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Location October 1955:
Etienne Aigner
18 West 31st St.
New York City
Location June 1961:

Etienne Aigner
22 West 32nd St.
New York City
For a complete timeline of this company's history, visit Etienne Aigner AG.

Key Dates:
1904: Etienne Aigner is born in Hungary.
1950: Aigner presents a fashion collection of leather goods in New York.
1965: Heiner Rankl obtains rights to the Aigner name and founds Etienne Aigner AG in Munich.
1973: The Aigner brand goes international through the franchise system.
1981: Aigner is sold to the Rauball brothers.
1983: Aigner goes public.
1989: After a period of losses, Aigner is sold to VVB Vermögenstreuhand of Munich.
1996: Dividends go up for the sixth year in a row.
1998: Aigner posts losses amid the Asian economic crisis.
1999: Udo Dengs becomes CEO.
2000: Aigner presents a new store design and takes direct control of some retail shops.

From Funding Universe at

"Etienne Aigner has added another floor to its factory at 18 West 31st Street. This floor will be devoted exclusively to production of handbags." "Handbags & Accessories" October 1955, page 38

Bag and belt by Etienne Aigner figures prominently in the Teen Style article 1961TeenageTrends on pages 36 an 37 of the June 1961 "Handbags & Accessories."

Etienne Aigner, 22 W. 32 St. makes an exciting set in nubby imported Belgian linen with handstained cowhide trim. Nail-heads decorate the bag and the belt is leather bound.

Textured Belgian linen and hand stained mahogany cowhide bag coordinates with classic straight belt from Etienne Aigner, 22 W. 32 St.

The 1970s

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