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10 Respected Luxury Brands

Updated on May 12, 2016

Shopping Gone Wild

Luxury and abundance go hand in hand but when it comes to the following brands so does quality and respect. This is my list of ten respected luxury brands that I covet, although I might not be able to afford them I can adore from afar.

The following ten brands are more than just a brand or a name. They are respected world-wide because of the quality, workmanship and the designing teams behind them.

The main reason anyone purchases any of these brands is simply indulgence and there is nothing wrong with enjoying a little luxury or in some cases "big" luxury.

Many of these designers started off on the runway with clothing as their main forte but have since expanded into other lines, some logical and some surprising.

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Chanel

This French fashion house was founded by Coco Chanel (CC logo) in 1925 and has been the epitome of haute couture and luxury brands ever since. Coco was the catalyst for revolutionizing women's clothing (especially suits) and fragrance. The current lead designer is Karl Lagerfeld.

Chanel's current product lines include men's clothing, women's clothing, fragrance (Chanel No. 5, Coco), shoes, belts, hats, handbags, jewelry, eye wear, and watches.

Visit Chanel's official website.

Breaking Barriers - And setting new standards...

Coco Chanel broke many barriers within fashion and business. In a male dominated world she made her own agenda and people followed. Learn more about Coco Chanel through these mini documentary films, interviews and clips.

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Gucci

This fashion icon was founded by Italian designer Guccio Gucci (where the GG logo comes from) in 1921 and is probably one of the most recognizable luxury brands in the world. Gucci products are available in over 400 stores worldwide as well as on the Internet. Gucci's current Creative Director is Frida Giannini.

One of it's signature products, a bamboo handled handbag, was first released in 1947. Product lines include men's wear, women's wear, handbags, watches, shoes, fragrance, jewelry, sunglasses, belts, wallets, scarves, ties.

Visit Gucci's official website.

Calvin Klein

This American fashion house began in 1968. It is well known for its provocative ads which I remember collecting as a teenager and to this day can tell a particular ad is a Klein. The current Creative Director is Francisco Costa.

Product lines include men and women's clothing (especially underwear and denim), sunglasses, watches, jewelry, cosmetics, bedding and fragrance (CK one).

Visit Calvin Klein's official website.

Louis Vuitton

This French luxury brand was started in 1854 making it one of the oldest fashion house in the world. It will be celebrating 154 years. Initially their focus was handmade luggage but expanded into the purses women would kill for today. Once of the reasons of it huge popularity is its dedicated celebrity endorsements.

Other product lines include jewelry, sunglasses, watches, briefcases and wallets. The Louis Vuitton website is one of the few luxury sites featuring an environmental message.

Visit Louis Vuitton's official website.

A Force to Be Reckoned With

Christian Dior

This legendary fashion designer entered the fashion scene in 1947. He reintroduced a sense of femininity back into women's fashion.

Their current product lines includes women's and men's clothing, jewelry, fragrance, make-up and skin care.

Visit Christian Dior's official website.

Fashion as an Art - From Inspiration to Luxury

Versace

This Italian design company was started by Gianna Versace in 1978. It is currently being run by his sister Donatella.

Products they carry include incredibly amazing dresses, fragrance, jewellery, watches, beauty products, and accessories.

Visit Versace's official website.

Giorgio Armani

This Italian designer provides clothing, accessories, jewelry, eyewear, watches, fragrances and a line of hotels to his adoring fans world wide.

The fashion house for formed in 1975 and continues to provide some of the most elite fashions for men and women.

Visit Giorgio Armani's official website.

Ralph Lauren by Ralph Lauren - His Words

Ralph Lauren

This American fashion designer grew up in the Bronx, New York and went on to become one of the most influential designers in men's clothing.

Today, Ralph Lauren offers clothing for men and women as well as accessories, shoes, baby, fragrance and home d├ęcor.

Visit Ralph Lauren's official shopping site.

Prada

This Italian fashion house was created by the Prada brothers in 1938. It was taken over by a granddaughter in 1978 and she helped the company evolve from a leather goods to what it is today... one of the most recognized brands in fashion and Hollywood.

The line-up includes clothing, accessories, footwear, frangrance and of course the most coveted handbags!

Prada is heavily featured in the new rendering of the film, The Great Gatsby.

Visit Prada's official website.

Yves Saint Laurent

Before establishing his own line he was put in charge of rescuing the Dior house in the late 50s... at the age of 22. An immediate sign of genius. In the early 60s he started his own line.

Today the brand offers include clothing, accessories, shoes, handbags, jewellery and eyewear.

Visit Yves Saint Laurent's official website.

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      Timmy 2 years ago

      Calling Klein is cheap and shouldn't be a luxury brand. Fendi, givenchy and hermes are also some great brands. $2000 is cheap for a handbag, you should add more categories until about $50,000. I've spent $80,000 on a Hermes Birkin.

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      Palis Pisuttisarun 2 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Cool hub! I love luxury items, it's all about the status and attention you get - everyone looks at you and they know how much money you have!

      Anyways, I don't really think Calvin Klein is a luxury brand. Recently bought a Hermes Croc Birkin ($70,000) and I won a Chanel Gem Caviar Jumbo at an auction ($89,700).

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      GeekGirl1 4 years ago

      love it!

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      squid-pinkchic18 4 years ago

      Great recap on some wonderful brands and designers!

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      I agree these are respected luxury brands

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      Sisi-cfield LM 4 years ago

      top 10 my favorites are in there

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      If you have watched Coco's documentary, seeing her building an empire from ground up is something very inspirational to see. She actually worked first at a store full time nailing clothes and was pretty good at it before she started her first store in Paris.

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      Shopmaxamaxim 4 years ago

      Great lens, just wish we could include coveted designers from other countries!

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      Cara 4 years ago

      Lovely luxury lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      WHY NO HERMES IN THE LIST

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      Nightlife-Author 5 years ago

      Mango is my demad.

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      Onemargaret LM 5 years ago

      Lovin it!

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      EConklinRankpop 5 years ago

      LOVE this lens!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!:)

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      Oh would I love to have them all.Great Lens.

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      lovemicheala 5 years ago

      Lovely, lovely lens!

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @anonymous: That's what comments and the section above are for. :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Can't believe there's no ferragamo, givenchy, ermengildo, balenciaga etc...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Dsquared2

      But only because Kaulitz walked in one of there shows!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice one

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      radkoaleks 5 years ago

      Nice lens. Good work.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I dream of these brands and agree that they remain amongst the most respected. Blessings for giving me something more to dream about tonight. Happy Easter.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Some very stylish brands here, indeed!

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      shahedashaikh 5 years ago

      Very informative.

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      CrazyIM 5 years ago

      Nice lens. Very informative

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      Malu Couttolenc 5 years ago

      I like several brands, for hand bags I like Louis Vuitton and I think Armani is very elegant. I love armani's perfumes. Excellent particle about the most popular and luxury brands :)

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      Magnificent Lens.

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      KandH 5 years ago

      Great lens! They're opening a Louis Vuitton in Barbados in 2 weeks - soooo exciting!!

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      diaperbagdiva lm 5 years ago

      I am so in love with fashion and some of these brands are absolutely iconic within the style world. Thanks for such a great lens!

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      peppervel 5 years ago

      All the lovely brands in one lens. Feel the urge to shop!

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      ilovehaagendazs 5 years ago

      u missed out burberry?

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      TapIn2U 5 years ago

      What a glamorous lens! I enjoyed taking the poll. Very educational in terms of fashion. Great job! Sundae ;-)

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      privresearch 5 years ago

      Love your lens! I don't know what it is, but you can bring me in a store and you can cover the brand names, and I think I would grab a Gucci bag even with my eyes closed :))))

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      aqenter 5 years ago

      Thanks for bringing these brands together.

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      iracer JLo 5 years ago

      Great lens with some nice information. Well done.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I can honestly say I've never bought anything from any of the companies mentioned here Actually I lie, I have bought aftershave and that type of product but never clothing. Not really my style but I can appreciate why they do appeal to many.

      Great lens though.

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      LaurenIM 5 years ago

      I have to say Ralph Lauren. I think it's pretty easy to figure out why.

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      WindyWintersHubs 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Nice article. I have only bought Ralph Lauren and I also have a few Ralph Lauren hand towels. I do love Chanel perfume and wore it when I was younger!

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      writer_villa 5 years ago

      Good lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      liked your lens topic and photo so I decided to browse it!

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      TZiggy 5 years ago

      Wanted to be clear that I have not purchased a handbag for myself but for the lovely women in my life. I voted as such.

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      Shivani09 LM 5 years ago

      Judith Leiber bags are amazing! I mad a lens on them

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      TheGourmetCoffe 5 years ago

      Brand marketing is a very interesting area to study. Very interesting lens! Thank you for sharing your insights.

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      lasertek lm 5 years ago

      I like this lens! The topic is unique and the presentation is commendable.

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      RazzbarryBreeze 5 years ago

      Coach Bags are my favorite!

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      modernchakra 5 years ago

      A friend of mine bought an expensive coach bag and I kinda gave her a hard time about spending the money...but she actually made a good point in that if she buys a cheap bag it last about half a year and then buys a new one. For one investment (as long as it stays one) it made more sense to purchase the quality with reputation and warranty backing it up instead of just continually buying a cheaper bag. Good point. Thanks for the lens... though I personally have never bought a bag, there still is nothing wrong with proper indulgence as long as it really is a reward and not an escape. Take care!

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      LotusLandry 5 years ago from Southern California

      Visited Prada on Rodeo Drive...

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      privresearch 5 years ago

      I have a thing for Gucci bags :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens. MARKED. :)

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      goodguymedia 5 years ago

      Throw Burberry in that mix too. BTW, please tell me I'm not the only straight guy who loved The Devil Wears Prada. :)

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      I had no idea that the Calvin Klein fashion house was formed the same year(1968) that I was a High school senior. Calvin and Ralph Lauren are two of my favorite designers.

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      theprintcenter 6 years ago

      Great selection of items. Would love to be able to afford some of these. Thanks for posting this one.

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      OrganicMom247 6 years ago

      These designers are all out of my price range but it is fun to dream.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      When I was younger and visiting Paris, I called up a friend asking where she bought her Chanel dress and she told me you need to get an invite into the Chanel House. That was when I realized there was something more to these brands. This did not really make me a fun but I enjoyed the movie of Coco Chanel and admired her since.

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Beautiful selection of things...Nice lens;)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fabulous lens! I loved it--even though I couldn't afford any but the smallest items from most of these designers. I'm a would-be fashionista!

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @Mikayla: This lens is more about the brand than the fashion. To see the actual fashions for each brand click on the links to the official websites.

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      Mikayla 6 years ago

      mmm J'adore Dior. Show us more fashion from these elegant houses, please!

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @scar4: It's definitely the select few who can (I'm not one of them either). What's funny is that this select group is able to keep so many high end companies in business.

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      scar4 6 years ago

      I know these ten luxury brands quite well, I just can't afford it!

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      Andy 6 years ago from London, England

      Great selection of designer labels. Some of my wife's favourites (I however can't afford such luxuries, for myself anyway)

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      Arc4life 6 years ago

      One of my favorite luxury brands is Tag Watches. Great Squidoo You have here.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Cool lens! Thanks!

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      ScottE LM 6 years ago

      Great lens. Love LV and would love an old fashioned LV trunk one of these days.

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      AllyVuitton 6 years ago

      I'm loving Balmains collections right now, but my faves are LV and Chanel. Blessed!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I love all of these names! My favorite designer right now is Roberto Cavalli . Great lens!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      I love bags, but I tend to use the same one all the time, leaving the others sit

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      Faythe 6 years ago

      Didn't really know how it will feel to have a luxury handbag. I'm supposed it's glittery ~ Really hope that someday I could afford to enjoy a bit of luxury .. Haha :p

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      Wow ... I'm stunned by your handbag poll. Almost 40% spent $2,000 on a handbag? I would rather carry a paper bag and take a nice trip somewhere. :)

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      howdoyouspellst 6 years ago

      I LOVE these brands. Designer brands are just so luxurious and classy. I can't wait till I'm rich and can buy new great luxury handbags and shoes every day. Awesome lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A little rich for my blood! A beautiful presentation of luxury items, it was nice to get so close to them, lol!

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Very nice selection of brand names.

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Great brands, nicely done lens.

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      discountperfume2 8 years ago

      someone after my own heart! love luxury brands and all their stuff! nice lens!

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

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      RuthCoffee 9 years ago

      Some pretty classy looking stuff! Nice page.