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The Top 50 Most-Searched for Luxury Brands in the United States


Digital Luxury Group (DLG), the first international company dedicated exclusively to the digital success of luxury brands, joins forces with Luxury Society, the world’s largest community of luxury executives, to reveal the ranking of the top 50 most-searched for luxury brands on search engines in the United States in 2011.

“This is actually the first time that such powerful, yet seemingly basic, information is being made available. The combination of Digital Luxury Group’s digital expertise and Luxury Society’s industry understanding and reach will finally make it possible to regularly inform luxury brand executives about the performance and attractiveness of their brands online in the US,” reveals Philippe Barnet, Managing Director, Luxury Society.

Using DLG’s proprietary technology, DemandTracker™, the “US Top 50 Most-Searched Luxury Brands in 2011” tracks more than 470 million intentions expressed by American consumers using Google and Bing to search for luxury products and services related to 500 luxury brands from 6 different segments (watches, jewelry, fashion, beauty, automotive, hospitality).


The Top 50 Most-Searched for Luxury Brands in the United States

The ranking, compiled by DLG research analysts with the support of the Luxury Society team, uncovered a number of interesting findings:

1. Interest is strong for luxury automobiles

Luxury automotive brands are clearly leading the pack, with BMW and Audi ranking in the 1st and 2nd spot across all brands. Out of the top ten most-searched for luxury brands, six were automotive brands.

2. Continued demand for accessible luxury fashion

American mid-level luxury brand, Coach, ranks 3rd overall, outperforming both Louis Vuitton and Chanel in consumer interest for luxury fashion and accessories brands.

3. Travelling Americans do their hotel research online

Hilton Hotels, ranking in 6th position of most-searched for brands, surpassed Sheraton and Wyndham Hotels.

4. The watches and jewelry category is led by global players

Ranking 13th overall, Rolex was the most-searched for brand within the watch category, while Cartier (22nd overall) leads the way for jewelry brands.

The full ranking is available online at:

More detailed data and analysis on a particular segment or brand is available upon request. For any further enquiries regarding the index or research, please contact Tamar Koifman of Digital Luxury Group,

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Digital Luxury Group is the first international company dedicated exclusively to the design and implementation of digital communication strategies for luxury brands, with offices in New York, Geneva and Shanghai.

Luxury Society is the world’s most influential online community of top luxury executives. Based in Paris, with members in more than 150 countries, Luxury Society informs and connects CEOs, managers, journalists, consultants, designers and analysts from across the luxury industry.