Nike tops the list of most valuable apparel brands for another year


Nike has once again been crowned the most valuable apparel brand in the world, raising its brand value by a further 13 per cent to around £26 billion.

New data from strategy consultancy firm Brand Finance reveals that Nike is worth around £10 billion more than its closest rival H&M, which managed to hold on to second place for another year thanks to a significant store expansion drive.

The addition of 442 new international stores last year saw the Swedish fashion retailer grow by nearly a quarter, with a total brand value of £15.16 billion up from £12.67 billion.

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H&M‘s extensive growth was overshadowed by Spanish rival Zara, which grew a massive 43 per cent to £11.7 billion, poaching third place from luxury fashion retailer Louis Vuitton.

High street giants Adidas and Uniqlo secured fourth and fifth spots in Brand Finance’s report, with net a net worth of £8.3 billion and £7.8 billion respectively.

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