It is well-known that many expensive brands come from Italy. Whether it is clothing, furniture, shoes or food, if it is from Italy, chances are it is high quality, taste and cost. However, just what are the most expensive brands that hail from this country that was the birthplace of the Renaissance? Below is a list of the top ten most expensive Italian brands. This is based on worth and performance, and the businesses that made it on this list are from different markets.
Perhaps it may come as no surprise to car enthusiasts which company holds the number one spot. Worth $5520 million dollars, Ferrari sports cars and motorsports vehicles really are the most expensive and popular.
This fashion giant is numbered two on this list. The fashion mogul that creates handbags, sunglasses and other statements for fashionistas is worth over $4600 million dollars.
This business’ line of clothing and accessories are so popular that it has its own slang in the fashion world, as in “Do you speak Prada?” This company is worth $4439 million and ranks third on the list.
Yet another clothing and fashion designer that has made it in the top 10 Italian brands, the company’s founder is a world-famous designer, whose clothing lines have been worn by Hollywood stars, royalty and even politicians. The company is worth $400 million and made it to number four on the list.
This isn’t the drink, it is a company called Martini & Rossi. Founded in the 1800’s, this business has been creating one of the most famous brands of Italian vermouth. And while a martini is made from mixing vermouth and gin, there is no proof that the drink was named after Mr. Martini. This company is fifth on the list and is worth over $300 million.
Dolce & Gabbana
This design house has two famous lines, including perfume, handbags, sunglasses, casual wear and more expensive fashion. Their boutiques are all over the world, and the brand is worth $2587 million dollars, allowing it to come in at 6th place in the top ten.
Bulgari is a jeweler of a distinct line of necklaces, bracelets, watches and earrings. This company is in the 7th position of the list, and is worth over $200 million dollars.
This company has a line of pastas and sauces. It has been in business since the late 1800’s and it remains privately owned and operated. The fourth generation of the Barilla family is currently running the company and controls almost 50% of the Italian pasta market. The brand is in 8th place on the top 10 and is worth $1883 million dollars.
As its name suggests, this company manufactures clothing, furniture and accessories for babies and toddlers. Cribs, strollers, clothes, car seats, and toys are just some of the products under the famous Artsana brand name. The company ranks 9th in the top 10 and is worth $1742 million.
United Colors of Benetton
While this company may be listed in 10th place, it is by no means a small organization. Worth over $1258 this boutique and clothing line is well known all over the world. There are 6000 stores located in over 100 countries, and they may be as famous for the controversial billboards they ran as a marketing campaign as they are for their clothing line.
While this list is far from exhaustive, these popular Italian brands are representative of the different industries that come from Italy. They are not just expensive because famous designers created them. They are famous because they are made of high-quality detail and created from the best materials. Some of these businesses were privately owned, and some still are. Italy has a tradition of family-owned businesses, which pass the secrets of their success down to the next generation. So, for those fashinistas, car enthusiasts and foodies who seek out the Italian name know that they are not alone in their passion.