Shopping The Top Fashion Designers for Women  

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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 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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1,017 284
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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800 268
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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641 279
Dolce & Gabbana is listed (or ranked) 4 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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672 252
Versace is listed (or ranked) 5 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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461 240
Hermès is listed (or ranked) 6 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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601 230
Burberry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
Cynthia1 added 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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534 311
Marc Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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574 293
Michael Kors Corporation is listed (or ranked) 9 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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566 195
Ralph Lauren Corporation is listed (or ranked) 10 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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346 161
Valentino S.p.A is listed (or ranked) 11 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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387 165
Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 12 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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294 74
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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228 214
Diane Von Furstenberg Studio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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458 176
Victoria's Secret is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
ChloeFletcher added 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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346 178
Vera Wang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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266 143
Chloé is listed (or ranked) 17 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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226 174
Stella McCartney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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263 209
DKNY is listed (or ranked) 19 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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288 140
Kate Spade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
ChloeFletcher added Kate Brosnahan Spade is the co-founder and namesake of the designer brand, Kate Spade New York.

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177 192
Vivienne Westwood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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169 180
Karl Lagerfeld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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281 168
Zara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
AnnaHanna added 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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183 156
Roberto Cavalli is listed (or ranked) 24 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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230 174
Lacoste is listed (or ranked) 25 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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152 53
Jimmy Choo is listed (or ranked) 26 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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141 160
Jean Paul Gaultier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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175 135
Moschino is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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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159 126
Miu Miu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
chantellebelle added 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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156 97
Tory Burch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
ChloeFletcher added 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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104 176
Zac Posen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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132 118
BCBG is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
ChloeFletcher added

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116 157
Nicole Miller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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103 139
John Galliano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
John Galliano

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112 73
Coach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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120 152
Betsey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women

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161 157
American Eagle Outfitters is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
ChloeFletcher added 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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94 132
La Perla is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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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82 134
Badgley Mischka is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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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76 103
Zuhair Murad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
radeo16 added Zuhair Murad is a Lebanese fashion designer.

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81 116
Marchesa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
LisaGruber added 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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57 22
Tommy Hilfiger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
nikacizerl added Thomas Jacob Hilfiger is an American fashion designer and founder of the lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation.

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32 4
Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
IndiS added 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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55 108
Alice and Olivia LLC is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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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4 12
Rag & Bone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
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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29 8
Fendi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
IndiS added 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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26 8
Tom Ford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
IndiS added

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23 13
Supreme is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
IndiS added 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 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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18 9
Alexander McQueen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Fashion Designers for Women
IndiS added Alexander McQueen is a British luxury fashion house founded by designer Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. Its current creative director is Sarah Burton.