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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 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 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 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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Dolce & Gabbana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Dolce & Gabbana 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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Versace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Versace 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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Burberry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Cynthia1 added Burberry 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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Hermès is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Hermès 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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Michael Kors Corporation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Michael Kors 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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Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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Ralph Lauren Corporation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Ralph Lauren 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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Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Givenchy 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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Valentino S.p.A is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Valentino S.p.A 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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Diane Von Furstenberg Studio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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Louis Vuitton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Louis Vuitton 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) 15 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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Victoria's Secret is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
ChloeFletcher added Victoria's Secret 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) 17 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Chloé 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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Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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DKNY is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Donna Karan 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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Kate Spade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
ChloeFletcher added Kate Spade Kate Brosnahan Spade is the co-founder and namesake of the designer brand, Kate Spade New York.

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Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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Roberto Cavalli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Roberto Cavalli 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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Zara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
AnnaHanna added Zara 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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Lacoste is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Lacoste 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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Jean Paul Gaultier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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Zac Posen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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Jimmy Choo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Jimmy Choo 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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Moschino is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Moschino Moschino is an Italian luxury fashion house, specilialized ready-to-wear, leather and fashion accessories, shoes, luggage, perfume etc., founded in 1983 by Franco Moschino.

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Miu Miu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
chantellebelle added Miu Miu Miu Miu is a high fashion brand of women's clothing and accessories from the Prada fashion house. Miu Miu opened in 1993 and is headed by Miuccia Prada. The name of the collection is taken from ...more

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Tory Burch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
ChloeFletcher added Tory Burch 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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BCBG is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
ChloeFletcher added BCBG

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Nicole Miller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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John Galliano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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Coach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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Betsey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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American Eagle Outfitters is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
ChloeFletcher added American Eagle Outfitters American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing and accessories retailer, headquartered in the Southside Works Neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1977 by brothers ...more

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La Perla is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
La Perla La Perla is an Italian clothing company specializing in lingerie. La Perla was founded in 1954 by corset-maker Ada Masotti, in Bologna, Italy. The company began manufacturing swimwear in 1971. ...more

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Badgley Mischka is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Badgley Mischka Badgley Mischka is an American fashion label designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka. James Mischka began at Rice University as a biomedical engineering major and ultimately graduated with ...more

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Zuhair Murad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
radeo16 added Zuhair Murad Zuhair Murad is a Lebanese fashion designer.

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Marchesa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
LisaGruber added Marchesa Marchesa is a brand specializing in high end womenswear, established in 2004 by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig. The brand has been worn by a number of Hollywood actresses on the red carpet ...more

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Alice and Olivia LLC is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Alice and Olivia LLC Alice + Olivia is a New York, New York-based contemporary clothing company with designer, Stacey Bendet, at the helm. The global brand launched at Barneys in 2002 and is now sold in over fifty ...more

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Rag & Bone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Rag & Bone Rag & Bone is an American fashion label founded in 2002 by Nathan Bogle and Marcus Wainwright. In 2004 the label launched with a men's line and a women's line followed in 2005. The brand is ...more

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Tommy Hilfiger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
nikacizerl added Tommy Hilfiger Thomas Jacob Hilfiger is an American fashion designer and founder of the lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation.

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Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
IndiS added Yves Saint Laurent Yves Saint Laurent YSL is a luxury fashion house founded by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé. The founder of the brand died in 2008 and the house produced its last haute ...more

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Fendi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
IndiS added Fendi Fendi is an Italian luxury fashion house whose specialities include fur, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, fragrances, eyewear, timepieces and accessories. Founded in 1925 in Rome, Fendi is ...more

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Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
IndiS added Tom Ford

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Supreme is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
IndiS added Supreme Supreme is a skateboarding shop and clothing brand established in New York City in April 1994. The brand caters to the skateboarding, hip hop and rock cultures, as well as to the youth culture ...more

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Alexander Wang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
IndiS added Alexander Wang Alexander Wang is an American fashion designer and the creative director of Balenciaga. At age 19, he moved to New York City to attend Parsons. In 2005, after two years at Parsons, he decided to ...more

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Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
IndiS added Alexander McQueen Alexander McQueen is a British luxury fashion house founded by designer Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. Its current creative director is Sarah Burton.