L.K.Bennett Opens at Troy, Michigan’s The Somerset Collection
Saturday, October 6, 2012 (Troy, Michigan) – British fashion house, L.K.Bennett, opens its sixth U.S. women’s boutique today at The Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan. The 1,575 square foot retail space will be the first freestanding boutique in Michigan.
Founded in London in 1990, L.K.Bennett has since established itself as a modern heritage brand, offering elegant collections of women’s shoes, ready-to-wear, handbags and accessories to meet the lifestyle and requirements of every modern woman. Originally renowned for signature shoe collections favored by celebrities and stylish women alike, L.K.Bennett is now the ultimate destination for accessible luxury, including glamorous footwear, accessories and womenswear collections.
The store’s design creates an elegant and welcoming environment that reflects the sophisticated persona of L.K.Bennett’s collections. Set against a soft powder pink backdrop and delicate beige woodwork, bespoke display units with a mirror finish, rich woolen carpets and fifties-inspired Swedish furnishings create a relaxed, modern romantic atmosphere.
L.K.Bennett has chosen Emily Mortimer to front the Autumn/Winter 2012 campaign. Recognized as one of Britain’s finest actresses, Emily brings more than her beauty to the collection — she brings assurance and magnetic appeal. The Autumn Winter 2012 collection reflects this persona — glamorous, bold and luxurious. It is inspired by women with diverse lifestyles, women like Emily who balance every element of their life while always seeking to look and feel their best.
L.K.Bennett currently has over 160 branded stores in the U.K., Europe, U.S., and U.A.E. and a successful e-commerce website at lkbennett.com. The Somerset Collection store will be L.K.Bennett’s thirteenth boutique in the U.S. and sixth stand-alone store in the country. The brand is available in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, New Jersey, New York and Bloomingdale’s concessions in New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Illinois, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Massachusetts as well as department stores and specialty boutiques nationwide.
The new L.K.Bennett boutique is located on level one in Somerset Collection South near Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy, Michigan. Please visit lkbennett.com for more information.
L.K.Bennett is a British accessible luxury brand that reflects its unmistakable heritage; a modern blend of femininity, colour and style. Its collections of shoes, ready-to-wear, handbags and accessories, appeal to women who want a wardrobe perfect for any occasion. Founded by Linda Bennett in London in 1990 and renowned for her signature kitten heel shoes favoured by celebrities and stylish women alike, L.K.Bennett rapidly became the ultimate destination for feminine footwear. Ready-to-wear collections were introduced in 1998 establishing the company as a leading fashion house.
July 2008 saw an important step in L.K.Bennett’s expansion as Robert Bensoussan, co-founder of Sirius Equity, together with Phoenix Equity Partners invested in the brand as majority shareholders. In September 2012, Didier Drouet joined the company as Chief Executive Officer, taking up the post from Robert Bensoussan who remains as L.K.Bennett’s Executive Chairman. Anthony DiMasso is the brand’s U.S. President.
A design-driven label with a luxury twist, the distinctive handwriting stays strong thanks to a dedicated in-house design team creating looks that appeal to an expanding customer base. The Group has significant retail and wholesale presence in key international markets including North America, Europe and the Middle East and is now operating through close to 160 branded locations around the world including 108 in the UK and online at lkbennett.com.
L.K.Bennett Spring Summer 2013 Collection:
Ice-cream shades of lavender, lemon and blush are just some of the colours which radiate the new ready- to-wear collection. With a dynamic mix of energy and elegance this season’s attire embodies sophistication and practicality. The versatility of the collection is delicate yet influential, with an array of sumptuous fabrics and charismatic prints; offering the perfect balance of on trend pieces with time-honoured classics.
Black Ribbon features a luxury capsule collection driven by ultra-chic tailoring, superfine wool, soft Scottish cashmere and sleek stretch leather. Now in it’s third season, footwear and bags have been launched for SS 13 with key pieces including chic stiletto courts and strappy sandals in metallic patent and an oversized clutch, completing the Black Ribbon attitude.
L.K.Bennett’s new U.S. e-commerce site, kbennett.com:
In March 2013, L.K.Bennett officially launched its North American e-commerce website, lkbennett.com, dedicated to shoppers in the USA and Canada. With a stylish updated look, the site is full of features for fans over the pond, including pricing in U.S. dollars and shipping direct from its New Jersey warehouse.
About Somerset Collection
Somerset Collection is the epicenter for luxury retail in the State of Michigan. With stores like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cole Haan, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tiffany & Co., and Burberry – Somerset Collection represents the pinnacle of retail excellence. The center’s most impressive feature is the landmark, glass-enclosed moving walkway linking Somerset North and South…recognized throughout the Midwest as Downtown Michigan. Soaring glass entries reveal a timeless elegance that is both warm and inviting. The architecture provides an intimacy and comfort level for the guest that continues to enhance the sophisticated and prestigious reputation for which Somerset Collection is known. Somerset Collection…You Belong Here!