Who are the main competitors of Louis Vuitton?

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Louis Vuitton Competitors

Louis Vuitton: An Introduction

Louis Vuitton is a part of the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesy) group.

The brand was founded in 1854. 

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Louis Vuitton has become the most valuable brand in the luxury world.

It is the most valuable luxury brand in the world according to Forbes.

The LVMH group operates across the world in 80 countries and runs more than 5000 stores. 

The Louis Vuitton brand was named after its founder Louis Vuitton.

Its chairman and CEO is Bernard Arnault. 

Louis Vuitton’s LV monogram is found on its products and differentiates it from the other luxury goods brands.

The company offers a  large range of products including  fashion and leather goods, wines and spirits, perfumes and cosmetics,  and watches and jewellery.

The LVMH group also owns several more brands including Tag Heur, Bulgari and Christian Dior.

The luxury industry is marked by heavy competition.

Louis Vuitton has sustained its leadership position through  consistent focus on product quality, innovation and customer experience.

List of the main competitors of Louis Vuitton

Here is a list of the main competitors of Louis Vuitton.

The leading luxury fashion and accessories brand faces heavy competition from a large number of high end fashion and accessories brands located around the globe.

Burberry:

Burberry is among the leading competitors of Louis Vuitton.

 It was founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry.

It is a global luxury brand that has continued to cement its position in the luxury industry over the past several years.

The company has invested in building cutting edge technological capabilities, which helped it get through the turbulent situation caused by the pandemic. 

Burberry is listed on the London Stock exchange.

It is also a member of the FTSE 100 index.

Burberry offers a large range of luxury products that include luxury clothing, leather goods, accessories, fragrance and beauty products.

As one of the leading luxury brands,Burberry has its own distinct position in the luxury fashion market.

It has maintained a strong focus on sustainability, inclusion and diversity and sustaining its strong social image.

Its net revenue for fiscal 2021 was £ 2.34 billion.

Celine:

Another competitor of Louis Vuitton is Celine, which is also owned by the LVMH group.

The brand was founded in 1945 be Celine Vipiana.

Its CEO is Severine Merle.

Like Louis Vuitton, Celine also offers a nice range of high end fashion products, ready to wear shoes and leather goods.

The company has 178 stores worldwide and employs 2500 people throughout the globe.

It offers four collections every year.

Chanel:

Chanel, one of the leading luxury fashion and accessories brands, was founded by Gabrielle Chanel, also known as Coco Chanel.

The brand sells a large range of luxury products including clothing, fragrances, jewellery, watches, eyewear, makeup and skincare products.

The company has maintained a strong position in the luxury fashion market.

It is a French business, led by chairman Alain Wertheimer.

He and his brother, Gerard Wertheimer together own the company.

Gerard oversees the watch division of the company.

Chanel is among the most well recognized brands in the world of fashion.

It has a great history.

The company has its global headquarters in London, United Kingdom.

In 2020, the company demonstrated excellent resilience despite the challenging environment created by the pandemic.

Its net revenues for 2020 equaled $10.1 billion, which was around 18% lower than the previous year.

Considering how Chanel sustained its strong financial performance in a highly turbulent 2020, it is a highly competitive brand.

Chanel is also committed strongly to sustainability.

Christian Dior:

Christian Dior is one of the leading competitors of Louis Vuitton.

It is also owned by the LVMH group, the same group that owns Louis Vuitton.

It is also one of the most recognized names in the world of luxury.

Christian Dior was named after its founder.

The company was founded in 1946 and acquired by the LVMH group in 2017 for $13.1 billion.

Christain Dior also sells a large range of products that include fashion products for men and women, jewellery, watches, fragrance, make-up and skin care products.

It

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has also introduced a nice range of products for kids and babies.

The brand is known worldwide for its focus on creativity and excellence.

Giorgio Armani:

The Armani Group is the famous owner of the world renowned Giorgio Armani brand.

The group is comprised of 14 business entities, located throughout the globe at diverse locations.

It is wholly owned and controlled by Giorgio Armani SpA.

Its headquarters are located in Milan.

Armani offers a nice range of products for men, women and kids.

The products offered by Armani include clothings, handbags, eyewear, shoes and watches.

The brand maintains a heavy focus on customer experience.

As of 2020, the company employed 9,729 employees worldwide.

It operated 623 stores located across the globe.

The Armani Group generated net revenues worth 1.6 billion Euros in 2020.

Gucci:

Gucci is another well known name in the world of luxury fashion and a leading competitor of Louis Vuitton.

The brand is known for its modern and innovative approach to fashion.

It has been named after its founder Guccio Gucci, who founded the brand in 1921. 

The brand is owned by the Kering Group, which also owns several more brands like Saint Lauren, Bottega Veneta, Balenclaga,  Dodo and Ulysse Nardin.

The net revenue of the company for 2020 was € 7.4 billion. 

Gucci offers a large range of products that include clothing and accessories for men and women, leather products, jewellery & watches, beauty, decor and lifestyle products, and other products.

It also offers clothes, accessories and other products for children.

Gucci has maintained a strong focus on  brand image and customer experience.

The company invests in social responsibility and sustainability for maintaining a strong social image.

Hermes International:

Hermes International is also a leading luxury fashion and accessories brand. 

It is one of the main competitors of Louis Vuitton.

Hermes was established in 1837 by Thierry Hermes.

The brand has its headquarters in Paris, France.

In 2020, around 16,600 people worked for Hermes.

The brand manufactures and sells a nice range of luxury clothings, and accessories for both men and women.

It also makes and sells make-up, fragrances, jewellery, watches and other gifts.

Its net revenues in 2020 equaled €6.4 billion.

The company runs 306 stores across 45 countries, which offer visitors a unique experience.

Hermes International has its own unique identity.

It focuses strongly on its social image and sustainability.

Hugo Boss:

The Hugo Boss Group is headquartered at Metzingen, Germany. 

It is a leading luxury fashion brand that offers premium quality fashion products for both men and women.

Hugo Boss is a global fashion and lifestyle company with around 13,800 employees (as of 2020).

The group operates with two brands Hugo and Boss, both of which offer their own and distinct range of men’s and women’s fashion and lifestyle products.

Both brands sell their products across 127 countries.

The largest market region of Hugo Boss is Europe, which accounted for around 63%.

The six largest markets of Hugo Boss include Germany, The United Kingdom, France, China and the Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg).

In 2020, Hugo Boss generated net revenues worth 1.95 billion Euros. 

Jimmy Choo:

Jimmy Choo is also a globally renowned luxury fashion brand.

It is also among the leading rivals of Louis Vuitton.

The brand represents daring spirit and glamour.

It offers a nice range of apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories for men and women.

Jimmy Choo was founded in 1996 and has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom.

The company found quick success due to its fashionable designs and excellent Italian craftsmanship.

Jimmy Choo is known to be a pioneer in the art of celebrity dressing.

It was among the first brands, which brought shoes and handbags to Hollywood.

The Hollywood Red Carpet became a driver of success for the brand and helped it reach a wider clientele globally.

Jimmy Choo relies on a large store network that includes more than 200 company owned stores and other branded department stores.

Michael Kors:

Michael Kors is also a leading name in the world of luxury fashion and accessories and one of the main rivals of Louis Vuitton.

Named after its founder, Michael Kors provides a large collection of clothing, shoes, watches, jewellery, accessories, and handbags for men and women.

The world renowned fashion label was established in 1981.

Signature brands of Michael Kors include Michael Kors Collection, MICHAEL Michael Kors, and Michael Kors Mens Label.

Michael Kors also offers a nice range of wearable technology, eyewear and a full range of fragrance products.

The company operates its stores directly or through licensed partners.

Michael Kors has its stores in leading cities and fashion destinations of the world including NewYork, Beverly Hills, Chicago, London, Milan, Paris, Munich, Istanbul, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo, HongKong, Shanghai and Rio De Janeiro.

Prada:

Prada is also a well known name in the world of luxury and premium fashion.

It is one of the brands owned by the Prada group.

The Prada group also owns some of the most prestigious luxury brands including Miu Miu, Church’s, Car shoe and the historic Pasticceria Marcechi.

The Prada group designs, makes, and distributes ready to wear collections, and leather goods.

The group sells its products across more than 70 countries through a network of 633 brand stores.

The company also sells its products through ecommerce channels.

It also partners with other ecommerce brands and selected department stores to sell its products.

Apart from the above listed products, the company also makes and sells eyeglasses and fragrances.

The company owns 23 factories and has more than thirteen thousand employees working for it.

Prada was founded in 1913 by Mario Prada. 

Since its foundation, the brand has been synonymous with cutting edge style.

Ralph Lauren:

Ralph Lauren is also one of the leading luxury fashion brands in the world.

Founded by Ralph Lauren in 1967, it has become an iconic fashion label.

Ralph Lauren Corporation is a global leader in premium lifestyle products.

It sells products across five important categories that include apparel, accessories, home, fragrances and hospitality.

The company owns several brands including Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children and Chaps.

The Ralph Lauren Corporation has its headquarters in NewYork.

Richemont:

Richemont is also a leading name in the field of luxury.

It owns many brands in the field of luxury goods.

Its strengths mainly lie in jewellery, watches, fashion, accessories, and writing instruments.

Brands owned by Richemont include Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget, Baume et Mercier, Chloe, Vacheron Constantin, A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Panerai, Roger Dubuis, Dunhill and Montblanc.

Richemont is headquartered in Switzerland.

It was founded by Johann Rupert.

Versace:

Versace is also a leading name in the world of luxury.

It was founded in 1978 in Milan by Gianni Versace.

Now a leading name in the world of luxury and a leading competitor of Louis Vuitton, the company sells a nice range of products including fashion products, fragrances, watches, accessories, eyewear and home furnishings.

All these products bear the Medusa logo.

The Versace Group has a worldwide network of 200 stores located in world’s leading cities, and more than 1500 distributors to sell its products worldwide.

Zara:

Zara is a leading fast fashion brand and the flagship brand of Inditex.

The brand has expanded its global presence significantly over the past few years.

It started in Spain where its first store opened in 1975.

ZARA is among the most well known and most successful fashion brands. 

It is not a premium fashion brand like Louis Vuitton but prices its products more competitively.

However, Zara offers a large range of choices for its customers worldwide and fashion cycles change more frequently at ZARA.

As of 2020, it had more than 2200 fashion stores operating across the world. 

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The ZARA brand also uses ecommerce channels to reach its customers.