The André brand dates back generations. It was created in 1896 by Albert Levy in Nancy, France, who specialised in the mass production of shoes. In 1903, Albert Levy met Jérôme Levy and together, they launched their first sales network. Their concept was to sell a large range of high-quality shoes at affordable prices. In 1936, the brand opened its first shop in France and by 1983, there were over 500 stores nationwide, providing fashionable footwear for men, women and children.