Callison Designs Cole Haan New York and Middle East Flagships

New Stores Mark Premier U.S. Retailer’s Entrance into New International Markets

New York, NY, March 25, 2009 --( In celebration of its 80th anniversary, luxury accessories retailer Cole Haan marked the occasion with the opening of a series of new flagship boutiques. The brand’s international expansion includes locations ranging from the famed Madison Avenue to storefronts in Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

The Dubai and Saudi Arabia locations mark Cole Haan’s first flagship entrance into the burgeoning Middle East market, where demand for luxury items is growing.

Conceptualized by Cole Haan and Callison in collaboration with Bonetti Kozerski Studio, the new boutique concept is the California modernist home of the Cole Haan couple. The contemporary environment features polished stainless steel fixtures, stained wooden floors and lacquered walls and tables. The new design reflects Cole Haan’s brand vision: ingeniously weaving craftsmanship with innovation to enrich life’s experiences.

Blending artisan quality with the timeless luxury of the Cole Haan brand, the solid design and refined craftsmanship resonate across time and across borders.

“The name Cole Haan has, and continues to be, synonymous with great design and craftsmanship says Jim Seuss, Chief Executive Officer of Cole Haan. “This new store concept allows us the ability to showcase our product in an environment befitting its nature.”

The New York Madison Avenue, Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina stores opened in early 2009, two additional stores are planned to open in Saudi Arabia in mid 2009.

Callison, the number one retail design firm in the world (World Architecture, 2003-2008), plans and designs retail, mixed-use, residential, corporate, hospitality and healthcare projects worldwide. With offices in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Shanghai, London, Dubai, Mexico City and Bangalore, Callison is one of the largest architectural design firms based in the United States with 650 professional staff. Clients include Nordstrom, Microsoft, Hugo Boss, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, AT&T, Boeing, Raymond James, Harrods, FedEx, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, HP, Hilton, Nike and Seibu Department Stores of Japan.

Cole Haan is America’s premier style and luxury brand offering high-quality handcrafted men’s and women’s footwear, accessories and outerwear. Each product blends craftsmanship, design and innovation giving it distinctive character. In addition to its many retail stores, consumers can experience all Cole Haan has to offer by visiting A wholly owned subsidiary of Nike, Inc., Cole Haan is headquartered in New York City and Yarmouth, Maine.

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