Kenneth Cole Opens Store in Haiti


Above: Kenneth Cole and his team wore these shirts to debut the new boutique

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Designer Kenneth Cole has opened his first-ever boutique in Haiti.

The store, located in the recently-expanded Kinam Hotel, is located in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Petion-Ville.

It is the first Caribbean boutique which Cole has opened.

A portion of its profits will go toward the designer’s eponymous Health Centre in the Cite Soleil neighbourhood of the capital.

The Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Centre opened at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Cite Soleil in 2012.

Part of the offerings will include t-shirts developed in collaboration with Haitian artist, designer and musician Gregory Vorbes.

In a statement, Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said the opening of the store was part of the government’s bid to attract foreign investment to the country.


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