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Whether you call it burgundy, oxblood, or maroon, cordovan-hued leather is perennially in style. Cordovan is a classic four-season shade that works with the modern woman’s lifestyle, looking polished in the office, elegant in the evening, and casual-chic for weekends.

Cordovan Is the New Black

Whether you call it burgundy, oxblood, or maroon, cordovan-hued leather is perennially in style. Cordovan is a classic four-season shade that works with the modern woman’s lifestyle, looking polished in the office, elegant in the evening, and casual-chic for weekends.

The color’s name derives from Cordoba, Spain, where the tanning process for a particularly durable leather was developed centuries ago. Both the leather and the color have always been associated with luxury.

Cordovan is also core to the Aigner brand heritage: our founder, designer Etienne Aigner, launched his first American accessories collection exclusively using that shade, which he dubbed “Antic Red.” The striking color, along with the horseshoe-shaped “A” logo, became the brand’s signature. Etienne’s combination of European-style craftsmanship and practical construction made his offerings immediately recognizable—and covetable.

Today, Etienne Aigner continues to embrace cordovan as a rich hue that telegraphs both upscale style and ease. The Irena Tote from the Spring18 Collection is handmade in Italy from sumptuous double-woven cordovan lambskin leather. The capacious interior features a zip pocket and multiple slip pockets that reflect the Etienne Aigner tradition of functionality for the modern woman.

Of course, the Spring18 collection includes a broad spectrum of colors and finishes that embody the season. But in honor of the Antik Red so beloved by our founder, we shine a spotlight on the cordovan hue that represents the essence of the brand.

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