Our History

About Us


“I always dreamt of creating something great from Sicily. Of building a unique fashion retail project based on innovation and young talent. Of using my energy and passion to compete with the rest of the world, beyond the realm of our native island.” Aldo Carpinteri, Founder and Owner

Modes is the latest incarnation of Carpinteri’s vision, signalling a new era for the company with the same commitment to self-expression and the avant-garde. Established in 1971, the retailer has grown into an omnichannel platform, offering discerning customers a unique style destination, home of forward-thinking fashion and Italian-infused style.

Stemming from a highly individual point of view on how we dress today, the assortment showcases a strong edit of the season’s key pieces. Ranging from womenswear to menswear, the wide and eclectic brand mix juxtaposes iconic maisons and niche labels with the same commitment to luxury and creativity.


Located throughout Italy, Switzerland and France the brick-and-mortar stores are the ultimate expression of the MODES identity, reflecting a unique dual perspective. The embodiment of a fresh new outlook, the MODES spaces channel the company’s most innovative spirit as seen through the lens of the Berlinese architecture studio Gonzalez Haase.