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The Top Fashion Designers for Women 

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Updated June 14, 2019 26.7k votes 5.3k voters 491.2k views 51 items

List Rules Designers who create original clothing or accessories for women and have their own product lines

Fashionistas, just like you can never have too many designer shoes, we know you love your designer clothing brands like Versache, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana, but which is the absolute top fashion designer for women? Whether you're a fan of the funky Betsey Johnson or the classic Louis Vuitton, we want to hear which designer you love best and which you wouldn't be caught dead wearing. Add your list of your favorite fashion designers for women and best designer brands and vote for the ones you love or hate below!

Fashion is a tricky thing to follow and predict as styles and top designer brands change almost as often as the weather. Accordingly, staying trendy can be equally as tricky, and also expensive, but certainly keeps the top designers in business. As many aspiring fashion desingers have learned, it's also a tough business to break into and even harder to stay in. However, as the Valentinos and Chanels prove, some of the best fashion designers for women are timeless.

Vote for your favorites on this list of women's designer clothing brands, and then head to the stores for a shopping spree! You've earned some new designer looks!
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Chanel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Chanel S.A. Heey is a French, privately held company owned by Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturière Gabrielle ...more

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Gucci is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Gucci is an Italian fashion and leather goods brand, part of the Gucci Group, which is owned by the French company Kering, formerly known as PPR. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in ...more

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Prada is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Prada S.p.A. is an Italian luxury fashion house, specializing in ready-to-wear leather and fashion accessories, shoes, luggage, perfumes, watches, etc., founded in 1913 by Mario Prada.

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Versace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Gianni Versace S.p.A., usually referred to as Versace, is an Italian fashion company and trade name founded by Gianni Versace in 1978.

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Dolce & Gabbana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Dolce & Gabbana is an Italian luxury industry fashion house founded in 1985 in Legnano by Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The two met in Milan in 1980 and worked for ...more

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Burberry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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Burberry Group plc is a British luxury fashion house, distributing outerwear, fashion accessories, fragrances, sunglasses, and cosmetics. Its distinctive tartan pattern has become one of its ...more

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Ralph Lauren Corporation... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Ralph Lauren Corporation is a publicly traded, United States-based holding company headquartered in New York City. The company, through its subsidiaries, designs, markets and sells men's, ...more

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Michael Kors Corporation... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Michael Kors Holdings is the fashion company of American designer Michael Kors. It was founded in 1981, and sells handbags and accessories. It has more than 550 stores and over 1500 in-store ...more

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Hermès is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Hermès International S.A., Hermes of Paris, or simply Hermès is a French manufacturer established in 1837, today specializing in leather, lifestyle accessories, perfumery, luxury ...more

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Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Givenchy is a luxury French brand of haute couture clothing, accessories and, as Parfums Givenchy, perfumes and cosmetics. The house of Givenchy was founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de ...more

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Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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Valentino S.p.A is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Valentino SpA is a clothing company founded in 1959 by Valentino Garavani. It is a part of Valentino Fashion Group. Since October 2008, the creative directors are Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier ...more

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Louis Vuitton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton, or shortened to LV, is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label's LV monogram appears on most of its ...more

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Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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Victoria's Secret is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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Victoria's Secret is the largest American retailer of lingerie, 2012 sales were $6.12 billion. The company sells lingerie, womenswear, and beauty products through its catalogs, website, and its ...more
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Chloé is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Chloé is a French fashion house founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion. Gaby later joined forces with Jacques Lenoir in 1953, formally managing the business side of the brand, allowing Gaby to ...more

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Kate Spade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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Kate Brosnahan Spade was the co-founder and namesake of the designer brand, Kate Spade New York.

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DKNY is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
DKNY is a New York-based fashion house specializing in fashion goods for men and women founded in 1984 by Donna Karan.

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Zara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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Zara is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer based in Arteixo, Galicia, and founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera. It is the flagship chain store of the Inditex group, ...more
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Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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Jimmy Choo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Dato' Jimmy Choo, OBE Jimmy Choo Yeang Keat, is a Malaysian fashion designer based in the United Kingdom. He is best known for co-founding Jimmy Choo Ltd that became known for its handmade ...more

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Lacoste is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Lacoste is a French clothing company founded in 1933 that sells high-end clothing, footwear, perfume, leather goods, watches, eyewear, and most famously polo shirts. In recent years, Lacoste has ...more

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Diane Von Furstenberg St... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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Tory Burch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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Tory Burch is an American fashion designer, business woman, and philanthropist, who has won several fashion awards for her designs. She is the Chairman, CEO, and Designer of Tory Burch LLC. As ...more

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Roberto Cavalli is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Roberto Cavalli is a fashion company founded by Roberto Cavalli. It owns and operates a number of retail stores throughout the world.

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