Bennet winch bags its first american address

by Christopher Blomquist

Luxury luggage label Bennett Winch has planted its first own retail roots on American soil.

The five-year-old British accessories company unveiled its new shop-in-shop on the first floor of the Turnball & Asser Townhouse at 50 E. 57th Street earlier this week. It stocks the complete Bennett Winch collection of leather and canvas offerings and is the most substantial representation of the brand on the west side of the Pond. 

“As New York has developed into our second biggest market, the time was right to open a shop here,” said the brand’s co-founder Robin Winch. “Our customer has a genuine appreciation for the unique design, craft and function of our products, and they complement the metropolitan lifestyle here really well.”

“We’ve designed the shop to reflect our modern aesthetic with one of England’s most established and respected brands,” added co-founder Robin Bennett. “Our goal with this space was to introduce the clean industrial style of our flagship Mayfair store into a world class address here in New York City.”

Keeping with that idea, the shop incorporates leather, canvas and concrete to stand out against the dark wood tones that prevail in the Turnball & Asser space.

All Bennett Winch merchandise is handcrafted exclusively in England and comes with a lifelong complimentary repair guarantee.