Oldest Luxury Brands in the World

Explore the enduring legacy of luxury brands that have stood the test of time. Discover the origins and craftsmanship behind 10 of the world's oldest and most prestigious fashion, jewelry, and timepiece houses in this captivating Webstory.

Established in 1921 by Guccio Gucci and now owned by Kering, Gucci, headquartered in Florence, Italy, is a global fashion powerhouse known for its top-notch materials and craftsmanship.

10. Gucci

Established in 1919 by Cristóbal Balenciaga and currently owned by Kering, Balenciaga, based in Paris, France, is renowned for its avant-garde, structured designs. The brand offers haute couture, ready-to-wear, and accessories known for their timeless luxury and classic aesthetics.

9. Balenciaga

Founded in 1913 by Mario Prada, Prada is headquartered in Milan, Italy, and owned by Prada Holding S.P.A. Initially a leather goods shop, it now offers clothing, footwear, and accessories for men and women. Prada is celebrated for its minimalist designs, prominent in the 1980s and 1990s.

8. Prada

Founded in 1910 by Coco Chanel, the brand is known for luxury, style, and practical clothing. Now owned by Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, it offers fashion, accessories, and fragrances, revolutionizing women's fashion by prioritizing comfort and practicality over ornate styles.

7. Chanel

Established in 1889 by Jeanne Lanvin, the iconic fashion house, now owned by Fosun International, is renowned for its timeless elegance and opulent eveningwear.

6. Lanvin

Founded in 1884 by Sotirios Voulgaris and now under the ownership of LVMH, Bvlgari is a symbol of luxury, renowned for its innovative and colorful jewelry, watches, fragrances, and accessories.

5. Bvlgari

Founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton and currently owned by Bernard Arnault, Louis Vuitton is a symbol of luxury. They offer premium products like leather goods, fashion, accessories, timepieces, jewelry, and fragrances, with their iconic Monogram pattern recognized worldwide.

4. Louis Vuitton

Founded in 1848 by Louis Brandt and owned by The Swatch Group, Omega is a Swiss luxury watch brand known for precision and innovation. It's been the official timekeeper at many Olympics, used by astronauts, and featured in James Bond films.

3. Omega

Founded in 1847, Cartier, now owned by Richemont Group, is renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship in jewelry and watches. Known for iconic creations like the "Tank" watch and "Love" bracelet, it's a symbol of luxury and style.

2. Cartier

Established in 1837 by Thierry Hermès and currently owned by Pierre-Alexis and Axel Dumas, Hermès is famed for its high-end leather goods, clothing, accessories, and home furnishings, originating as a harness workshop for European nobility.

1. Hermes

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