In 1928, Trafton Cole and Eddie Haan designed their very first shoe. It was that year that Cole Haan, a men’s shoe company, was born. Now, nearly a century later, the company is still going strong with women’s shoe and handbag collections that were added along the way. Cole Haan offers good quality, modern styles for the woman looking for something within a more moderate price range. In other words, Cole Haan is something just about anyone can afford. And that certainly isn’t a bad thing during these tough economic times!
Now everyone knows of Cole Haan’s collaboration with Nike, but just this last Spring, the company teamed up with someone that I normally would not have associated with the word “fashion”. This new collaboration was with tennis player Maria Sharapova. Her designs seem to have brought some fresh-looking pieces to the Cole Haan family. Her handbags, in particular, are chic and modern. I really love the architectural details paired with fun tassels. The Maria Sharapova for Cole Haan Handbag Collection is definitely worth a second look, especially if you are looking for a less expensive handbag for Fall. Below are the styles currently available!
1. Maria Frame Convertible Clutch
I love the pretty pleats on this bag! Perfect for a fancy night out!
Available in Soft Gold or Black Snake.
2. Maria Small Hobo
Super soft lambskin and architectural pleating make this bag effortlessly chic!
Available in Black.
3. Maria Small Triple Zip Satchel
Enjoy the convenience of easy-to-care-for nylon without sacrificing style!
Available in Estate Blue, Plumeria, or Black.
Side Note: EVENT ALERT! Cole Haanâ€™s Madison Avenue store will celebrate Fashionâ€™s Night Out by hosting its very own US Open viewing party, in honor of international tennis champion Maria Sharapovaâ€™s chic new line of accessories for the brand. Arthur Ashe Stadium will come to life as Cole Haanâ€™s floor space is converted into a tennis court complete with astro turf, white viewing benches, and a tennis tent serving beverages. Cole Haan welcomes all to stop by for some tennis themed fun and tasty treats from Dylanâ€™s Candy Bar.
location: Cole Haan Madison Avenue Store – 677 Madison Avenue
when: Thursday, September 10th, 6 pm â€“ 11 pm
The Chat: Maria for Haan!