Hallmarks of the Brand

The first bags Etienne ever made were while he was working in a bookbinding shop where he was taught to make bags by his foreman using a flat machine.

Hallmarks of the Brand

Made of worn, handmade linen sheets that farmers used
to wrap around the harvested grain. For the trim, he cut old leather goods found in attics into strips.

Hallmarks of the Brand

Etienne often casted hardware from found objects. The dome stud and metal keepers were some of the most common hardware pieces found throughout his designs.

Hallmarks of the Brand

Leather edges were cut and burnished. Corners and
trims were hand skived and creased.

Introducing Etienne Aigner

Making your own luck is the story of one man that inspired the birth of one brand. Etienne Aigner. An international man of optimism. A resourceful spirit with the uncanny ability to take burlap and turn it into an object of desire.

Then And Now

Hallmarks of the Brand

“When a woman looked inside her bag, She found whatever she needed. I had made pockets to
distribute everything.”

Horn Hardware

A tradition still carried out in many of our jewelry and accesssory hardware designs.

Dome Stud

A signature detail on several of Etienne's Bags, something that has been carried on in many of today's designs.

Linen Fabric

At the time, most high-end designers made handbags in leather and only leather. Etienne wanted to stand out by using different materials.

Leather Trim

Etienne used old leather goods from his attic
and cut them into strips.

Thermostat Flap Satchel
Circa. 1958

Etienne often took hardware castings from everyday objects. Case in point: the thermostat closure.

Drawstring Bag
Circa. 1957

Etienne designed the drawstring for his wife. Giving her an easy access bag while getting around on her bike.

Linen Round Bottom Satchel
Circa. 1957

This horn closure quickly became one of Etienne's signature hardware pieces.

Semi Circle Basket Bag
Circa. 1958

Wicker was a natural evolution from burlap and linen.

Cornhusk Flap Satchel
Circa. 1958

Cornhusk and dome studs make for a beautiful and distinctive combination.

East West Box Satchel
Circa. 1957

This classic satchel was one of Etienne's first and most well known handbag designs.

Form And Function

The Details


Etienne took castings and inspiration from found objects in his everyday life. Most of our hardware details are taken from the archives. Metal keepers, tiny turn locks and horseshoe buckles are just some of his signatures we call ours today.

Crown Clutch

The crown jewel of clutches. We love her shape.
We love her function. We're glad she's ours.

Crown Clutch

Organically shaped patchwork on the exterior of the bag mixes deep cordovan with bone and café colored leathers, making this bag a stand out piece.

Crown Clutch

It's slim depth still allows for two slide pockets and a center zip. Detachable strap is included.

Crown Clutch

Our brass hinge holds two semi-precious stone blocks. This closure keeps the front slip pocket closed and secure.

The Couplet

Our Couplet is deceivingly well designed for organizing daily life. Slim, compact and sleek. Take a look inside
and see her secrets.

The Couplet

The mix of calf hair and leather in this tailored style
make it a strong statement bag. When it comes to
efficiency and organization, nothing beats our couplet
brief case inspired bag.

The Couplet

Double sided entry, each side is a different color or material for 2-for-1 styling. The calf hair front flap opens to reveal an 8 slot card holder, pen holder and other pockets.

The Couplet

Two large central compartments, one of which is the perfect size for an iPad, are accessed from the back flap, which itself features an easy access outer pocket. Don't forget the secret top pocket, perfect for your cell phone.

There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.

The Doctor's Bag

Our Epic Vol. 1 satchel is homage to the past one of Etienne's first bag shapes. Lined in natural linen and vachetta trim. A beautiful twist on a classic style.

The Doctor's Bag

Our adaptation has a hard frame and brass luggage lock closure. This lock functions by punching in our signature hexagon dome stud.

The Doctor's Bag

Smooth leather accented with tonal suede guessets, this bag is sure to fit all your necessities with ease. Attractive color combinations guarantee this bag a place on your arm.

The Doctor's Bag

The single leather handle is classic Etienne construction with signature studs securing the anchors.

Bring Your

var metricValue = '123'; ga('set', 'metric1', metricValue);