Cole Haan offers the latest at its store in the city
While we recover from last week’s launch of youth brand, Aeropostale, here’s bringing you up to speed on another recent entrant in Bengaluru — premium label for shoes and accessories, Cole Haan. Located in VR Mall in Whitefield, the store is only the second in the country (the first one being in Delhi), and is popular with globe-trotters for its quality footwear and accessories for men and women. After all, the latest lightweight oxfords in leather and suede from the ZeroGrand line is as sought after as walking shoes in New York. Perhaps, thanks to the tech-smart cushioning that absorbs the impact when the feet hit a hard surface? Shoppers familiar with the brand will be happy to know that another favourite, the Pinch Penny Loafer (in canvas, suede and leather) is also available. Plus, there are sandals (like the Cambon Mid Sandal), wedges, pumps and more for women.
Brought to India by Arvind Sports Lifestyle, the brand has laceless kicks besides dress shoes in its arsenal. It helps that the Indian luxury shopper is already familiar with Cole Haan. Delhi’s designer duo David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore are fans of their classic tassel loafers (as observed in a recent media report). The American brand goes back a long way, having been founded in 1928. But with celebrities like Prince Harry spotted in their blue-soled lace-up sneaker variety recently, we’re guessing it has a long future ahead as well.
Rs 4,999 upwards. Details: 4652292