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Aimé Leon Dore

When one thinks of fashion, it’s pretty hard to not name New York as one of the most popular melting pots within the industry. No matter the season, you’ll find those who love to push the boundaries and others who know the true meaning of less is more. Nonetheless, New York has always maintained a popular fashion sense that exudes freedom of expression while providing a sense of nostalgia by paying homage to the “good ol’ days.” Inspired by the carefree living that many can relate to in the ’90s, Aimé Leon Dore has managed to educate those who may not have personally lived in that era while being able to reminisce alongside those who have fond memories of those better days. Recently, Aimé Leon Dore launched a concept shop and photo exhibit dubbed “Class Of…” where you’re able to breathe in the aura of ’90s New York and Santis managed to provide us with words of passion, dedication and loyalty in the manner of a true New Yorker. As you step inside of Aimé Leon Dore’s “Class Of…” space you’ll receive a sense of simplicity at an instant; a feeling that directs your mind and focus to what’s right in front of you. Referring himself as a man who is a “product guy,” Santis states “I love Mott Street I love Nolita. From the outside-in, it fits our whole aesthetic perfectly. We keep it super minimal and nothing’s forced.” To delve more into the concept shop, we sat down with Teddy to chat nostalgia, strategy and his love of product.

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