Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan
Cole Haan is a fashion label that was founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in 1928.
The name comes from founders Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan. Originally Cole Haan was a men's footwear label. Today it offers many products, including men's and women's dress and casual footwear, belts, hosiery, handbags, gloves, scarves, hats, outerwear and sunglasses.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Nike, Cole Haan has its headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine, and its design center in New York City, New York. Dave McTague is its current CEO.
The company's flagship stores are found in locations including, Beverly Hills, Costa Mesa, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York City, San Francisco and Tokyo.
Cole Haan products are also sold at high-fashion retailers such as Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, et al.
On February 25th, 2008, the company announced it would discontinue using real animal fur in its products for business and sustainability reasons.