www.perryellis.com

Year Founded: 1978 by an American Designer born in Virginia. His line before this was called Portfolio (1976).

Location: Miami, FL

Type of Clothing: All types of clothing and fashion accessories for Men, Women and Children.

Interesting Facts: Perry Ellis died when he was only 46. Even though he couldn’t sketch, he created a successful brand.

 

Clothing Line Name: Paige Premium Denim

Company Web site: www.paigepremiumdenim.com

Year Founded: 2004 by fit model Paige Adams-Geller

Location: Culver City, California

Type of Clothing: Denim Jean Brand

Interesting Facts: Paige who is known for having “the best butt in the business” now claims to have “the best butt jeans” in the business. As the body behind such brands as 7 For All Mankind, Lucky Brand, Citizens of Humanity, Guess and others, Paige Adams-Geller realized it was time she used her expertise and unique values to create the “perfect fitting jean.”

 

Clothing Line Name: Puma

Company Web site: www.puma.com

Year Founded: 1924 by Rudolf Dassler – who formerly ran a shoe company with his brother Adi (Dessler Brothers Shoe Co.)

Location: Germany

Type of Clothing: Footwear, Accessories, Sportswear

Interesting Facts: While running Dessler Brothers Shoe Company – two brothers parted ways on harsh terms. After the break-up, brother Adi started Adidas and brother Rudolf started Puma. Until this day, the two companies never disclose their link to each other. Both brothers were part of the Nazi party during War War II which is one of the reasons they fell out after one brother had got captured and blamed the capture on the other brother. This is truly an incredible fashion story!

 

Clothing Line Name: Paper Denim & Cloth

Company Web site:

Year Founded: co-founded by Scott Morrison who now has created a new denim line called Earnest Sewn.

Location:

Type of Clothing: Known for creating high end designer jeans

Interesting Facts: 

 

Clothing Line Name: Prada Fashion House

Company Web site: www.Prada.com

Year Founded: 1992 by Mario Prada

Location: Milan, Italy

Type of Clothing: High End Designer Clothing and Fashion Accessories. This is a luxury fashion company.

Interesting Facts: The movie “The Devil Wears Prada” was inspired by the fashion house as would suggest from the name.

 

Clothing Line Name: Pastelle by Kanye West

Company Web site: www.pasttellmuseum.com

Year Founded: T.B.D. Coming soon from famous rapper / producer Kanye West.

Location:

Type of Clothing:

Interesting Facts: Kanye West at the time of this post was seeking to intern in London at a major fashion house.

 

Clothing Line Name: Plenty by Tracy Reece, Tracy Reese

Company Web site: www.tracyreese.com

Year Founded: 1998

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Women’s clothing. Designer Fashion.

Interesting Facts: With an innate desire to create beautiful things, Detroit native Tracy Reese headed for Manhattan in 1982 to attend Parsons School of Design where she received an accelerated degree in 1984.

 

Clothing Line Name: Pelle Pelle

Company Web site: www.pellepelle.com

Year Founded: 1978 by Marc Buchanan

Location: Auburn Hills, Michigan

Type of Clothing: Became known for producing cutting edge leather jackets then branched out to all clothing.

Interesting Facts: Celebrity clients: 50 Cent, Ludacris, Usher, Fat Joe, Mario and many more.

 

Clothing Line Name: Playboy Clothing

Company Web site: www.shopthebunny.com

Founded: by Hugh Hefner

Location:

Type of Clothing: Women’s jeans, lingerie, Tees, Sweat suits and more.

Interesting Facts: Most of the Playboy products, clothing, etc. are all handled through licensing.

 

Clothing Line Name: Pepe Jeans

Company Web site: www.pepejeans.com

Year Founded: 1973 by the 3 Shah Brothers who were born in Kenya

Location: Barcelona, Spain-based corporation

Type of Clothing: Known for hip jeans for Men, Women and Children among other types of clothing.

Interesting Facts: This brand is one of the best selling Jean brands in Europe in their market.

 

Clothing Line Name: Parish Nation Clothing

Company Web site: www.parish-nation.com

Year Founded: 2006 by Evan Davis, Tony Shellman, Pericles Papayannis, Ashod Spendjan and Chaka Wilson

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Streetwear inspired by military themes.

Interesting Facts: Line was started by some of the founders of Enyce clothing company after Enyce was sold to Liz Claiborne.

 

Clothing Line Name: Phat Farm

Company Web site: www.phatfarm.com

Year Founded: 1992 by Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons who founded the highly successful Def Jam Records.

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Preppy inspired Jeans, Sweaters, T-shirts and more.

Interesting Facts: Had once went bankrupt but Russell stuck with it and made it into a fashion industry success story. Russell sold Phat Farm to Kellwood in 2007 for 140 million dollars.

 

Clothing Line Name: Pro Keds

Company Web site: www.prokeds.com

Year Founded: 1949

Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

Type of Clothing: Shoe line.

Interesting Facts: Ked which is the parent company was started in 1916.

 

Clothing Line Name: PZI Jeans (Perazzi Apparel Company)

Company Web site: www.pzijeans.com

Year Founded: 2002

Location: Atlanta, GA

Type of Clothing: Jeans, Tees, Jackets and more

Interesting Facts: Specializes in jeans that are made to fit fuller hips, and curvy bottom women.

 

Clothing Line Name: Pastry Shoe Collection

Company Web site: www.pastrykicks.com

Year Founded: 2007 by Angela and Vanessa Simmons

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Pastry color inspired shoes for women and girls.

Interesting Facts: The two designers are daughters of Joseph Simmons, AKA. Run from Run DMC. They have a show on MTV called Runs House and Daddy’s Girls.

 

Clothing Line Name: Privacy Wear

Company Web site: www.privacywear.com

Year Founded: Started by Carolyn Jones

Location: Corona, California

Type of Clothing: Jeans, Tees, Hoodies, Sweaters and more

Interesting Facts: Carolyn was inspired to do a line and be in position to donate to breast cancer in which her mom passed from.

 

Clothing Line Name: Paul Fredrick

Company Web site: www.paulfredrick.com

Year Started: 1986

Location: Fleetwood, PA 

Type of Clothing: Suits, Dress Shirts, Neckwear, Sport Shirts, Sports coats, Shoes, Belts, Boxers

Interesting Facts: All clothing under the brand is exclusively sold through the company's web-site and catalog, which is mailed to approximately 10 million recipients. According to its web-site, the company aims at the market for it describes as "classic" styles of formal and semi-casual men's apparel.

 

Clothing Line Name: Pony

Company Web site: www.pony.com

Year Started: 1972

Location: San Diego, CA

Type of Clothing: Shoes, and Sports Apparel

Interesting Facts: Global Brand Marketing acquired a majority share of Pony in 2003. Pony has recently been bought by Sharp Gain Profits Ltd. Pony was relaunched in 2008 in San Diego.

 

Clothing Line Name: Poetic Rage Clothing

Company Web site: www.poeticrageclothingcompany.com

Year Started: 2005 by Jon and Patricc

Location: Orlando, FL

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Shirts and jackets bearing poetry and poetic images.

Interesting Facts: The Company was started by two former U. S. Marines/ best friends turned fashion designers.

 

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Clothing Line Name: Quicksilver

Company Web site: www.quiksilver.com

Year Started: 1970

Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Type of Clothing: Jackets, Pants, Shorts, Sweater, T-shirts, Tanks, Hats, Socks, Shoes, Watches

Interesting Facts: Quicksilver was founded in Australia in 1970

 

Clothing Line Name: Quarks

Company Web site: www.quarkgear.com

Year Started: 1960

Location: Andover, MA

Type of Clothing: Light Weight Shoes

Interesting Facts: Quarks are ULTRA lightweight shoes that offer long-wear comfort in a moisture managed environment.

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Clothing Line Name: Reebok

Company Web site: www.reebok.com

Year Founded: 1895 but was originally named J.W. Foster & Sons but was renamed Reebok in 1958

Location: Canton, Massachusetts

Type of Clothing: Sporting apparel, shoes and accessories

Interesting Facts: Reebok is a subsidiary of Adidas AG. Adidas bought Reebok for 3.78 billion us / 3.1 billion euros.

 

Clothing Line Name: Rich and Skinny

Company Web site: www.richandskinnyjeans.com

Year Founded: 2006

Location: California

Type of Clothing: Jeans is their specialty.

Interesting Facts: Rich & Skinny was started by Michael Glasser, founder of Seven For All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity, and Joie Rucker, founder/designer of Joie Jeans and head designer of Levi’s and Guess?. Their web site is one to see! Very, very nice!

 

Clothing Line Name: Robert Rodriguez

Company Web site: www.robertrodriguezcollection.com

Year Founded: 2003 by Robert Rodriguez and Business Partner Nicola Guarna

Location: Los Angeles, California

Type of Clothing: Clothing inspired by Haute Couture

Interesting Facts: Celebrities clients: Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, Angela Bassett, Nicole Kidman and Oprah Winfrey

 

Clothing Line Name: Request Jeans

Company Web site: www.request-usa.com

Year Founded: 1998 by Layla Jebara

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Known for jeans with great washes that don’t break your wallet.

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Clothing Line Name: Rocawear Clothing

Company Web site: www.Rocawear.com

Year Started: 1999 by famous Rapper Jay Z (Married to singer Beyonce) and Damon Dash who together started Roc-a-Fella Records.

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Men's, Women’s, Children's, Urban Clothing, Streetwear, Watches, and other accessories.

Interesting Facts: Jay-Z bought Dash out then sold it to Iconix Brand Group for 204 million. Jay-Z is still involved with company.

 

Clothing Line Name: Rachel Roy

Company Web site:  www.rachelroy.com

Year Founded: 2005 by Rachel Roy

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Women’s Clothing

Interesting Facts: Rachel Roy is married to Hip Hop Mogul Damon Dash, one of the Co- founders of Rocawear and Rocafella Records.

 

Clothing Line Name: Rasjudah Clothing

Company Web site: www.rasjudah.com

Year Founded: 2000 by Dominiq

Location: Long Beach, CA

Type of Clothing: Tees, Jeans, Hoodies for Men and Women

Interesting Facts: Reggae influenced clothing

 

Clothing Line Name: Ralph Lauren, Polo, Lauren, Ralph,

Company Web site: www.ralphlauren.com

Year Founded: 1967 by Ralph Lauren who got a $50,000 loan to start the company

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Men’s, Women and Children High End Clothing, Accessories, and Fragrances

Interesting Facts: Ralph Lauren is one of the largest clothing lines in the United States.

 

Clothing Line Name: Rich Yung Society

Company Web site: www.richyungsociety.com

Year Founded: 2006 by Rapper Fabolous (A.K.A John Jackson)

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Hip Hop Clothing Line but on high end.

Interesting Facts: Celebrity Clothing Line

 

Clothing Line Name: Rock & Republic

Company Web site: www.rockandrepublic.com

Year Founded: 2002 by Michael Ball

Location: Culver City, CA

Type of Clothing: American High End Jeans Brand that also features other type of clothing for Men and Women.

Interesting Facts: Prior to starting this clothing line, Ball started out designing team uniforms for cycling team he was on.

 

Clothing Line Name: Red Monkey

Company Web site: www.redmonkeydesigns.com

Year Founded: 2002

Location: Los Angeles, California

Type of Clothing: Vintage inspired custom fashion accessories like leather wristbands.

Interesting Facts: Red Monkey Clothing by Martin Koshoh is an original local brand in Hong Kong. The brand was named after its creator Martin, who was dubbed Red Monkey by the Japanese native “YAMANE”, creator of the “AVISYA TAILOR.” The celebrity client list is long!

 

Clothing Line Name: Rock Star Clothing

Company Web site: www.rock-star.com

Year Founded: 2005

Location: Europe

Type of Clothing: T-shirts, Polo’s, Hoodies, Sweatshirts, Underwear

Interesting Facts: Rock star Clothing was founded in 2005 in Europe and is currently selling clothes to over 75 countries worldwide!

 

Clothing Line Name: Rockport

Company Web site: www.rockport.com

Year Founded: 1971 by Father and Son duo - Saul and Bruce Katz

Location: Canton, Massachusetts

Type of Clothing: Shoe Manufacturer

Interesting Facts: Was bought by Reebok in 1984, now Reebok and Rockport are now owned by Adidas.

 

Clothing Line Name: Ruthless Art Clothing Company

Company Web site: www.ruthlessartnyc.com

Year Founded: 2007

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Cool graphics on clothing is their specialty. Urban Streetwear Line.

Interesting Facts: Many celebrity clients like Musiq Soulchild, Ludacris, Fabolous and more

 

Clothing Line Name: Russell Simmons Argyle Culture Collection

Company Web site: www.argyleculture.com

Year Founded: 2008. A new clothing line from entertainment mogul Russell Simmons.

Location: NYC

Type of Clothing: Clothing for the sophisticated urban man.

Interesting Facts: After starting, Phat Farm and selling it. Russell decided to start this signature clothing line.

 

Clothing Line Name: Red or Dead

Company Web site: www.redordead.com

Year Founded: 1982 by Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway (husband and wife team)

Location: London, UK

Type of Clothing: Shoes, Watches, Bags, Sunglasses

Interesting Facts: Known for their playful yet very energetic designs

 

Clothing Line Name: Raven Symone Clothing

Company Web site:

Year Founded:

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Clothing for young women

Interesting Facts: She has a hit show called “That’s so Raven.”

 

Clothing Line Name: Run Athletics

Company Web site: http://www.runathletics.com/

Year Founded: by Russell Simmons and Joseph Simmons

Location: NYC

Type of Clothing: Sneaker company and athletic clothing.

Interesting Facts: Run is always seen wearing his line on Run’s House on MTV. He also has his indoor basketball decorated with the Run Athletic logo.

 

Clothing Line Name: Robert Graham

Company Web site: www.robertgraham.us

Year Started: 2001 by Robert Stock

Location: New York, NY.

Type of Clothing: Designer Shirts, Vest, Jackets, knits, Shorts, Swim wear, Cufflinks

Interesting Facts: Bronx native Robert Stock had 40 years of fashion industry accomplishments before launching his designer brand Robert Graham. He formed his point of view at an early age taking his fashion cues from his father's love from beautifully tailored dress shirts.

 

Clothing Line Name: Rick Owens

Company Web site: www.owenscorp.com

Year Started: 1994

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Men and Women Designer fashions

Interesting Facts: Academy Award-nominate and Emmy Award winning costume designer Patricia Field used some of Rick Owens pieces to create a fashion-forward look for Emily Blunt's character in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada.

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Clothing Line Name: Sean John Fashion

Company Web site: www.seanjohn.com

Year Started: 1999

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Ready Wear, Jeans, Polo Shirts, T-shirts, Sweaters, Jackets, Shoes, Cologne

Interesting Facts: Sean John fashion was founded by famous music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs

 

Clothing Line Name: Salt Works Jeans

Company Web site: www.swjeans.com

Year Started: 2004

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Denim Jeans, Denim Skirts

Interesting Facts: Salt Works jeans come in three main styles that reflect the brand's New York roots.

 

Clothing Line Name: Sterling Williams

Company Web site: www.sterlingwilliamsinc.com

Year Started: N/A

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Ready Wear, T-shirt, Pants, Blazers, Sweaters, Button up shirts

Interesting Facts: Sterling Williams took an iron-on T-shirt and turned it into a complete cutting edge clothing line.

 

Clothing Line Name: Schott Leather Jackets

Company Web site: www.schottnyc.com

Year Started: 1913

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Leather Jacket, Leather Pants

Interesting Facts: In 1913, as Ford's new Model T began to crowd the already bustling streets of New York City, two brothers, the sons of a Russian immigrant, went after their piece of the American Dream. Irving and Jack Schott starting making raincoats in a basement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan which were then sold by street peddlers door to door.

 

Clothing Line Name: Sergio Valente

Company Web site: www.svjeans.com

Year Started: 1981

Location: Kent, WA

Type of Clothing: Designer Denim Jeans

Interesting Facts: Sergio Valente is an American clothing brand best known for juniors' and women's designer jeans and stretch-denim fabrics. It is owned by the privately held Seattle Pacific Industries Inc.

 

Clothing Line Name: Sesto Meucci

Company Web site: www.sestomeucci.com

Year Started: 1955

Location: Florence, Italy /Missouri

Type of Clothing: Designer Italian Shoes

Interesting Facts: All Sesto Meucci shoes are crafted in Italy using only the finest Italian materials and time-honored manufacturing processes.

 

Clothing Line Name: Shady LTD

Company Web site: www.shadyltd.com

Year Started: 2001

Location: Ventura County, CA

Type of Clothing: Ready Wear, T-shirts, Hoodies, Polo Shirts, Denim Pants, Hats

Interesting Facts: Shady Ltd is rapper Eminem's clothing line--is licensed by Nesi Fashion Brands. A celebrity clothing line.

 

Clothing Line Name: Spicy Brown

Company Web site: www.spicybrown.com

Year Started: 2003

Location: California

Type of Clothing: T-shirts

Interesting Facts: Artists retain full control and ownership of the artwork they create specifically for Spicy Brown use. And all of our t-shirts are made In the U.S.A. and sweatshop-free.

 

Clothing Line Name: Sperry Top-Sider

Company Web site: www.sperrytopsider.com

Year Started: 1935

Location: Richmond, IN

Type of Clothing: Pants, Shorts, T-shirt, Sweat shirts, Sweater, Jackets, Shoes, Hats, Bags

Interesting Facts: Sperry Top-Sider is the official footwear of the U.S. Sailing Team, Zodiac Academy, the World Billfish Series, and the Shimano Fishing Tour.

 

Clothing Line Name: Southpole

Company Web site: www.southpole-usa.com

Year Started: 1991

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Men and Women, Denim Jeans, Polo Shirts, Sweat Shirts, T-shirts, Hoodies,

Interesting Facts: Southpole was founded by brothers David and Kenny Khym, two Korean natives from a family of five children who immigrated to the United States from Inchon in 1977.

 

Clothing Line Name: Silver Jeans

Company Web site: www.silverjeans.com

Year Started: 1921

Location: Kent, WA

Type of Clothing: Designer Denim Jeans

Interesting Facts: Silver Jeans is a Canadian company based out of Winnipeg. The company has successfully stretched from Canada to the U.S. and on to Europe.

 

Clothing Line Name: Skechers

Company Web site: www.skechers.com

Year Started: 1992

Location: Manhattan Beach, CA

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Shoes and Boots

Interesting Facts: Robert Greenberg the founder of 1980s icon L.A. Gear heads up Skechers as Chairman and CEO of this billion dollar world renowned company.

 

Clothing Line Name: St. John

Company Web site: www.sjk.com

Year Started: 1962 by Robert and Marie Gray

Location: Irvine, CA

Type of Clothing: Upscale, luxury American brand for formal wear

Interesting Facts: The brand has its collections and styles sold in specialty stores in 29 countries and 31 company-owned retail boutiques in the US. Beginning in spring of 2006, Angelina Jolie became the new face and spokeswoman for St. John.

 

Clothing Line Name: Sixty

Company Web site: http://www.sixty.net

Year Started: 1990

Location: Chieti, Italy

Type of Clothing: Denim Jeans

Interesting Facts: Sixty is elegant denim jeans with hand-made treatments and industrialized processes.

 

Clothing Line Name: Stella McCartney

Company Web site: www.stellamccartney.com

Year Started: 2001

Location: West Sussex, England

Type of Clothing:  luxury ready-to-wear, Pants, Shirts shoes, bags, eyewear, accessories,

Interesting Facts: Stella McCartney launched 2001 as a joint venture with the Gucci Group. She also launched a joint-venture line with Adidas. In 2004, she designed clothes for Madonna's Re-Invention Tour, Annie Lennox's summer tour, and Gwyneth Paltrow's and Jude Law's costumes for the film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

 

Clothing Line Name: Stacy Adams

Company Web site: www.stacyadams.com

Year Started: 1875

Location: Glendale, WI

Type of Clothing: Designer Shoes and Sandals, Clothes and accessories

Interesting Facts: Stacy Adams is currently owned by Weyco Group, but it was founded in 1875 in Brockton, MA by William H. Stacy and Henry L. Adams.

 

Clothing Line Name: Siwy Denim

Company Web site: www.siwydenim.com

Year Started: 2005

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Designer Denim Jeans

Interesting Facts: Each piece is finished with hand-crafted labels made out of vintage feed sack cloth.  Starting in the late eighteen forties through the mid twentieth century, feed sacks were an integral part of rural American life.

 

Clothing Line Name: Steve Madden

Company Web site: www.stevemadden.com

Year Started: 1990

Location: Staten Island, NY

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Shoes, clothing and accessories

Interesting Facts: In 2002, Madden was convicted of stock manipulation, money laundering, and securities fraud. He was sentenced to 41 months in prison, and was made to resign as CEO from Steve Madden Ltd and from the board of directors. Shortly after resigning as CEO, Madden set himself up as a creative consultant with Steve Madden Ltd., a position for which he drew $700,000 even when he was in prison.

 

Clothing Line Name: Stussy

Company Web site: www.stussy.com

Year Started: 1980 by Shawn Stussy

Location: IRVINE, CA.

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Shirts, Pants, Jackets, accessories

Interesting Facts: In 1980 Shawn Stussy made his mark. He screen printed his scrawled signature on t-shirts and sold them with surfboards around Laguna Beach, California. These t-shirts set the stage for things to come and spawned Stussy, a clothing label that flipped casual wear with a classic style that changed the fashion world forever.

 

Clothing Line Name: Starr D

Company Web site: www.starrd.com

Year Started: 2002

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Women’s Designer Jeans without the gap when you bend over or sit down

Interesting Facts: Britney Spears, Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani, Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Jessica Alba, Hilary Duff & many others have worn Starr D.

 

Clothing Line Name: Shane & Shawn

Company Web site: www.shaneandshawn.com

Year Started: 2003

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Designer Shoes and Boots, Men’s and Women’s T-shirts

Interesting Facts: Shane & Shawn are identical twins from Detroit, MI.. They moved to New York where the two started their shoe brand Detny. Their shoe name was developed from taking the abbreviated names of both cities and placing them together to get the name Detny.

 

Clothing Line Name: Scotch & Soda

Company Web site: www.scotch-soda.com

Year Started: 2000

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Type of Clothing: Ready Wear, Denim, Rugby shirts, Hoodies, T-shirts,

Interesting Facts: Scotch & Soda originally started in 1985 and then restarted in 2000.

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Name: Tom Ford

Company Web site: www.tomford.com

Year Founded: 2006 by Tom Ford. He is a very established world renowned fashion designer.

Location:

Type of Clothing: High End Designer Fashion

Interesting Facts: Tom used to be head creative designer at Gucci. Started at Gucci in 1990. One of the today’s most famous designers.

 

Clothing Line Name: Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy,

Company Web site: www.tommy.com

Year Founded: 1984 by Thomas Jacob Hilfiger

Location: NYC

Type of Clothing: All styles of clothing, fragrances etc. for men, women and children.

Interesting Facts: Hilfiger was offered jobs at Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis and he was broke but still turned the jobs down because he wanted to start his own line. Hilfiger started out buying jeans by other brands, customizing them and then reselling them to boutiques. Hilfiger never went to fashion school but because of his keen sense of style he was able to make the Tommy brand highly successful. By 2004, The Tommy brand was making over 1.8 billion dollars a year.

 

Clothing Line Name: Timberland

Company Web site: www.timberland.com

Year Founded: 1952 by Nathan Swartz

Location: Boston, MA but headquarters is in New Hampshire.

Type of Clothing: Outdoor wear, boots and shoes

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Clothing Line Name: The North Face

Company Web site: www.thenorthface.com

Year Founded: 1968 by Douglas Tompkins and Dick Klopp

Location: San Lendro, CA

Type of Clothing: Outerwear, Fleece, Footwear, Skiwear, and outdoor gear and equipment.

Interesting Facts: Now one of the most well known companies in outerwear got its start as an equipment retail store in San Francisco before becoming The North Face.

 

Clothing Line Name: Tory Burch

Company Web site: www.toryburch.com

Year Founded: 2004 by Tory Burch born in Philadelphia, PA.

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Classic American sportswear with an eclectic sensibility

Interesting Facts: Celebrity Clients include Cameron Diaz, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Uma Thurman and Hilary Swank.

 

Clothing Line Name: True Religion Brand Jeans

Company Web site: www.truereligionbrandjeans.com

Year Founded: 2002 by by husband and wife team Jeffrey and Kym Lubell

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Premium Denim Line. Super cool back pocket details! They have expanded into all type of clothing.

Interesting Facts: True Religion is a publicly traded company. After the divorce between Jeffrey and Kym, she started a new denim brand called BabaKul in 2007.

 

Clothing Line Name: Twisted Heart Clothing Company

Company Web site: www.twistedheart.com

Year Founded: 2004 by husband and wife, Derek and Cynthia Federman.

Location: Bellevue, WA

Type of Clothing: Sexy sweat suits embellished with crystals, sequins and studs, flattering premium denim, luxurious cashmere sweaters and trendy, fun outerwear 

Interesting Facts: Twisted Heart, is the glamorous girl’s answer to casual. Twisted Heart is made by the same Seattle based company, Derek Andrew, as twilltwentytwo (www.twilltwentytwo.com)

 

Clothing Line Name: Tag Jeans Company

Company Web site: www.tagjeans.com

Year Founded:

Location: Los Angeles, California

Type of Clothing: Premium Denim Jeans for women.

Interesting Facts: Made in USA

 

Clothing Line Name: Triple 5 Soul

Company Web site: www.triple5soul.com

Year Founded: 1989 by fashion designer Camella Ehlke

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Type of Clothing: All type of clothing and fashion for Men and Women.

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Clothing Line Name: Todd Smith by LL Cool J.

Company Web site: www.toddsmithny.com

Year Founded: ? But was founded by Rapper / Actor LL Cook J. AKA Todd Smith

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Men’s Clothing – Jeans, Hats, Jackets, Tees and more.

Interesting Facts: LL Cool J was hugely responsible for the initial success of FUBU. A celebrity clothing line.

 

Clothing Line Name: The Ultimate Hip Hop Collection

Company Web site: www.tuhhc.com

Year Founded: 2005 by The Garrett Brothers

Location: New York, NY and 2nd Loc. Elmhurst IL

Type of Clothing: Hip Hop line of Tees, Hats, Sweatshirts and more

Interesting Facts: Caters to the fashion conscience and those wanting unique apparel designs with a comfortable fit and comfortable price point. This line is also a Harper Arrington Client. Make sure you support them.

 

Clothing Line Name: Taverniti So Jeans

Company Web site:

Year Founded: 2004 by Jimmy Taverniti and Paul Guez (founder of Sasson Jeans)

Location: Commerce, CA

Type of Clothing: Jeans

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Clothing Line Name: Theory Clothing

Company Web site: www.theory.com

Year Founded: 1997

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Women and Men’s clothing

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Clothing Line Name: Three Dots

Company Web site:

Year Founded: 1995 by Sharon Lebon

Location: California

Type of Clothing: Women’s clothing brand

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Clothing Line Name: Tayion Clothing

Company Web site: www.tayionclothing.com

Year Founded: 2003 by Montee Tayion Holland

Location: New York

Type of Clothing: Some of the coolest and stylish men’s suits ever. Very nice.

Interesting Facts: It was rumored he designed for the Steve Harvey Collection prior to starting his own line. Now countless celebrities can be seen wearing his very fashionable suits including stars from the hit NBC show Heros.

 

Clothing Line Name: Tod’s Clothing

Company Web site: www.tods.com

Year Founded: 1920

Location: Italy

Type of Clothing: Italian Shoe Company

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Clothing Line Name: Topless California

Company Web site: www.toplesscalifornia.com

Year Started: 2005

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Designer T-shirts

Interesting Facts: The team behind the brand has been in the apparel & music industries for years and Topless California represents everything they have learnt during this time.

 

Clothing Line Name: Tiffany & Co.

Company Web site: www.tiffany.com

Year Founded: 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City

Location: New York

Type of Company: High-end Jeweler, Watches, Bracelets, Necklaces, Rings, Wedding Bands and more.

Interesting Facts: While not a clothing company, Tiffany & Co. jewelry goes hand in hand with the fashion world. Tiffany & Co. is one of the most recognized jewelry and diamond brands in the world. After all, a Tiffany & Co. watch or bracelet can go perfectly with your fashion ensemble. In fact, Tiffany and Co. started out as a stationary and goods emporium. On their first day of operation in 1837, they made $4.98. In 2007, they make over 2.9 billion dollars.

 

Clothing Line Name: Tapout Clothing

Company Web site: www.tapout.com

Year Started: 1997 by Charles Lewis Jr.

Location: Grand Terrace, CA

Type of Clothing: T-shirts, Sweat Shirts, Hoodies, Shorts, Hats, Shoes,

Interesting Facts: Charles Lewis Jr. the founder of Tapout Clothing died in a fatal car accident on Wednesday 11, 2009. The mix martial arts (MMA) mogul was also known as The Mask. Tapout Clothing is the fastest growing clothing line to come out of the MMA arena. Charles Lewis Jr will truly be missed.

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Clothing Line Name: UFO Contemporary Inc.

Company Web site: www.ufojeans.com

Year Started: 1967

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Jeans, T-shirt and parachute pants

Interesting Facts: Leo Brody, along with his wife Evelyn, built up a flourishing military surplus business in the 1940's as a branch of their business, originally called An-Ev, Leo Decided to expand into jean wear.

 

Clothing Line Name: UGG

Company Web site: www.uggaustralia.com

Year Started: 1978

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Type of Clothing: Stylish Boots

Interesting Facts: Oprah featured UGG boots in her 2003 Oprah's Favorite Things show, the Baby Pink and Baby Blue UGG Classic Boots from UGG became a runaway holiday bestseller.

 

Clothing Line Name: Under Armour

Company Web site: www.underarmour.com

Year Started: 1996

Location: Baltimore, MD

Type of Clothing: Workout Under garments, Sweatshirt, Hoodies, T-shirts, Sweatpants, shoes

Interesting Facts: Under Armour, Inc. began trading as a public company on November 18, 2005.

 

Clothing Line Name: Unisa

Company Web site: www.unisa.com

Year Started: 1973

Location: USA

Type of Clothing: Women’s Shoes, Hand bags and accessories

Interesting Facts: The product is sourced globally from Italy, Brazil, Spain and Asia. Unisa designs and distributes shoes in the USA, Canada, Europe, Central and South America and the Pacific Rim.

 

Clothing Line Name: UXA

Company Web site: www.uxashop.myshopify.com  

Year Started: N/A

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Premium T-Shirts and Hats

Interesting Facts: UXA was created by Zoo York's Jeff Pang, Peter Bici and Peter Huynh.

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Clothing Line Name: Valentino, Valentino S.p.A

Company Web site: www.valentino.com

Year Founded: 1965 by fashion designer Valentino Garavani

Location: Rome, Italy

Type of Clothing: High End Designer Fashions for Men and Women

Interesting Facts: Many celebrities that even included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis back in the days.

 

Clothing Line Name: Versace, Gianni Versace S.p.A

Company Web site: www.versace.com

Year Founded: 1978 by the late Gianni Versace

Location: Milan, Italy

Type of Clothing: High End Designer Collection of clothing, furnishing, handbags, fragrances and more

Interesting Facts: After Gianni was tragically killed, his sister Donatella Versace took over the company.  

 

Clothing Line Name: Vera Wang

Company Web site: www.verawangonweddings.com

Year Founded: 1990 by Vera Wang

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Bridal Gowns, Home Furnishings, Jewelry, Fragrances and more.

Interesting Facts: Before starting her line, she was also the senior fashion editor at Vogue Magazine. After she left Vogue she was the design director at Ralph Lauren for a couple of years. In 1990 she opened a store and began designing bridal gowns and became well known from it.

 

Clothing Line Name: Vince Clothing

Company Web site:

Year Founded: 2003

Location: Los Angles, CA

Type of Clothing: Dresses, Pants, Tops, Tees, Jackets and more

Interesting Facts: Celebrity clients include Kate Hudson and Renee Zellweger

 

Clothing Line Name: Victoria Beckham

Company Web site:

Year Founded:

Location:

Type of Clothing: Women’s Clothing

Interesting Facts: In 2004, Beckham launched a fashion design career by developing a line for Rock & Republic, called “VB Rocks”,

 

Clothing Line Name: Vael Clothing

Company Web site:

Year Founded: 2008

Location: California

Type of Clothing: Shoe Company

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Clothing Line Name: Victoria's Secret

Company Web site: www.VictoriasSecret.com

Year Founded: 1977 by Roy Raymond

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Type of Clothing: Bras, Lingerie, panties, sleepwear, hosiery, women's clothing, fragrances and beauty products

Interesting Facts: Well known for the Victoria Secret Angel Models. They also made 5 billion dollars in 2006. Roy Raymond (the original founder) sold the company to The Limited in 1982 for 4 million dollars. He originally funded the business by borrowing $80,000, half from relatives and half from a bank. Raymond later opened a children's clothing shop which went bankrupt in less than two years, leaving him mentally and financially devastated. Deeply troubled over the failure of both the business and his marriage, he walked halfway across San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and jumped to his death on 26 August 1993.

 

Clothing Line Name: Von Dutch Originals

Company Web site: www.vondutch.com

Year: 1999

Location: Los Angeles

Type of Clothing: Tees, Jeans, Hats, and more

Interesting Facts: The company is named after American artist Kenny Howard whose nick name was Dutch. After Kenny’s Death, the line was sold to a Japanese company then to Tonny Sorensen.

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Clothing Line Name: William Rast Clothing

Company Web site: www.williamrast.com

Year Founded: 2006 by grammy award winning singer / actor Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala

Location: Los Angeles, California

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s clothing, jeans, tops, jackets, and more.

Interesting Facts: They named this clothing line based on a combination of each of their grandfather’s name.

 

Clothing Line Name: Wai Ching Fashion

Company Web site: www.wai-ching.com

Year Started: 2003

Location: Seattle, WA

Type of Clothing: Bridal, Pants, Shirts, Jackets, Dresses, Kimonos, Suits, Jumpsuits, Men’s wear

Interesting Facts: The name Wai Ching is Cantonese for wisdom and virtue.

 

Clothing Line Name: WESC Fashion

Company Web site: www.wesc.com

Year Started: 2000

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Jackets, Knit shirts, Sweaters, Shorts, Swimsuits

Interesting Facts: The founders of WESC are all avid skateboarders and snowboarders.

 

Clothing Line Name: White Mountain Clothing

Company Web site: www.whitemt.com

Year Started: 1980

Location: Lisbon, NH

Type of Clothing: Women’s Shoe and Sandals

Interesting Facts: The Company’s name and image derive from its factory location in the rural White Mountains of New Hampshire.

 

Clothing Line Name: Woolrich Clothing

Company Web site: www.woolrich.com

Year Started: 1830

Location: Woolrich, PA

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Pant, Shirts, Sweaters, Vests, Skirts, Dresses, Jackets 

Interesting Facts: Legend has it that Woolrich was the first company to use a zipper in men's trousers.

 

Clothing Line Name: Wrangler Jeans

Company Web site: www.wrangler.com

Year Started: 1947

Location: Greensboro, NC

Type of Clothing: Men’s, Women’s and boy’s Denim Jeans

Interesting Facts: Wrangler Jeans were first made by Blue Bell, who acquired the brand when they took over Casey Jones in the mid-1940s. Blue Bell employed Bernard Lichtenstein ('Rodeo Ben'), a Polish tailor who worked closely with cowboys, to help design jeans suitable for rodeo use.

 

Clothing Line Name: Wildchild Nation

Company Web site: www.wildchildnation.com

Year Started: 2007

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Knit Shirts, Seer Shorts, Dresses, Blazers, Jackets

Interesting Facts: Wildchild Nation & Laurieann Gibson from MTV and Diddy’s Making the Band introduced a Limited Edition Black and Silver Boom Kack Hoodie! (Boom Kack is Laurieann’s famous saying on MTV and Diddy’s Making the Band).

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Clothing Line Name:  XOXO Fashions

Company Web site: www.xoxo.com

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Type of Clothing: Trendy Shoes, Jeans, Tees, Jackets, Coats and more – for women

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Clothing Line Name: XCVI

Company Web site: www.xcvi.com

Year Founded: 1996 by Gita Zeltzer with designer Lilia Gorodonitski

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Eco Friendly clothing as well as other custom pieces featuring custom artwork (M Line).

Interesting Facts: XCVI is a cut-to-order operation, and works with retailers all over the United States.

 

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Clothing Line Name: Yohji Yamamoto Fashion

Company Web site: www.yohjiyamamoto.co.jp

Year Started: 1972

Location: Tokyo, JP

Type of Clothing: Upscale Ready Wear for Women, Pants, Shirts, Vest, Blazers, Hats

Interesting Facts: Yohji Yamamoto is the Designer of the Y-3 line for Adidas. (A must see!!!)

 

Clothing Line Name: Yanuk Denim

Company Web site: www.yanukdenim.com

Year Started: 2003

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Denim Jeans

Interesting Facts: Yanuk is owned by one of the most renowned and respected makers of denim, Mr. Paul Guez. Paul is well known as the "denim godfather." He started hi career in the denim business in the 80's when he founded Sasson Jeans.

 

Clothing Line Name: YMI Jeans

Company Web site: www.ymijeans.com

Year Started: 2000

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type of Clothing: Women’s Denim Jeans

Interesting Facts: The YMI name, a play on words asking “why am I?”

 

Clothing Line Name: Yvette Mandell

Company Web site: www.yvettemandell.com

Year Started: 2002

Location: Irvine, CA

Type of Clothing: Women’s Tanks, Tube Tops, Hoodies, Sweat Suits, Jackets, Skirts, Trousers

Interesting Facts: Vicki on the Real Housewives was seen clad in Yvette Mandell on the “410” episode.

 

Clothing Line Name: Yves Saint Laurent

Company Web site: www.ysl.com

Year Started: 1962 by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé

Location: Paris, France

Type of Clothing: Men’s and Women’s Ready Wear, Haute Couture and accessories

Interesting Facts: Yves Saint Laurent, founder of the brand, unfortunately died in 2008. He will always be remembered as a giant icon in the fashion world.

 

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Clothing Line Name: Zoo York

Company Web site: www.zooyork.com

Year Founded: 1993 by Rodney Smith, Adam Schatz, and designer Eli Morgan Gessner

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Manufacturers skateboard and clothing for mostly upper youth.

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Clothing Line Name: Zac Posen

Company Web site: www.zacposen.com

Year Founded: 2001 by Zac Posen who was 24 at the time. He was born October 24, 1980.

Location: New York, NY

Type of Clothing: Couture Dresses, Handbags,

Interesting Facts: Sean “P. Diddy” Combs invested in Zac Posen in 2004 by forming a joint venture with him in Posen’s Parent holding company for the clothing line called Outspoke LLC. At the age of 20, Zac Posen caught his big break by designing a dress that got worn by supermodel Naomi Campbell.

 

Clothing Line Name: Zooey

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Year Founded: 2004

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Type of Clothing: Tees, Tops, Jackets, Jeans, Pants, Coats for women

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Clothing Line Name: Zegna Sport, Ermenegildo Zegna

Company Web site: www.zegna.com

Year Founded: 1910 The Zegna Family

Location: Italy

Type of Clothing: Men’s Luxury Clothing

Interesting Facts: Currently managed by the 4th generation in the Zegna family

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