Aigner Journal

What’s Old Is New Again

Etienne Aigner Through The Years

Since the brand's inception in 1959, the name Etienne Aigner has been synonymous with luxurious handbags and leather goods. Over the years, our teams have taken great care to hold on to original handbags to serve as both inspiration and a way to reflect on past trends.  Season after season, our design team carefully pulls inspiration — both subtle and direct — from the most popular styles of EA's past so that they can continue to inform the accessories that will comprise our future collections. Featuring intricate equestrian details, the signature "a" horseshoe logo, and other nods to our heritage woven throughout our collections, our styles will always be unmistakably Aigner.

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The Leah Heritage Crossbody features the patented hinge hardware front and center, much like this vintage top-handle satchel. A closer look reveals the signature “a” logo was just as important back then as it is now!

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Shop The Leah Heritage Crossbody

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Both then and now, an envelope style clutch strikes the perfect balance of just enough room for essentials without weighing you down. The horizontal shape shown here makes it easy to throw into a larger handbag or carry on its own under your arm. Today’s version is the Adeline Zip-Around Clutch

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Shop The Adeline Zip-Around Clutch

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The Chiara Tote is reminiscent of this structured Doctor-bag style. We’ve super sized the current-day style to accommodate the busy lifestyle of the modern woman with enough space for a laptop or tablet, important files, and your daily essentials. The elongated handles make it easy to grab and go for ultimate efficiency!

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Simplicity and clean lines have long been pillars of Etienne Aigner’s style, paralleled with the signature cordovan color. Today’s Adeline Logo Camera Bag magnifies the signature “a” logo, making it the focal point of the handbag, much like the vintage version seen here. A crossbody strap, updated to be adjustable, ensures personalization of this fan-favorite style!

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Shop the Adeline Logo Camera Bag

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Inspiration doesn’t have to come in the form of colors or silhouettes. Today’s equestrian-inspired Ryker Boot is a nod to the gorgeous bridle details on the clasp of this top-handle bag and turn-lock hardware visible on the clutch.

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