Thursday, 6 May 2010

Forbes Unveils Its Platinum Luxury Brands, Giving Louis Vuitton A Special Mention – 6/5/10

Last week, Louis Vuitton was dubbed the world’s most valuable luxury brand, when it came to brand value (see our earlier report). Now, LV has also been named as Forbes’ second most valuable Platinum Brand.

In their report on Platinum Brands, Forbes identifies 10 luxury brands that are “poised to thrive in better economic times.”
The other brands, in order of appearance on the list, included:
1. BMW
2. LV
3. Mercedes-Benz
4. Gucci
5. Coach
6. Hermes
7. Chanel
8. Rolex
9. Cartier
10. Porsche

According to this report, Forbes' Beyond The Balance Sheet Department looks at the numbers behind the numbers - or ways of analysing companies that are different from the usual metrics, such as book value and earnings. Click here for more information on how Forbes came up with this list.

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