Our Story

Meet Etienne


Born in Hungary and trained in Paris, founder Etienne Aigner created timeless signature designs and smartfunctionality that quickly resonated with American women when he opened his showroom in New York City in 1959. Etienne’s grounding in European craftsmanship and embrace of modern techniques made him a standout in New York’s emerging fashion scene, where he became known as “The Man With the Golden Hands.”

Our Signatures


Aigner shoes and handbags are distinguished by luxurious materials, artisanal craftsmanship, multi-functionality, and signature hardware. Enduring hallmarks include the iconic logo–an “A” refined to resemble a horseshoe–and use of materials such as fine cordovan leathers from Italy and hand-woven textiles.

Heritage Quality
for the Modern Woman

Etienne Aigner Today


Founder Etienne originated a timeless aesthetic and unique features for his designs that are refreshed and reinterpreted for the modern woman. Today, the brand continues his embrace of new techniques, materials, and innovative ideas, producing exceptional quality shoes and bags that integrate into the contemporary professional, social and leisure lifestyle.