Paul Frank - Bananas

In 1997, former newsstand employee Paul Frank launched his namesake brand with a line of vinyl wallets created in his garage on a Singer sewing machine. Today, this Costa Mesa, California-based brand has grown a reach so vast, Paul Frank retail stores are opening with each blink of an eye as far as Seoul and Qatar, with locations in Dubai, Australia, and Prague slated to open in 2006. Countless retailers around the globe keep hipsters clamoring for its ever-expanding product line, including clothing, children's wear, watches, glasses, swimwear, bags, and even bikes.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.