Originally Posted by rach2jlc
Riri makes great zippers, but so does Lampo. I've got Lampo zippers on jackets from Moncler, leather goods/jackets from Dolce&Gabbana (which I guess means Ruffo uses them), Jil Sander, some of the top-end Prada items, etc.
Lampo and riri zippers are both very good, though riri costs a bit more. Generally, the high end designers specify one or the other to be used. John Varvatos uses Lampo, for example, while Dries van Noten uses riri. Lower on the totem pole, but still good, are zippers by Universal.
Talon zippers are the best heavy duty zippers in the world, ime, but not made anymore. The can add about $25 to costs (per long zipper) if the manufacturer even has access to them.