Abu Issa, a leading Cole Haan retail partner in Qatar and the Middle East, announces the opening of its third Cole Haan branch in Qatar at Villaggio Mall. The new store reflects the modern and contemporary design of this heritage American lifestyle brand that has evolved over a century of dedicated craftsmanship. The store extends over an area of 120m2, and exhibits the latest Cole Haan collections, providing a comprehensive experience for both women and men, truly reflective of the Cole Haan brand. The design of the store is characterized by modern luxury and sits proudly alongside the Venetian-themed canal within Villaggio Mall. Cole Haan will now be in closer reach of its ardent customer base in Qatar, carrying Cole Haan’s full assortment which effortlessly combines craft, style and innovation.
Established in 1928, Cole Haan is an iconic American brand renowned for heritage and classic designs integrated with innovative technologies. Cole Haan has opened 9 new stores in the Middle East in the past 24 months, with 5 more slated to open in the first quarter of 2019.
“Opening in Villaggio Mall was a critical element of our development plan in Qatar for some time, and we are ecstatic to have opened this amazing door with our partner Abu Issa” said Adrian Santos, Senior Vice President, International at Cole Haan. “Villaggio is a key landmark in Qatar and is a preferred retail destination for many. We are thrilled to extend the reach of our innovative products and elegant brand to a much wider customer base.”
Ashraf Abu Issa, Chairman of Abu Issa Holding commented; “We are excited to have this new Cole Haan store and to have gotten this far with Cole Haan in Qatar. Villaggio will be our third location in Doha and we have always been great believers of the brand. Cole Haan is at the forefront of innovation in footwear and at Abu Issa Holding we are eager to continuously develop and grow Cole Haan in our markets. Its versatility makes it unique and therefore we are able to reach a broader audience. 2019 will certainly be an exciting year for the brand.”
The Cole Haan store will offer the new ZERØGRAND All-Day Trainer, as well as StitchliteTM renditions of the recently launched 3.ZERØGRAND collection, all slated for the Spring 2019 season. The collection is ushering in the third generation of the ZERØGRAND line of footwear, which combines craftsmanship with innovation. The engineering in the ZERØGRAND footwear is designed to make them one of Cole Haan’s most flexible and lightweight shoes yet. They are created for modern people who seek versatile, high-performing and comfortable footwear that can go from day to night, and into weekend.