Apparel 50 2018 report

Brand Finance Apparel 50 2018

The annual report on the most valuable apparel brands.

Nike remains the world’s most valuable apparel brand despite a significant drop in brand value down 12% to US$28.0 billion.

The top four brands in apparel are here to stay. However, steep competition to maximize on the sporting apparel trend, coupled with increased choice and information for the consumer could threaten Nike’s future position in the rankings. This year, Adidas’ brand value is further encroaching on the incumbent champion, which has suffered significant loss to brand value. Empowerment to the consumer is having a wide-spread impact on the industry, allowing fast-fashion retailer Zara to reign supreme on the high street, challenging H&M and leveraging both online and offline sales platforms to meet consumer demands for variety, fashion and low prices.

Richard Haigh, Managing Director, Brand Finance