Aside from food and shelter, clothes are among the basic necessities every human being has to have for survival. Without them, we will surely be freezing to death or get ourselves burned under the scorching heat of the sun.
But as time passes by, clothes have become more than just a necessity. They have transformed into a status symbol, signifying one’s wealth, lifestyle, taste, and fashion preference. Moreover, people are more confident with what they wear nowadays because of the clothing brands they choose. And apparently, they have become brand conscious and will not think twice about spending their money to get their hands on the popular clothes that will make them stand out from the crowd.
Whatever the fashion trend is, clothing brands greatly influence the choices of the consumers in India, especially the younger generations. As much as possible, they want to look like their favorite actors or just be in the trend. On this note, here are the 10 best clothing brands in India in 2016. The list presents both foreign and local fashion brands in India.
10. Flying Machine
Launched in 1980, Flying Machine is a well-known clothing brand in India and is currently having great sales with their clothing products. It features clothes with comfort, innovation, and style, giving you something that you can wear every day and on special occasions. Aside from that, it offers a wide range of choices for both men and women, including jackets, jeans, shirts, sweaters, trousers, and a whole lot more. Fashion accessories are available, too, such as bags, belts, sunglasses, and wallets to name a few.
09. Numero Uno
Numero Uno is an Indian clothing brand that started its operations in 1987 and has been considered as one of India’s best clothing names ever since its foundation up to the present time. It offers a wide range of apparel choices, which include T-shirts, jeans, skirts, shorts, and sweaters, among others. In addition to clothes, it also provides different kinds of footwear items and accessories like bags, belts, and fashion jewelry.
08. Pepe Jeans
Established in the city of London in 1973, Pepe Jeans is a known clothing brand across the globe. It entered the market in India in 1989 and eventually became a famous brand among the young adults, making it as one of the best clothing brands in India. Currently, it offers premium quality clothes, like coats and jeans, for men, women, and even kids.
Kamal Khushlani of Mumbai launched this clothing brand in India in 1998, and the clothes are being distributed and marketed by Credo Brands Marketing Pvt. Ltd. Mufti offers various apparel products but most of them are denim and jeans, providing a clothing style that deviates from the mainstream fashion. Being in the industry for more than two decades, Mufti is available in more than 110 large format stores, 250 exclusive brand outlets, and 1,400 multi-brand outlets in India.
Founded in 1947, Wrangler is an American clothing brand that has captured the fashion preferences of Indian customers due to the apparel’s texture and style. It offers high-quality clothing products for men, women, and kids, as well as a clothing line for tough outdoor jobs. The clothing brand is not only known as one of the popular fashion brands in India, but it also takes pride in its one-year warranty given to each sold product.
05. Park Avenue
Park Avenue is one of the clothing brands of the Mumbai-based Raymond Limited. It was launched in 1986 and has become one of the best clothing brands in India due to products that are made of premium quality fabrics. It is also highly recognized as a leading “Ready Made Garment” for men in India, having a brand presence in more than 750 stores nationwide.
04. Van Heusen
For a corporate attire with a touch of style, Indian customers go to Van Heusen where they can find numerous choices of business apparel for men and women, as well as clothes for casual and other formal events. This clothing brand is relatively a young company that was founded in 2006. Despite being in the industry for 10 years, Van Heusen is well-established and has eventually entered the clothing market in India.
Established in 1997, Provogue is another Mumbai-based clothing brand that sells high-quality clothes to its Indian customers. Its product line consists of shirts, jeans, suits, skirts, blouses, and trousers, to name a few, proving its worth as one of the most recognized fashion brands in India. It also has accessories to accentuate the fashion styles of men and women, as well as fragrances and luggage for your travel endeavors.
Levi’s is the clothing brand of Levi Strauss & Co., which is a widely known American clothing company. It was established in 1853 and has been a popular clothing brand all over the world. Apparently, it has the most number of sales in India since it entered the country in 1995 and still continues to flourish as one of the best clothing brands today. It offers high-quality jeans, shirts, pants, shoes, and a whole lot more. Furthermore, Levi’s has more than 400 stores in India, giving it a strong presence all over the state.
01. Allen Solly
Aditya Birla Group introduced the clothing brand, Allen Solly, in India in 1993. Since its launch on the market, Allen Solly has stood out for its quality and style. It has altered the clothing fashion by accentuating its formal clothes with bold and vibrant colors. Aside from that, it has a lot of choices for men, women, and kids, including shirts, jeans, ethnic tops, blouses, and skirts. It also boasts of its huge collections of summer wear, denim clothes, and collared apparel. No wonder this takes the first spot on this list.