Aimé Leon Dore is a clothing and lifestyle brand founded in 2014 in Queens, New York. It was founded by Teddy Santis, a Greek-American designer who draws inspiration from his heritage and upbringing in New York.
Despite its success, Aimé Leon Dore has remained relatively small and focused, with a strong emphasis on quality and attention to detail. The brand has continued to release seasonal collections of clothing, as well as branching out into home goods and accessories.
Aimé Leon Dore clothing can be purchased online through their official website, as well as through various authorized retailers around the world.
Aimé Leon Dore’s style is often described as a mix of classic menswear and streetwear, urban preppy, with a focus on high-quality materials and attention to detail.
Aimé Leon Dore clothing can range from around $50 for small accessories to over $1,000 for outerwear and other premium pieces.
The New Balance collaboration is probably the most notable, having started in 2019 and spanning three seasonal collections so far. With each collaboration, Aimé Leon Dore has create a fresh take on classic New Balance designs, such as the 997, the 990v5, 550 and 993.
The Aimé Leon Dore name is a combination of the founder’s father’s name (Leon) and his grandfather’s name (Dore).
Aimé Leon Dore’s sizing is generally true to size, but it’s always recommended to check the specific size chart for each product before making a purchase.
Aimé Leon Dore is founded in Queens, New York by designer Teddy Santis.
The brand’s first collection is released, featuring a mix of classic menswear and streetwear elements.
Aimé Leon Dore gains attention for its high-quality materials and attention to detail.
Aimé Leon Dore releases its second collection, which includes a range of shirts, pants, and outerwear.
The brand continues to gain a following for its unique aesthetic and focus on quality.
Aimé Leon Dore collaborates with Drake’s to release a line of scarves and ties.
The brand releases its third collection, which includes a range of knitwear and accessories.
Aimé Leon Dore collaborates with Woolrich to release a capsule collection of clothing.
The brand opens its first retail store in New York’s Lower East Side.
Aimé Leon Dore collaborates with New Balance to release a line of footwear.
The brand releases its fifth collection, which includes a range of outerwear, accessories, and home goods.
Aimé Leon Dore x Suicoke
Aimé Leon Dore releases its sixth collection, which includes a range of clothing and accessories in muted colors and classic designs.
The brand continues to expand its retail presence, opening a second store in Los Angeles.
Aimé Leon Dore releases its seventh collection, which features a mix of classic menswear and sportswear influences.
The brand gains attention for its creative response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a series of virtual events and collaborations.
Aimé Leon Dore releases its eighth collection, which features a range of clothing and accessories in bold colors and prints.
The brand continues to expand its collaborations, including a partnership with Drake on a new line of clothing and accessories.
Teddy Santis is named Creative Director at New Balance.
The brand received investment from LVMH