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August 15, 2014

A brand known for its American craftsmanship has opened a flagship in the heart of the Ginza, one of the premier shopping districts in Tokyo.

A brand known for its American craftsmanship has opened a flagship in the heart of the Ginza, one of the premier shopping districts in Tokyo.

The 2,000-sq.-ft. space marks the new face of Cole Haan for its retail stores as it expands. It blends tradition and modernity in a casually elegant environment, with distinct presentations for both female and male shoppers.   

August 8, 2014

Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. is launching an omnichannel marketing campaign to support specific charitable projects under three company pillars – Collective Health, Civil Liberties, and Artistic Activism.

New York – Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. is launching an omnichannel marketing campaign to support specific charitable projects under three company pillars – Collective Health, Civil Liberties, and Artistic Activism. The advertising campaign will be supported by a national print, outdoor, digital, and social media plan.

October 30, 2013

Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. has implemented Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM software for its men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and footwear lines.

New York -- Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. has implemented Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM software for its men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and footwear lines. The vertical retailer is using the product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to ensure its many teams are able to collaborate and communicate optimally to increase speed and efficiency of getting products to market.

July 16, 2013

Fashion designer and retailer Kenneth Cole is partnering with the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots on the launch of a limited-edition capsule shoe collection arriving in stores for the holiday season.

New York -- Fashion designer and retailer Kenneth Cole is partnering with the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots on the launch of a limited-edition capsule shoe collection arriving in stores for the holiday season.

To promote the launch, a designated area in front of the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street in Manhattan) will encourage passersby to try and win a pair of Kinky Boots tickets by following @kennethcoleprd and @kinkybootsbway and Instagraming a photo of their "kinky" shoes using #KCKinkyboots.

June 6, 2012

Kenneth Cole Productions said its board has approved founder Kenneth Cole's offer to buy up the remaining part of the company that he doesn't already own in a deal worth $245 million.

New York -- Kenneth Cole Productions said its board has approved founder Kenneth Cole's offer to buy up the remaining part of the company that he doesn't already own in a deal worth $245 million.

Cole, currently the chairman and CEO of Kenneth Cole, holds about 46% of its outstanding common stock and controls 89% of its voting power. He will pay $15.25 for each share of the company that he doesn't already own.

June 1, 2012

Nike Inc. is trimming its portfolio. The company announced it will sell its Cole Haan and Umbro brands to cut costs and focus on its core namesake brand.

New York -- Nike Inc. is trimming its portfolio. The company announced it will sell its Cole Haan and Umbro brands to cut costs and focus on its core namesake brand.

Nike acquired Cole Haan, which specializes in casual and dress shoes, handbags and accessories, in 1988 for $80 million, plus the assumption of $15 million in debt. Cole Haan operates more than 180 stores throughout the United States, Canada, the Middle East and Asia.

Nike bought the soccer gear and apparel company Umbro in 2008 for $565 million.

February 24, 2012

Kenneth Cole Productions' board of directors has formed a special committee of independent directors to consider a non-binding proposal from Kenneth Cole, chairman and chief creative officer, that would take the company private.

New York City -- Kenneth Cole Productions' board of directors has formed a special committee of independent directors to consider a non-binding proposal from Kenneth Cole, chairman and chief creative officer, that would take the company private.

December 13, 2011

Zmags, a provider of rich media mobile and social merchandising, announced that Kenneth Cole has chosen Zmags CommercePro to create integrated web, mobile/tablet and Facebook-commerce brand experiences that drive product discovery and inspire purchase.

Boston -- Zmags, a provider of rich media mobile and social merchandising, announced that Kenneth Cole has chosen Zmags CommercePro to create integrated web, mobile/tablet and Facebook-commerce brand experiences that drive product discovery and inspire purchase.

Kenneth Cole’s first commerce-enabled catalog launched in November, providing a dynamic and engaging experience to help its customers discover and buy the perfect gift.

June 10, 2011

Kenneth Cole Productions announced that effective June 20, 2011, Paul Blum will be appointed to the position of CEO.

New York City -- Kenneth Cole Productions announced that effective June 20, 2011, Paul Blum will be appointed to the position of CEO. Kenneth Cole will continue as chairman and chief creative officer, maintaining his creative role over design and advertising.

Hired in March as vice chairman, Blum brings over 25 years of experience in footwear, accessories, apparel, wholesaling and retailing to the position. He most recently held the position of CEO at luxury jewelry company David Yurman.
 

February 28, 2011

Jill Granoff, chief executive of Kenneth Cole Productions, announced her resignation on Monday, effective immediately. She had company for three years.

New York City -- Jill Granoff, chief executive of Kenneth Cole Productions, announced her resignation on Monday, effective immediately. She had company for three years.

In a statement, the company described the decision to find a new CEO as "mutual."

Kenneth Cole, who founded the firm in 1982, will take on Granoff’s duties temporarily as the search for a new CEO begins.

January 14, 2011

Kenneth Cole Productions is closing its flagship store in Rockefeller Center and eight other stores this year, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing, according to Crain’s New York.

New York City -- Kenneth Cole Productions is closing its flagship store in Rockefeller Center and eight other stores this year, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing, according to Crain’s New York.

Located in a major tourist hub, the Rockefeller Center spot has been on the market for more than two years, according to real estate brokers, the report said. Kenneth Cole has occupied the 13,000-sq-ft. for about 10 years.

September 19, 2010

Kenneth Cole Productions is said to be in talks with licensing company Iconix Brand Group...

April 15, 2008

Kenneth Cole Productions named Jill Granoff to the role of CEO. She assumes the position...

January 16, 2006

New York City, ...