Today, Bangladesh has more than a hundred prestigious clothing and accessory businesses that are easily comparable to the quality of the international fashion industry. Both traditional and non-traditional markets experienced growth in the country’s garment export. Bangladesh derives a significant percentage of its annual revenue from the apparel industry. Numerous fashion houses have sprung up to meet the growing needs of Bangladesh’s clothing industry.
As time moves forward, Bangladeshi people are becoming a lot more fashion-conscious. So, today we are going to be discussing the top ten clothing brands in Bangladesh.
Fazle Hasan Abed, who is the director of BRAC, founded Aarong in 1978. Now, Tamara Hasan Abed is the managing director of BRAC Enterprises. The name Aarong, which translates to “village fair,” was created to maintain the native culture, traditions, crafts, and fashions, and to support and encourage rural artists. Aarong is one of the leading Bengali ethnic and traditional clothing companies that has a chain of department shops that sells traditional or western wear, Fotua, Panjabi-pajama, Lungi shirts, kids ware, bags, handicrafts, Sarees, Salwar-Kamizes, scarfs, Dupattas, ceramics, jewelry, fabrics, non-textile crafts, household accessories, Kathas, Nokshi Kathas, gift items, antique items, leather goods, tops, gift sets and much more.
They have 25 store outlets around Bangladesh and more than 100 fashion and lifestyle product lines. Not only are they bringing about a revolution in the retail sector with high standards, but they are also supporting 65,000 craftsmen. Through trade fairs and online stores, Aarong is expanding its reach outside of Bangladesh as well.
Ecstasy is a very popular Bangladeshi fashion house, and its collection is very popular among the youth of the country for its modern design. Founded in 1997 by Tanjim Haque, Ecstasy has rapidly become one of the country’s biggest fashion retailers. Ecstasy offers both traditional and western wear, jewelry, handicrafts, perfume, footwear, and bags. They also offer everything from light partywear to glamorous kameezes with heavy embroidery, cutwork, and sequins. On the other hand, its denim section is a must-buy for men. Moreover, their 19 stores are spread all around the country.
3. Cats Eye
Cats Eye is under the management of two clothing companies called Monsoon Rain and Unlimited. In 1980, Saeed Siddiqui Rumi and Ashrafun Siddiqui Dora founded Cats Eye. Initially, Cats Eye began its operation from a small Green Super Market shop that sold everything from candies to ornaments. Cats Eye is famous for its men & women’s apparels like shirts, pants, Panjabis, jeans, Salwar Kameezes, shoes, Polo shirts, round necks, and other fashion accessories.
In 1998, Cats Eye launched another brand of men’s ware under the name Cats Eye Unlimited to satisfy the demand for stylish casual mens ware segment. Recently, Cats Eye also introduced a line of ladies’ ware, shoes, and silver jewelry.
Yellow, one of the trendiest clothing brands, is owned by Beximco. Salman F Rahman founded Yellow in 2004. They have a total of 19 stores, of which 15 stores are in Bangladesh and 4 in Pakistan. Moreover, they also provide 24/7 online support. The major branches of Yellow are located in Bashundhara City Complex, Jamuna Future Park, and Chittagong. T-shirts, half-sleeves, long sleeves, jeans, Panjabis, and a variety of other clothing items are available. For ladies, it also includes a great selection of Sarees, Kameezes, Hijabs, t-shirts, jeans, etc.
Their product line also includes textiles for home decoration, avant-garde ceramic items, paintings, books, etc. The company tries to maintain both conventionally elegant and modern fashionable designs in its attires.
5. Le Reve
Le Reve is a subsidiary of REVE Tex Ltd, one of the enterprises of REVE Group. Monnujan Nargis is one of the founding members and CEO of Le Reve. Le Reve provides affordable clothing for men, women, and children. Men can choose from a variety of formal, informal, and comfortable shirts, t-shirts, polo shirts, jeans, trousers, Panjabis, suits, blazers, pajamas, waistcoats, sarongs, lungis, tupis, and trendy accessories like eyeglasses and wristwatches, etc. Sarees, bottom wear, western and fusion clothing, ethnic clothing, footwear, personal care products, and stylish accessories are all part of their women’s clothing collection.
It also includes home décor accessories like bed sheets, table runners, flower vases, table coasters, picture frames, and candles. Le Reve has 18 stores across Bangladesh in areas like Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet, Khulna, and Narayanganj.
Founded in 2003, Richman, one of the most popular men’s fashion brands, is a subsidiary of Lubnan trade Consortium Limited. Mr. Mohammad Junaid is the founder of this prestigious clothing brand.Polos, shirts, denim, and relaxed trousers are among the company’s most popular formal and casual product lines. Blazers, accessories, and the Richman Panjabi line are other products that are highly sought-after. Moreover, fashion accessories like ties, belts, wallets, perfumes, wristwatches, and face masks are also available in their stores. Richman now has 47 easily accessible stores across Dhaka and other major cities.
Anjan is one of the few fashion houses in Bangladesh that’s famous for making exclusive traditional clothing. Shaheen Ahmed founded Anjan’s in 1994 and began his journey in the garments sector. Along with clothing for men, women, and children, Anjan also offers home textile products and Hometex that are only sold in Anjan’s showrooms. Their fashion line includes Sarees, Salwar kameezes, Kurtis, Panjabis, Fotuas, shirts, and kids’ ware. All the attire of Anjan is made from high-quality fabrics and has tasteful designs. They have 23 outlets all across the country.
Launched in 2015, Sailor is one of the most prominent and stylish lifestyle brands in Bangladesh. Md. Shihab Uddin is the CEO of Sailor. Epyllion Group, a well-known firm in Bangladesh’s garment and textile industries, is the parent company of Sailor. Sailor is a well-known fashion label because of its distinct aesthetic and wide range of offerings. They design trendy clothes and accessories for people of all ages who think that their individual sense of style and sense of fashion makes them stand out.
They have 18 outlets all across the country. The clothing store sells men’s Polo shirts, t-shirts, suits, blazers, hoodies, smart casual shirts, and traditional attire in both casual and formal settings. Kurtis, short and long tops, cape dresses, jumpsuits, crop tops, t-shirts, and women’s footwear are all part of their apparel collection for women.
Established in 2007 by Falzur Rahman, Dorjibari is a great casual clothing line for young people. Dorjibari was incorporated in 2003 with the name of Hejal and, within a span of a few years, transformed into a top textile brand in Bangladesh. Their clothes are a fusion of eastern and western cultures. And this set became a new trend among teenagers. They aim to create diverse products and varieties for customers across all age groups, occasions, and styles. Today, they are one of the largest players in fabrics.
Their line includes designer ware, formal/executive shirts, casual shirts, D-Polos, t-shirts, Panjabis, Fotuas, Kotis, coat-blazer-suits, jackets, denim/formals, trousers, and men’s accessories. Dorjibari has a total of 35 branches in the country.
Klubhaus, a division of the Dekko Isho Group, was founded in 2018 by Royana Hossain. The clothing brand is focused on combining traditional Bengali and global fashion designs. That way, customers can enjoy a truly unique fashion experience that’s relevant both locally and globally. Every piece of clothing produced by this company is designed to be stylish and classy. The fashion house offers a combination of traditional and Western men’s wear. Their traditional outfits include Panjabis, Fotuas, and waistcoats.
While western men’s garments include formal and casual shirts, blazers and suits, polo shirts, t-shirts, jeans, men’s sleepwear, and casual pants.
Bangladesh’s fashion industry is indeed relatively new and just beginning to gain momentum at this point. Apart from the brands mentioned above, there are a lot of awesome fashion outlets backed by talented artisans that are just beginning to flourish. These brands are taking the fashion industry to a whole new level. And as long as the demand is there, these clothing brands in Bangladesh will continue booming.