Five decades ago, a young Aldo Bensadoun (or as he is affectionately known, Mr. B) set out to realize his dream of becoming the best shoe retailer in the world and the rest is history.
That we can be stylish and still stay real. That we can be humble souls with generous hearts. That we can be brave enough to stand for something big.
And, that we can always have fun. This is our foundation. The source of love we infuse into every shoe, handbag, accessory we make.
And so much more…
Our founder, Mr. B, was born the son of a shoe merchant, grandson of a cobbler and believed in more than just selling shoes. His eponymous line of shoes made its debut on six feet of department store shelf space in 1972 and in 1978, the first ALDO freestanding store opened its door in Montreal, a city he fell in love with. Ever since, he was always determined to create a new kind of business.
We design footwear and accessories, but what we ultimately aim to make is a difference. By not just making things that look good, but by doing things that do good. By welcoming, celebrating, and showing love to everyone, everywhere. Our values of Love, Respect and Integrity resonate in the work we do and what we build as a team.
When it comes to footwear, handbags and accessories, we do it all. Yes, everything! From our standout design and development savvy (it’s all on-trend), to extensive sourcing network, it’s our specialty on the digital, retail and wholesale level.
We are on a journey to create a world of love, confidence and belonging – it is our purpose. As the first fashion footwear and accessories company in the world to be certified climate neutral, it motivates us to make an impact and inspires us to support causes that benefit our community and help others.