Top 10 European Clothing Brands

When it comes to fashion, Europe is home to some of the best brands that are popular not only in the region but also the world. European style fashion is not only well renowned for its unique design, style, and aesthetics but also for using high quality material. Here now are some of the brands that have made their presence felt in the clothing scene.


Under the leadership of Alessandro Michelle, Italian-based clothing brand Gucci is taking a new approach to fashion. It is part of the Kering Group, a global apparel and accessories major. Over the years, the company has offered an impressive array of Fall-Winter, Pre-Fall, Spring Summer and Cruise Collections.


The clothing brand was established by Gilberto, Giuliana, Carlo, and Luciano Benetton in 1965. This stalwart of European style fashion is known throughout the world as United Colors of Benetton and it now has a network of 5000 stores spread through various continents.

French Connection

The UK-based clothing brand was established in 1972. FCUK is known for its wholesale and retail clothing business and is expanding its operations worldwide. Aside from a wide range of men’s wear, French Connection also offers women’s wear such as lingerie, sleepwear, perfumes, and fragrances.

Austin Reed

Founded in 1900 by tailor Austin Reed, the brand was acquired by The Edinburgh Woolen Mill in 2016. Its impressive range includes men’s and women’s suits and all-occasion formal wear.

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo has been an established name in European style fashion since 1996. It was founded by shoe designer Jimmy Choo and Tamara Mellon OBE. It is a British luxury brand and has attracted elite clients such as the likes of Princess Diana.


Based in Troyes, France, Lacoste was founded by Rene Lacoste and Andre Gillier in 1933. Its range of products include high-end clothing, watches, eyewear, footwear, leather goods, and perfumes. However, they are more popular for their polo shirt line. Its green crocodile logo is one of the most popular logos in the clothing industry.


Founded in 1913 by Mario Prada, this European style fashion brand specializes in travel accessories, leather handbags, shoes, perfumes, and other accessories.


Based in London, England, Burberry was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.


Founded in Italy by Giorgio Armani, the brand features trendy styles and modern designs which are quite popular all over the world.

So if you want to build on your fashion sense, these brands are worth considering.

Robert Janitzek offers tips and guides on fashion and style the European way. Check out his blog at

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