<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Business Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//business http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//business <![CDATA[The Best Luggage Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-luggage-brands
Whether you travel a little for pleasure or a lot for business, almost everyone uses luggage, and everyone has their own personal favorite companies. So what are the best luggage brands? Some will choose the stylish and expensive pieces from Louis Vuitton while others will stick to the durable and functional pieces from Tumi, Samsonite, Travelpro, Delsey and Tourbach. Which luggage is best? You tell us travelers by making a list and voting for your favorite brands below!

Just like the best jean brands and the best boots, luggage is something that can be chosen either for looks or for functionality. Celebrities are often photographed by paparazzi at airports and accordingly choose their luggage based on the latest styles. Business people and the rest of us non-celebrity travelers will opt for what fits our needs best, from a small carry-on bag to save on the checked-bag fees to that giant suitcase for longer trips.

Whichever we choose, it's likely that we have a suitcase laying around here somewhere, hopefully from a manufacturer we respect. Tell us what brand of luggage is in your closet and why you love it by creating a list below, or just vote for what the top brand or brands of luggage are in your (humble) opinion.
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High Sierra Sport




Briggs & Riley

Eagle Creek, Inc.

American Tourister



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<![CDATA[Brands that Remind You of Childhood]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/brands-from-childhood/werner-brandes
Which brands remind you the most of your childhood? Your mom may think you're too old to have Nerf gun fights, or spend all day sitting on your bedroom floor playing Sega and eating Chef Boyardee, but that doesn't mean she's right. Even for those of us who have reluctantly set aside our Lisa Frank Trapper Keepers and traded in our Tamagotchis for seemingly endless hours of Farmville, the mention of these brands -- emblems of a more innocent, less technologically sophisticated era -- can still bring a smile to our world-weary faces. Scroll down to vote on your favorite brands that still remind you of childhood.

No full-size home will ever be as exciting as your plastic walk-in playhouse.
Basically every one of their toys has been turned into a movie franchise now.
Hot Wheels
Getting a real car in high school was cool, but getting a new pack of Hot Wheels cars was the coolest.
Before it had its own theme park and hundreds of adult nerds making stop-motion YouTube videos.
Responsible for approximately 60% of cheesy Saturday morning cartoon commercials.
Pillsbury Company
That tummy-poking thing always used to make you feel...uncomfortable.
Their graphics may have improved, but nothing beats the original 3 Sonic the Hedgehogs.
Chef Boyardee
Also known to some as Chefboy Hardy, and Chef Boy-Howdy. If you're being honest with yourself, you could probably still live on canned ravioli and be perfectly happy.
Remember when her torso used to be terrifyingly disproportionate and funnel-shaped?
Fruit Roll-Ups
A dessert and an art project all in one!

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<![CDATA[The Top Men's Shoe Designers]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-men_s-shoe-designers
This list of the top men's shoe designers includes many of the most recognizable names in the fashion industry. What is the best designer shoe for men? Men's designer dress shoes can be expensive, but the right pair of dress loafers, made well, can last more than a decade with the proper care. If you're thinking about expanding your wardrobe, consider choosing from these men's shoe designers – and vote for your favorites. Also, feel free to make your own list of favorites.

What's the top designer shoe for men? The men's shoes on this list are of the highest quality, offering solid stitching, a finished insole, a very high-end, quality outsole, and a beautiful, classic design. They are made from strong materials and built to last (as they should, for the price). Some designers on this list do mass-produce men's shoes, but others make each pair of men's shoes by hand. The difference here is often the cost: A great pair of (hand made) John Lobb shoes, for example, can easily cost in the thousands of dollars.

Use this list to take your men's shoe wardrobe up several notches and put your best foot forward!

Cole Haan


John Lobb Bootmaker


Salvatore Ferragamo Italia S.p.A.

Allen Edmonds


Johnston & Murphy

A. Testoni

Bruno Magli

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<![CDATA[Brands For Your Awesomely Alcoholic Lifestyle]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/alcoholic-brands/bryce-chelsea
Brands alcoholics love are things that make everyday life doable for people who drink. Not to say you have a problem (rehab is for quitters, duh) but we've all had that night where we drank a little more than we should have the night before we had something important to do. Like work. Or school. Or an international flight. Not that you - or I - would know from personal experience.

These are the brands that get you drunk and get you out of being drunk. From your morning after hangover remedies to the stuff that told your brain jumping in that fountain was a good idea, these are the brands that party people come in contact with on the daily (or at least the weekly). You'll find some of the essentials of a drunk friend survival kit here as well as some of the next day medicine cabinet must-haves. 

What are some of the brands alcohol drinkers are most familiar with? You may not remember last night, but you know these are the brands every drinker needs in their lives.

Wake up, bitch! It's me, the sun!
Taco Bell
You'll hate yourself later, but a dozen tacos for $5 is such a deal!
To stop the elves from carrying out all that construction in your frontal lobe
You don't want the whole office to know you didn't sleep
Smart Water
Hydrate, man. That Kristoff took a lot out of you
Get rid of that "cat crapped in my mouth" smell
Prepare for your whore's bath
Jack Daniels
He'll get you through that breakup
Old Spice
Better to smell like this stuff than stale beer and regrets
Bud Light
It's the next best thing to water

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<![CDATA[The Best Ice Cream Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ice-cream-brands-v1/werner-brandes
The best ice cream brands, including the most popular, healthy, inexpensive, tasty and nonfat brands for ice cream. Ice cream is a frozen dessert that is loved by many (especially when served in a cone or in a bowl with chocolate syrup on top.) In essence the ingredients in ice cream are just cream, water and sugar--although many top ice cream brands add their own extra ingredients to make unique flavors of ice cream. Phrases such as "frozen custard," "frozen yogurt," "sorbet," "gelato" and others are used to distinguish different varieties and styles.

So what are the best ice cream brands? Popular ice cream types are available in convenience stores, grocery stores and specialty stores. People usually choose the creamiest, sweetest, easiest to scoop and most delicious kinds of ice cream as their favorites. The goal of this page is to provide a comprehensive list of all major ice cream brands, making shopping and comparison fast and easy. This is what people recommend, based on voting for the top ice cream brands available today.


Ben & Jerry's

Blue Bell Creameries

Cold Stone Creamery

Dairy Queen

Good Humor-Breyers



New Magnum Ice Cream


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<![CDATA[The Top Restaurant Chains in America]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-restaurant-chains-in-america
The List of Top Restaurant Chains in America includes famous restaurant chains from throughout the United States. Restaurant chains offer a familiarity through their decor and menu throughout all of their locations. As such, they tend to be most popular in areas where one would find travelers or tourists. From fast food, to drive-thrus, and even some sit down franchises, there are a variety of restaurants on this list, each serving different international cuisines or their own takes on American classics.

The idea of chain restaurants is widely credited to Harland Sanders, more famously known as "Colonel Sanders." By "franchising" out his secret recipe, restaurants that served his food had an advantage as travelers knew what to expect. Today, nearly every cuisine imaginable has a restaurant chain attached to it.

Vote up your favorite chain restaurants below, or vote down those you'll never go back to again. Looking for more of a sweet treat? Check out this list of the Best Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Chains. Cook up some mediocre Italian food at home using this list of Olive Garden recipes, and take a look at other delicious lists like, the Best Japanese Foods and the Best Brain Foods.


Buffalo Wild Wings


Dairy Queen

Pizza Hut

Red Robin



Taco Bell


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<![CDATA[Brands That Give You The Most Bang For Your Buck]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bang-for-your-buck-brands/werner-brandes
Where do you turn when you want to get the most for your dollar? Which stores and brands offer the best bang for your buck? No one wants to spend their hard earned cash on products that don't get the job done, or cost an arm and a leg. But some brands offer high quality for reasonable prices, and products that won't cost a lot up front, but will last for years to come.

Whether you're looking for quality or quantity, there are lots of different brands that offer one or the other and won't leave you broke. Stores like Costco offer bulk purchase options so you can pay a lower price per item (and save yourself the hassle of heading to the store once a week for another box of cereal).

Then there are brands like American Eagle Outfitters, where you can rest assured your jeans will last you for years and cost much less than designers, and stores like Target, offering a quality store brand that will save you boatloads on basics and staples.

When you need to stretch your dollar the farthest, look no further than the brands below. Be sure to upvote those that you always go to when trying to get the most bang for your buck, or add the brand you always turn to, if it isn't already on the list.

Great news: the more worn out they get, the cooler they look.
Go big or go home. And don't forget your $5 rotisserie chicken.
Dollar Tree
Probably steer clear of the food items, but stock up on party supplies on the cheap!

Be like Mike with these high quality, reasonably priced undershirts.
Yes, you have to build it, but it's cheap, modern, and will last at least until you get wedding presents.
Levi Strauss & Co.
You can't beat the old standard.
Old Navy
The cheapest line from the same company that owns Banana Republic.
Samsung Electronics

Target Corporation
From Mossimo, to Merona, to Up and Up, you can find what you need at bargain prices.

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<![CDATA[Outlet Stores That Are Actually Better Than The Real Thing]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-outlet-stores/werner-brandes
Sometimes the brand you love is just a little bit too expensive. Thankfully, the brands on this list all have excellent outlet and factory store locations, with discounted prices. Outlet malls are destinations for families and tourists alike, all looking to score great deals on high-end brands. Factory outlets offer overstock and unsold inventory from previous seasons at lower prices than you would normally pay, but still offer the quality you expect from these top brands.

From Nike sneakers to Levi's jeans, at outlets you can get great items for a good value. You can also find pricey brands like Coach and Ralph Lauren, home essentials from Le Creuset and Williams-Sonoma, and outerwear from brands like The North Face and Columbia Sportswear.

Not all outlet stores are created equal, but the brands on this list have all succeeded at giving their loyal shoppers great options and have the best outlet stores around. Which outlet stores do you think are the best? Cast your votes below or add an awesome outlet all bargain shoppers should know about that isn't already on the list.

Columbia Sportswear


Eddie Bauer

Fossil, Inc.




The North Face

Under Armour

Le Creuset

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<![CDATA[Essential Products For a Perfect Gamer Survival Kit]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/gaming-essentials/charley-feldman

No matter what, gamers gonna game! But for a gamer to play at peak performance levels, there are certain survival essentials for quests, campaigns, and candy crushes. Every gamer has their own ritual of snacks, and there is no right way to keep you going. If you don’t see the item that will help you beat the boss level, make sure to add it below!
For every person who digs messy snacking like DiGiorno Pizza, Doritos, and Taco Bell, there are those who don’t want to gunk up their controllers (amateurs). But what about sweet treats like Twizzlers, Pop-Tarts, and M&Ms? If normal fuel fails to get you over the late night hump, there’s always Red Bull, Monster, and Startbucks coffee to be the cheat code to alertness. 
What about the accessories that make gaming experience better? The best rocker video chairs, headsets, and video glasses like Gunnar Optik are there, if you want to shell out the coins (or rupees). 
What do you think should go in a gaming survival kit? What are your gamer must-haves? Vote-up the ones you see here, and make sure to add all the essentials we’ve left out!


Bet you can't eat just one that doesn't slime up your controller. 
LG Electronics
They didn't render so you COULDN'T see every boob bounce in high definition. 
It's not a cookie, it's a heart container with cream filling. 
It's not giving up, it's giving in to a higher power – plus elastic. 
Coffee is for (campaign) closers only. 
Verizon FiOS
Without it, the only one you can yell at is yourself. :(
Chips and Salsa
For the picante of battle. 
Won't melt in your hand and then onto your controller like a candy-coated Player 2. 
Flavor dust comes from the Nacho Cheese Fairy, and she loves you very much.
Hydration is important, people. 

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<![CDATA[Essential Brands For Your Hipster Lifestyle]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hipster-brands/elise
Whether you are a hipster or you're just "asking for a friend," you may find this list of hipster brands useful. No judgement here. If you're interested in hipster fashion, you may already know some of the basic tenants: flannel shirts, kewl glasses, vintage and/or ironic t-shirts, artisan food and mason jars. So many mason jars.

Some would say that hipster culture revolves around not buying brand-name anything, but there are some brands that hipsters love, and you will find them here. From the American Spirit cigarettes they smoke to the kimchi they store in their Ball mason jars, the brands listed here are quintessentially hipster. Add to this list of you can think of any that have been looked over. And please, no haters. 

Ball Corp.
You only drink out of mason jars at home. Also used to decorate, store, and pickle things 
Simple, classic, and timeless shoes for your feet
Crosley Broadcasting Corporation
Because everything sounds better on vinyl
Wayfarers are known to keep annoying people away
Bianchi Bicycles
Get rid of your car and commute on a fixed-gear bike
The original Greek yogurt, before Greek yogurt was a thing. You're loyal. 
Natural American Spirit
100% additive free natural tobacco...  as close to "artisan" as cigarettes get
Acid wash jeans, flannels, old band shirts... for pennies on the dollar of what they'd be at stores
Warm flannels and blankets that are worth the splurge if you can't find them at the thrift store. 
Ideal notebooks to jot down those ideas that come to you in your local coffee shop

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