Aldo, which was founded by Aldo Bensadoun in 1972, has gone from a small, Canadian company to a worldwide chain of fashionable shoes and accessories. There are more than 1,600 stores within the company, with four brand banners to choose from. Those brands include Aldo, Call it Spring/Spring, Little Burgundy and Globo. All stores that are located in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland are part of the company brand while all others are owned by franchise holders.
Interesting Additions to the Line
In March of 2012, Aldo announced a partnership with the flamboyant singer/actress Madonna with the production of her new Truth or Dare fashion line. That line launched in stores in August of that year. As can be expected, the line featured some edgy designs including a lot of black and a lot of metallic studding. Super high heels, super high boots and some pretty racy details were also right on cue for the singer's launch.
What You Can Expect to Find from Aldo
Aldo carries a wide range of shoes and accessories for both women and men with everything from casual shoes to higher end heels and everyone's must have: boots. Handbags of virtually every style plus shoe care items are also offered. Some examples of the lines top favorites:
- The Miola Riding Boot -- This traditionally styled riding boot features a block heel with comfortable height and a long shaft. Available in three colors (cognac, black and taupe) with all three colors accented in golden hardware.
- The Casual Loafer for Men -- Men get the soft comfort of a moccasin-inspired loafer with a heavily threaded sole for safe footing on any surface. Available in black, navy, cognac and Bordeaux, the casual loafer is accented with contrast stitching to elevate it above any other casual shoe.
Shoe Care Is Important
Aldo offers shoe care information and the tools to properly maintain your shoes so that they stay comfortable and beautiful for quite a while. The shoe care line includes items to protect, clean, shine or to add to the comfort and overall fit of your shoes. These include full insoles, bunion pads, heel pads and toe pads for high heel wearers as well as small pads that can be cut to fit to any shoe that is not fitting like it once did. You may also use these items to protect minor injuries from being further irritated by a close-fitting shoe. Protective sprays and emollients keep leather and suede from pitting, spotting or staining when they come in contact with inclement weather, road salt or any other adverse conditions.
In the cleaning line, there is something for many types of shoes and boots. Each type of material must be handled in a particular way or it will be destroyed. It is important that you choose your shoe care products as carefully as you choose the shoes.
A Little Something about the Accessories
A great outfit is never quite pulled together without the perfect finishing touch. Whether you need a business styled bag for busy meetings uptown or a fanciful clutch for a night on the town, Aldo has the perfect style for your every need. Styles carried include:
- Shoulder bags and totes
- Cross bodybags
- Satchels and handhelds
- Backpack and messenger style bags
Aldo's handbags come in a wide range of colors, styles and finishes with something for every taste and of course, every budget.
Speaking of Budgets
For most people, designer brands are something wished for but not often a realistic purchase. There are ways to make Aldo shoes and accessories fit into your budget, including using the online shopping options that often come with coupon codes for free shipping or additional discounts off of merchandise or if you prefer the sensation of “real” shopping, going to the outlet stores. There are quite a few outlet stores to choose from including one in Ontario, Canada located at the Vaughan Mills Shopping Mall. There is also one outlet store located in Puerto Rico. In the US, there are Aldo outlet stores in each of the following states:
- Arizona, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Washington and Wisconsin each have one Aldo outlet store location.
- Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia each have two stores.
- Nevada, New Jersey and New York each have three Aldo outlet stores.
- Florida has four Aldo outlet locations
Two states have an impressive number of outlet stores for the Aldo brand. Those are Texas with seven stores and California with ten locations.
Finding the Outlet Closest to You
It is very easy to find an Aldo Outlet store. Simply go to the website and click on store locator and enter your zip code. There are also several websites that list these outlets as well. Whether you are adding an Aldo Outlet shopping trip to a previously planned vacation or are making that the main reason for your trip, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for at prices that you really will not mind paying.