2. Gucci (Italy)
Position in Global 100: 38 // Value: $9.446 billion // +8%


Gucci’s 380 directly operated stores worldwide remain truly indispensable stops for those shoppers looking for authentic ... more 
2. Gucci (Italy)
Position in Global 100: 38 // Value: $9.446 billion // +8%


Gucci’s 380 directly operated stores worldwide remain truly indispensable stops for those shoppers looking for authentic Italian style, quality — and some of the truly iconic codes in fashion history. In 2011, Gucci enjoyed further revenue growth (+18%), as well as an increase in profitability. The brand continues to see growth in 2012 with a 30% jump in online sales and a 15% increase in China — signs that the luxury brand is in a good place despite continued economic uncertainty.

The brand also launched its “Forever Now” icons of heritage campaign in March. The campaign, which pays tribute to the signature Gucci green and red stripe and the iconic metal horsebit featured on the classic Gucci loafer, is an excellent reminder of the brand’s storied place in luxury fashion’s history and future.

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