COLE HAAN UNVEILS NEW TOKYO FLAGSHIP
Tokyo, Japan - June 19, 2014 – Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle accessories brand and retailer, today announces the opening of Cole Haan Ginza, a new retail location in the heart of Ginza, Tokyo’s premier shopping district. The 2,000-squarefoot store marks the first for the brand and its global lifestyle concept, a new Cole Haan retail prototype.
“This store marks the new face of Cole Haan in its retail stores and will be the basis for our expansion into China, Korea and the rest of the Asia Pacific region,” said Jack Boys, CEO of Cole Haan. “It represents an outstanding blend of tradition and modernity, with distinct presentations to both our female and male consumers.”
The acclaimed architecture firm, Anderson Architects in New York led the design of the ground-floor store, in partnership with local architects, Garde Co., Ltd. Working together, under the direction of Cole Haan VP Creative Director Andy Gray, the team created a space to showcase the Cole Haan brand and its products.
Ross Anderson commented on his firm’s work, saying, “The Cole Haan brand is taking on new meaning and relevance as the company creates new products and expands to new territories. We wanted to help celebrate this with an indigo tile ‘shell’ that is distinctive, striking and memorable. Inside, each room is a chapter in the story, with materials telegraphing aspects of a domestic world that contains useful well-made goods designed for useful, well- purposed lives of substance.”
In addition to the full Cole Haan lifestyle collection— footwear, small leather goods, outerwear, sunglasses, jewelry, and other items—the Ginza flagship will carry the debut Fall 2014 Women’s Handbag Collection as well as exclusive men’s and women’s footwear.
Greg Dinges, President of Cole Haan Japan, said, “We are very excited that Ginza in Toyko will be the site of our first global flagship store for the modern Cole Haan. Our brand has a great 20 year heritage in Japan and we’re elated to open this new chapter in our history. We are confident that the Japanese consumer will love the new store, the casually elegant environment and our expanded and updated product offering for men and women.”
Located at 3-4-12, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokoyo, 104-0061, Japan. Hours of operation will be open from Monday-Sunday 11:00-20:00, and the phone number is +81 (3) 6228- 7417. Visit ColeHaan.co.jp to learn more about Cole Haan Ginza.