4. Eva FrancoFounder: Eva Franco
Year Launched: 2008
Factory Location: Los Angeles, CA
How It Started: The Romanian-born and Paris-trained designer began selling her romantic collection at L.A.’s Melrose flea market years ago. Now, the Eva Franco brand can be found in 800 stores domestically and internationally, with projected sales of $7 million this year. Despite her success, all clothing is still made in L.A.