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While business media outlets have a penchent for tracking luxury brands as their growth flatlines, the companies are still chugging along with billion dollar valuations. According to Forbes, luxury will grow conservatively over the next couple of years, from $273 billion in 2012 to a projected $290 billion by 2015, thanks in large part to the brands listed below. If that all sounds very boring, it is kind of! So lets all just gawk at how much more money Louis Vuitton makes than everyone else. After the jump, see the "ones to watch" ranked in order of highest net worth by luxury consultancy firm Interbrand.
1. Louis Vuitton: $23.58 billion
2. Gucci: $9.45 billion
3. Hermés: $6.18 billion
4. Cartier: $5.5 billion
5. Tiffany & Co.: $5.16 billion
6. Burberry: $4.34 billion
7. Prada: $4.27 billion
8. Ralph Lauren: $4.04 billion