- America's biggest apparel and footwear retailers rake in a massive amount of revenue each year.
- Companies such as
- This list of the top retailers by annual sales is collated using data from
It's not all doom and gloom in the retail sector. America's biggest apparel and footwear retailers are continuing to rake in massive amounts of revenue each year.
We put together a list of the top retail companies in the US by annual sales numbers. The data is taken from Forbes' Global 2000 report on the world's largest public companies. This list includes all public companies with annual sales over
10. Tapestry – Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman
Annual sales: $5.5 billion
In 2017, it changed its name to Tapestry after acquiring the Kate Spade brand for
9. Burlington Stores
Annual sales: $6.1 billion
Discount retailer Burlington Stores started out as a coat and suit wholesaler in New Jersey in 1972 but has since grown to 567 stores across 45 states in the US and Puerto Rico.
The store sells clothing at a discount of up to 65%.
8. PVH — Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, and Heritage Brands
Annual sales: $8.9 billion
Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger are two of the best-known brands in the US and have been around since 1968 and 1985, respectively. They now account for the majority of sales at their parent company, PVH Corp.
These two labels have experienced a resurgence recently as '90s fashion has come back into vogue.
7. VF — Vans, Timberland, The North Face
Annual sales: $12.3 billion
6. L Brands — Victoria's Secret
Annual sales: $12.6 billion
L Brands is the company behind America's most famous underwear brand, Victoria's Secret. L Brands was founded by its current CEO, Les Wexner, in Columbus, Ohio, in 1963. It also owns Bath & Body Works and La Senza.
5. Ross Stores
Annual sales: $14.1 billion
Annual sales: $15.5 billion
Seattle-based luxury department store chain Nordstrom is still run by its founding family.
While its competitors have been closing stores, it has been
3. Gap Inc. — Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta
Annual sales: $15.9 billion
Annual sales: $35.3 billion
In recent years, it has come under pressure in the US and lost sales to German rival Adidas, which has been
1. TJX Companies — TJ Maxx, Marshalls
Annual sales: $35.9 billion
TJX Companies is the parent company of several off-price chains in the US including TJ Maxx and Marshalls.
These stores have become some of the few bright spots in today's tricky retail climate. TJ Maxx, which offers discounts of between 20-60% on well-known brands, has reported strong