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Aimee Kestenberg Elan

Affordable Luxury Group Co-Founder & Creative Director Fashion New York , Ny
About Aimee
An entrepreneur at heart and a disrupter in the world of fashion, Aimee 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.

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 20 years old upon acceptance to Parsons The New School for Design.

While attending Parsons, Aimee was hand picked to apprentice with various luxury brands including Alexander McQueen, Ralph Lauren and Sass & Bide before going on to become a two-time winner and later sponsor of the InStyle Independent Handbag Designer Awards.

In 2012, Aimee had become the industry’s go-to ghost designer for luxury designer labels and celebrities’ alike, bringing a unique creative vision to all that she touched.

In 2013, Aimee launched her namesake brand and immediately caught the eye of American retailers including Nordstrom, QVC, Shopbop and Lord & Taylor. Forbes immediately took notice by including Aimee in the prestigious“30 Under 30”list in 2014.

Aimee successfully expanded her brand to include footwear and luggage in 2015, in addition to baby, jewelry and home in 2018. Her company was ranked #55 on the Inc.5000 list for fastest growing companies in America, ranking #1 in the fashion industry.

She is a philanthropist, wellness expert for executive mothers, a foodie and lover of anything related to art, child welfare and creating a better world for our babies.

She resides in Merrick, NY with her husband Sean and Son Max.

Where the mind goes, energy flows.

How many kids? Ages?

Max / Male / 2 years old

Interested In

Collaborating, Hiring Talent, Networking, Playdates

Words you live by/quotes you love

Where the mind goes, energy flows.

What special skill, talent or gift would you like to give back to the community?

Sharing tips on how to achieve balance between running a company, taking care of your family and YOURSELF all while kicking butt and living a mindful happy life.

What is your biggest business challenge right now?

Marketing & Social Media

What is one thing that would be game-changing for your business right now?

Another baby! :)

Why do you want to be a part of heymama?

To join a community of like minded super mums that are driven with big hearts and entrepreneurial spirits.

xx Aimee Kestenberg Elan

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