If you want to stay at the head of the class when it comes to fashion, you have to rock the latest trends. Luckily, it's easy to find trendy fashion in a variety of styles when you shop the hottest teen clothing brands. Check out the brands that consistently measure up to the distinguished tastes of teens.
35 of the Hottest Teen Clothing Brands
Popular clothing brands for teens offer teenage apparel styles for boys and girls that offer trendy clothing with fresh, young, and fun styling. There are many popular teen clothing lines.
Well known for their shoes, Germany-based brand Adidas also sells sporty jackets, shorts, pants and T-shirts that'll please the jock in any teen boy or girl. Reagan K. (19) from Jamestown, NY, shares that Adidas is one of her top brands because it's "better quality and lasts much longer than other brands." As a teen on a budget, quality is important her.
American Eagle Outfitters
American Eagle Outfitters is a reasonably priced U.S. clothing brand found at most malls around the country. Teens from international countries can also expect to find classic, casual and modern apparel at American Eagle online.
Originating in Australia, Billabong focuses on surf-inspired clothing; however, you don't have to be a surfer to enjoy their casual, beach-ready style.
Tamara K. (18) from Ladera Ranch, CA, says she loves Brandy Melville clothes because "they are cute, affordable, and trendy." U.S. brand Brandy Melville is vastly growing in the international teen girl fashion market. Inspired by Los Angeles, teen girls in the U.S. and Europe will find lots of trendy fashion clothing and accessories at their online store.
With their combo of athletic wear and streetwear, which are the most popular teen style categories, Champion made a comeback in 2019 with young adults. Cool and comfortable basic sweatshirts and sweatpants are the company staple that give teens a streetwear vibe when mixed with other brands.
Australian brand Cotton On now has 1,200 stores in 12 different countries. They stock trend-driven fashions, as well as quality basics, at affordable prices.
Long a favorite for work uniforms, U.S.-based brand Dickies is the non-mainstream answer to jeans. A pair of Dickies pants is a staple in punk clothing.
The Diesel brand is most known for its jeans. The company, based in Italy, also creates exclusive footwear, watches, and sunglasses with an online store that ships worldwide.
U.S. brand Express offers trendy clothing in standard and petite sizes at reasonable prices. Their stores can be found in just about any mall in the U.S., but their online store ships exclusively to the U.S. and Canada.
For teens who don't want to spend a lot, but want to stay current with trendy fashion statements, U.S. brand Forever 21 is the place to go. They ship all around the globe, and even stock inexpensive prom fashions in the spring. They also have some styles suitable for preteen fashion.
German brand H&M offers the latest trends and styles in teen clothing worldwide for affordable prices. That includes outerwear, shoes, casual looks and formal pieces, as well as bags and accessories.
Featuring cool Southern California clothing, Hollister is known for their jean styles and casual basics.
The Hurley brand is based on skateboarding and surfing styles straight out of California. It's also popular among BMX and motocross fans, thanks to team sponsorships, and is now sold worldwide.
For teens who want stylish, quintessentially British casual wear to throw on outside of school hours, Jack Wills is the UK-based brand to try. Their online store currently ships to the US, Europe and Hong Kong.
Known as the king of denim worldwide, U.S.-based Levis is a popular jeans brand with teens situated all around the globe. They offer quality denim in different cuts, styles and colors, and show no signs of going out of style.
Most of Lululemon's designs are inspired by yoga and the brand encourages a healthy, comfortable lifestyle. They carry simple, yet high quality clothes men, women, and kids can work out in or wear in everyday life.
Thanks to stores like TJ Maxx, even teens can now afford big name fashion labels like Michael Kors. While teens love Michael Kors purses and bags, they also love his clothes for their simple, yet quality look.
NEXT is a UK-based retailer that offers high quality fashion, basics, and footwear for both teen boys and girls. Their online store now ships to 72 countries worldwide.
New Look has a designated clothing line for teens where they can easily access trend-driven fashion at low prices. They are primarily based in the UK, but their online store ships internationally.
"My favorite brand is Nike because of their variety in shoes and sportswear," shares Daniel A. (17) from Orange County, CA. U.S.-based Nike is an enduring brand. It's popular worldwide with both those looking for high-performance gear when playing sports and teens just aiming for a sporty look.
The North Face
Known for its outerwear and outdoor sports clothing, The North Face originated in San Francisco. Their performance clothing, equipment and footwear is popular with both teens and adults internationally, and their online store ships to 33 countries around the globe.
U.S. clothing brand Old Navy is Gap's younger, more affordable sister. Their online store offers plus size and slim sizes for both teen boys and girls worldwide.
PacSun is the original surf-inspired clothing line from California. They offer casual clothing, sandals, jeans and accessories - and now ship internationally for teens all around the globe.
Primark is an Irish company that offers clothing, footwear, accessories and home goods. Primark's tagline is "Fashion for Less" and it's particularly popular with teens due to its low price positioning. Primark doesn't sell online and only has physical stores in Europe and the US currently.
Part of Inditex who also owns Zara, Spanish brand Pull&Bear is a popular choice for casual wear worldwide. With everything from shirts to handbags, there's something for every trendy teen boy or girl.
UK brand River Island sells clothing, footwear and accessories to teens based internationally. Their price points are slightly higher than the average clothing store, but the quality of the goods reflects this.
US brand Roxy offers clothing with a casual, summery feel for teen girls. Roxy is an offshoot of the Quiksilver line, known for its surfer style, and is now sold in many retail locations internationally.
Rue 21 is aimed at American teen boys and girls and have a number of stores situated in the continental US. Their clothing is inspired by the latest national trends with plus sizes also available. Dom C. (15) from Jamestown, NY, says Rue 21 is a favorite of his because "they have the most trendy clothes" which fit the style he likes to wear.
Spanish brand Stradivarius can be found in over 60 countries globally as well as online. They're aimed at young, fashion-forward men and women who shop according to the latest trends.
UK-based brand Superdry delivers clothing with an American vintage feel and Japanese-inspired graphics. They offer casual basics, as well as sportswear, that are unique.
Topshop and Topman are both UK brands a part of the same company. They focus on high quality, trend-driven clothing, footwear and accessories, and are popular with teens and adults alike.
US brand Urban Outfitters provides urban fashion styles for the teen masses worldwide as well as apartment and dorm furnishings.
Action sports brand Vans is best known for its skateboarder style, but it's also well-loved by modern VSCO girls. Scott M. (18) from Ontario, Canada, loves Vans clothes because "They look cool and they're comfortable. But mostly they look cool." The brand carries their classic slip-on shoes in fun prints and staple pieces like tees, pants, and sweatshirts for men, women, and kids, all geared around action sports like surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding.
Victoria's Secret PINK
Victoria's Secret PINK is a teen-specific line of intimate apparel, sweatpants, T-shirts and accessories that has become a staple among high school and college students in the US. Their online store now also ships around the globe.
Spanish brand Zara, part of Inditex who also owns Pull&Bear, is a popular mall destination for teens around the globe. They offer the latest fashions in everything from T-shirts to footwear.
Cool Clothes for Teen Girls and Boys
Fashion changes constantly, and today's hot jeans, cute purses, or shoes will be shoved to the back of the closet tomorrow. Keep that in mind the next time you're tempted to spend your entire paycheck on a pair of jeans or whatever style is hot this moment. Trendy teen and even tween clothing can be fun and stylish, but it's the classic styles that will stand the test of time.