Lifestyle footwear brand Cole Haan has reached a major milestone regarding its store count.
The company has reached 500 stores globally, with Cole Haan stores now located in over 100 countries, an increase from just 13 countries in 2013. The outposts can be found at major shopping centers in the United States and beyond.
Cole Haan's partners have opened stores in Dubai Mall, Emirates Mall, Place Vendome in Qatar, and Mall of Arabia in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In Asia Pacific, Cole Haan can be found at Taikoo Hui in Shanghai; LiVat in Beijing; Harbour City, the largest shopping mall in Hong Kong; and in the Ginza and Harajuku districts in Tokyo.
Within Central and South America, the brand has opened stores in the upscale Polanco district in Mexico City, and MultiPlaza Mall in Panama. In the United Kingdom, Cole Haan has opened shop-in-shop locations at the Harrods and Selfridges department stores.
To support its expanded global presence, the company recently opened its first regional office in Dubai, which joins existing offices and showrooms in New York, Toronto, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
"From the early days of our launch of Cole Haan as an independent company following our acquisition of the business [from Nike], we envisioned the opportunity to bring this iconic American brand to a broader global audience,” said Jack Boys, CEO of Cole Haan. “Over the past decade, we have expanded our product assortment, our talent, and our partnership with a network of world-class distribution partners globally. As we reach this important milestone, we are focused on a range of opportunities we have created for the future of Cole Haan."
In addition to its brick-and-mortar growth, Cole Haan and its distributors operate more than 55 regional and country-specific e-commerce websites globally.
"The Cole Haan brand is committed to providing fashion-forward footwear that combines time-honored craft with modern innovation, which support our customers from work to workout, to weekend and beyond,” said David Maddocks, brand president of Cole Haan. “There is no other brand offering the same breadth of products or matching our innovative approach to re-imagining footwear for today's on-the-go lifestyles. These 500 stores represent the future of Cole Haan.”