Ever since Mr. B. line of shoes made its debut, he was determined to create a new kind of business.
One rooted in compassion, ethics, and love.
One ignited with humanity and singing soul.
One that kept his conscience as light as his customer’s hearts whenever they stepped out in a pair of his stylish shoes.
Fashion, Sustainable, Soul
One Man and a Bold Dream
Way back in 1972, a young ALDO Bensadoun – son of a shoe merchant, grandson of a cobbler – set out to realize a dream. Armed with passion and a deep-rooted understanding of the shoe business, he envisioned a different kind of company, a brand that cares.
The First Freestanding ALDO Store Opens
The first freestanding ALDO store opens on Ste. Catherine Street in Montreal, Canada, ending the practice of leased departments within the chain of clothing fashion boutiques
Aldo Fight Aids
ALDO becomes the first retailer to overcome the social taboos associated with AIDS and actively supports the fight against this terrible disease and…that was just the beginning.
Around the World
ALDO initiatives its retail entry into the US market. The first ALDO US store opens near Boston, Massachusetts. In 1995, ALDO expands into the international market