Why They Won: “It’s great to be known for your shoes, better to be known for your soles.” – Kenneth Cole. This New York brand’s leather shoes and products reflect a metropolitan perspective and an urban lifestyle. They appeal to fashion conscious consumers who demand high quality combined with clean-cut aesthetics.
House Specialty: Located at Basement One of Ngee Ann City shopping mall, Kenneth Cole offers a wide selection of classic fine leather shoes, bags, sleek accessories and apparel, which caters to members of both sexes.
Bet You Didn’t Know: Kenneth Cole’s father, Charlie Cole, was the owner of El Greco, a Brooklyn-based shoe manufacturer whose biggest achievement was creating the Candie’s line of women’s footwear.