for the Modern Woman
Our Heritage of Craftsmanship
Since 1959, the name Etienne Aigner has stood for quality, craftsmanship, and heritage. Known for its use of only the finest materials, commitment to Old World techniques and keen attention to detail, the Aigner brand has emerged as a true American icon. Today, the brand continues to blend innovation with tradition to create a product line distinguished by superior quality and a timeless aesthetic. As Etienne Aigner moves forward, it honors its rich heritage, yet remains a beloved brand for the modern woman.
Born in Hungary and trained in Paris, founder Etienne Aigner created timeless signature designs and smart functionality 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.”
Aigner shoes and handbags are distinguished by luxurious materials, artisanal craftsmanship, multi-functionality, and notable 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