Keep it Real
An entrepreneur at heart and a disrupter in the world of fashion, Aimee Kestenberg has redefined the meaning of ‘affordable luxury’. Aimee’s “keep it real” attitude and unique, casual and free-spirited designs have deemed her an industry leader in the world of handbags and accessories. She is an award-winning designer, mother, wellness-certified expert, and serial entrepreneur who is dedicated to helping women around the world live authentically and become their best selves.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Aimee studied Industrial Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology before making the bold move to New York City at only 20 years old upon acceptance to Parsons The New School for Design. Aimee launched her namesake brand in 2013, redefining the meaning of ‘affordable luxury’ with her Australian inspired line of handbags and accessories. The small collection immediately caught the eye of American retailers including Nordstrom, QVC, Shopbop, Lord & Taylor, and Dillard’s.
A Successful Brand
In 2018, Kestenberg landed the No. 55 ranking on the prestigious Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, and No. 6 on Crains Fastest Growing Companies in New York. The brand is currently sold throughout the United States as well as Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Italy, Germany, France, and Kestenberg’s home country, Australia. Kestenberg pairs her expertise in ergonomics and engineering with her love for free-spirited design with everything she creates. This unique background combined with her business acumen is what sets her apart.