What are Italy’s most popular luxury brands?

What are Italy’s most popular luxury brands? 900 900 admin

Italians are famous for being fans of luxury products in all their forms – clothing, footwear, perfumes, cars, and yachts (for those who can afford them). They have also always been among the greatest producers of luxury goods simply because there is such exceptional talent at the heights of the Italian luxury industry. Given then that we are considered connoisseurs of luxury, it will be interesting to find out which brands are most loved by consumers in our country. Let’s take a look.

The brand most loved by Italians: Gucci

According to a study called ‘Fashion Geography’, carried out by Lyst on a sample of two million Italian users, who use the platform to virtually browse 12,000 virtual boutiques and e-commerce sites, Gucci comes out on top everywhere. The fourth most expensive fashion brand in the world’s products are in fact among the favorites of women in various regions, in particular Lombardy (34%), Lazio (21%), Puglia (19%), and Calabria (15%). The female consumer is especially interested in their signature handbags. Men appreciate the Tuscan fashion house, especially in Lazio with 22% of the votes, as well as in Lombardy (17%). Veneto also stands out with 26% and Abruzzo with 20%. Gucci has also proven itself the highest-value Italian brand, reaching 24.4 billion dollars in brand value, an increase of 50% compared to last year. This news comes as no surprise, as Gucci is a true symbol, and will be celebrated this year in the film House of Gucci with Lady Gaga. We are ready to bet that that will soon become a series.

Luxury brands in various Italian regions

Other Italian brands considered revolutionary include Prada, Armani, and Fendi, all of which follow Gucci in corporate value rankings. ‘Made in Italy’ luxury products are also popular in Veneto and Marche, where 27% of users have been won over to Valentino and Prada. Dolce & Gabbana’s theatrical style triumphs in Emilia-Romagna (25%), while Tuscany (17%) and Friuli Venezia Giulia (18%) are more interested in Off-White’s luxury streetwear. The high quality of its down jackets has put Moncler ahead in Trentino Alto Adige (33%) and in Molise (29%).

Italy’s favorite foreign luxury brands

Even foreign fashion houses are quite appealing to Italians. According to the Lyst ranking, in Valle d’Aosta and Liguria the most popular brands are Balenciaga (15%) and Ralph Lauren (30%), in Sardinia a third of products purchased are from the Saint Laurent brand, while in Sicily, Alexander McQueen dominates at 45%. In the central south there is a great love for Balmain accessories, making up 25% in Umbria and 18% in Abruzzo. In Campania and Basilicata preference is instead for Michael Kors, at 26% and 18% respectively.

Most famous luxury brands of Italian fashion

The Italian fashion houses, some now in foreign ownership, maintain the charm of our sartorial tradition and have their roots in the excellent craftsmanship typical of Italian businesses. Currently, none of the most famous companies are under 35 years old, at least according to Lusso Magazine rankings.

  1. Gucci, founded in Florence in 1921
  2. Prada, founded in Milan in 1913
  3. Dolce & Gabbana, founded in Legnano in 1985
  4. Giorgio Armani, a company founded in Milan in 1975
  5. Gianni Versace, founded in Milan in 1978

So, these are the most famous companies. Read on to find out a ranking that goes against this list.

Who spends more on luxury? Men or women?

First a small note on product choice – the most clicked category in general is sneakers, which for women even exceeds bags. The latter occupies two places in the top 5 of products most sought-after by women – that is to say, different types of handbags occupy both second and third place. This is a sign that comfort is a factor considered increasingly important by today’s consumer. Unexpectedly, men spend more on clothing with an average order of €267, compared to €249 for women.

7 parameters to find companies with the best reputation

Also interesting is the Reputation Institute, which has created a ranking of the companies that enjoy the best reputation for Italian consumers. The ranking is carried out using the RepTrak method of analysis, which takes seven parameters into account to assess the overall reputation of a company in the eyes of consumers. The important areas for a proper assessment are quite varied; products and services, degree of innovation, working environment, governance, social responsibility, leadership, and performance. In the luxury industry’s rankings, more than half of the positions are held by Italian brands, confirming Italian consumers’ confidence in their own companies. At the top is Giorgio Armani, iconic global ambassador of Italian high-fashion, a symbol of style and elegance. Armani also ranks among top 100 companies with the best reputation in the world.
Valentino is in fourth place, Gucci in sixth and Prada in eighth, putting them all in the top 10 of the rankings. After them come Fendi (11) Versace (12), Etro (13), Salvatore Ferragamo (15), Miu Miu (16), Moschino (17), Dolce & Gabbana (18) and Moncler (19). These brands also enjoy an excellent reputation among foreign consumers and are also leading exporters. This comes as no surprise, as these companies have always responded effectively to consumer expectations, and so have been rewarded with lasting trust from consumers. Of the foreign companies in the rankings, we have Rolex in second place, Ralph Lauren in third, Bulgari in fifth and Estéand Lauder in seventh. Ninth and tenth are Todd and Hugo Boss, while in fourteenth place stands LVMH.

Luxury brands vs. brands in other sectors

The Lovebrands ranking from the international platform Talker brought together the top 10 brands in the hearts of Italians, taking into account brands of all kinds, from fashion to food. In this list there are at least 5 luxury sector brands, with ‘King Giorgio’ coming out on top. The Armani brand is therefore number one in the hearts of Italians. To find other fashion brands, you have to go all the way down to positions 4, 5, and 6, occupied by Gucci, Prada and Bulgari. In fact, this fantastic trio of brands is surpassed by the likes of Parmigiano Reggiano and Ducati, in second and third place respectively.