Cole Haan Opens Tokyo Flagship

Cole Haan announced the opening of its 2,000-sq.-ft. flagship in Tokyo. The store, located in the city’s Ginza district, is the first global lifestyle boutique for the brand.

“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,” CEO Jack Boys said in a statement. “It represents an outstanding blend of tradition and modernity, with distinct presentations to both our female and male consumers.”

The flagship will house footwear (including men’s and women’s exclusive collections), leather goods, outerwear and accessories, in addition to the fall ’14 handbag line.

“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,” Greg Dinges, president of Cole Haan Japan, said in the statement.