Kenneth Cole F/W13 show

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William Buckley: Many industry folk were unsure what to expect from Kenneth Cole’s first return to the runway in seven years.

Kenneth Cole completes acquisition of Kenneth Cole Productions

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Kenneth Cole has completed the acquisition of his eponymous clothing and footwear brand Kenneth Cole Productions.

Lanier licenses Marcraft for Kennth Cole outerwear

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Lanier Clothes has licensed Marcraft for Kenneth Cole topcoats and rainwear. Lanier has the US license for Kenneth Cole tailored clothing.

Kenneth Cole names new chief executive officer

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Apparel designer Kenneth Cole Productions has hired Paul Blum as its new CEO. Blum begins the new role as of 20 June, with Kenneth Cole to continue as chairman and chief creative officer of the company. Blum will report to Cole and join the company’s b…

Kenneth Cole swings to Q1 loss on store closures

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New York designer Kenneth Cole Productions Inc has blamed one-time charges related to store closures for pushing it to a first quarter loss.
“While we’re obviously not pleased with these results we are dedicated to improving every aspect of our busines…

Kenneth Cole CEO Granoff leaves as Q4 loss narrows

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NEW YORK—Kenneth Cole Productions, which has narrowed its fourth quarter loss significantly, also announced this morning that Jill Granoff is stepping down as CEO and resigning her seat on the company board, effective immediately. Chairman and chief creative officer Kenneth Cole will take her place as interim CEO and former company president Paul Blum will […]

Kenneth Cole to close nine stores by April

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NEW YORK—Kenneth Cole Productions revealed in a regulatory filing this week that it had closed eight of its full-priced stores in 2010 and planned to close nine more by April 2011. One of the stores on the chopping block is the 13,000 sq. ft. Rockefeller Center flagship. There were

Kenneth Cole in Acquisition Talks with Iconix?

NEW YORK—Kenneth Cole may be in talks with Iconix Brand Group, the company led by his brother, Neil Cole. Bloomberg News reported the rumor, citing sources close to the two companies. Kenneth Cole Productions started as a shoe company 20 years ago. The company expanded into a full lifestyle brand for men and women and […]