Perfect Work-Life Shoes & Bags For Women-On-The-Go

Fuel your ambition with Cole Haan’s new Grand Ambition collection of stylish footwear and handbags designed to level up your workwear


Cole Haan model shot with Grand Ambition bag and shoe

Look office elegant with Cole Haan’s Grand Ambition Wedge and Grand Ambition Bucket Bag.


No shoe is created equal… some may look sexy but ruin your feet, or even worse, cause long term damage to your knees, then hips, then back. Some may aim to put comfort first, read: orthopaedic shoes, which will help your feet’s health but not necessarily score in the style department. Bridging the gap is Cole Haan’s sleek new Grand Ambition collection of perfect work-life shoes and bags.

Designed for the on-the-go urbanite (that’s you!), Grand Ambition takes everything the world knows about footwear craftsmanship and reinvents it, the way only Cole Haan would. The iconic American brand collaborated with the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Biomechanics Laboratory to create this innovative collection. Unlike any other women’s shoe line, each piece is built with an anatomical, molded, GRANDFØAM footbed, giving your feet flexibility and comfort all day long.

While this takes care of your soles, the upper materials are created to contour to the shape of your feet for a secure fit. And that’s not all, special engineering of the shoe helps redistribute your weight to propel you forward, so that you can step up and get your work done, in unprecedented style.

The Grand Ambition range also includes handbags perfect for any mood or style personality. Bucket bags, duffles and crossbody bags are beautifully crafted with superior leather and are super versatile. Created for the modern working woman, the chic, durable and functional styles will take you seamlessly from a day in the office to a night out with the gals.


Cole Haan model shot with Grand Ambition bags

Cole Haan’s Grand Ambition handbags include sleek crossbody and bucket styles in a range of colours to suit your personality and wardrobe.


Not only do the bags look luxe, they are made with the busy woman in mind – each incorporates multiple interior pockets for easy organisation, and water-repellent linings helping to keep your precious bag secure from awkward spills or leaks.

Cole Haan’s Chief Creative Officer, Scott Patt, says, “Grand Ambition is breaking the mold and creating a new standard for women’s dress footwear and handbags. The collection has been thoughtfully designed, crafted and engineered for the modern working woman – stylish, comfortable, versatile, and affordable yet luxurious with the capacity to accompany her and her extraordinary path.”

The Grand Ambition collection, from $259 for footwear, and from $399 for handbags, is available at Cole Haan Paragon #02-11, and Cole Haan Suntec #01-473.
Grand Ambition Wedge and Skimmer are available in stores now, while the Pump and Lace Up Sneaker will be available in November 2019.

Here are the must-have new staples to update your work wardrobe: