William Penn has reopened its flagship store in Bengaluru. The old store was one of Bengaluru’s beloved old landmarks and the city’s intelligentsia and pen enthusiasts celebrated the reopening alongside neighbors and passers-by.
The store features premium stationery, lifestyle accessories, tech products, excellent customer service, and fine writing instruments.
Speaking on the occasion, Nikhil Ranjan, Managing Director, William Penn, said “We have come a long way since 2002 when we opened our doors to students and offices in Koramangala. We are excited to reopen the first-ever William Penn store with a fresh outlook and over 50 globally renowned brands under one roof.”
“The pandemic pushed everyone to lead a digital life; we look forward to reconnecting with our customers face-to-face and bringing back the simple pleasure of being able to see and hold products while shopping. There is no greater joy than putting pen to paper and experimenting with various ink colors. Walking into this store should be both an indulgence and an intimate experience, and to that end, we are offering our clients the option of personalising their selections with text,” he added.
The establishment carries an exciting mix of new lines and brands as well as old fan favorites like Sheaffer and Lapis Bard. The handmade, locally crafted pens from the artisanal brand, Ranga Pens, proved to be very popular, with many captivated by the beauty and story behind the pens.
Patrons were eager to try out William Penn’s signature experience and put luxury writing instruments like Montblanc and Sailor fountain pens to paper to see exactly why they command their premium prices.
When it was first launched, the old store was one of the few places in India, let alone Bangalore, where you could find premium pens and accessories from internationally renowned brands. It was also a popular hangout for college students in the then sleepy Koramangala, who’d nip in for a cup of coffee and admire the well-stocked shelves.