Singapore-listed fashion retail group FJ Benjamin has added American footwear label Cole Haan to its portfolio, starting retailing and distributing the brand in Singapore and Malaysia from next month.
Under the partnership, FJ Benjamin will roll out a series of Cole Haan brick-and-mortar stores in the second half of the year and a local e-commerce site for the brand. The move follows FJ Benjamin’s acquisition of luxury skincare brand MZ Skin’s rights in three Southeast Asia markets announced last week.
“As an established manager of global fashion brands, FJ Benjamin is confident that we can deliver what the Cole Haan brand stands for and take it to the next level of growth in these two markets,” said Nash Benjamin, group CEO of FJ Benjamin.
Cole Haan will join FJ Benjamin’s portfolio of more than 20 brands including Guess, Marc Jacobs, Superdry and Rebecca Minkoff. The Singapore retailer currently operates 158 stores.