Bennett Winch comes to the big apple
British luxury luggage maker, Bennett Winch, has made its introduction into New York City with a 10-week residency located in the famed Turnbull & Asser Townhouse. The HSS team was invited to celebrate the monumental occasion of these two quintessential British brands working together to bring the best luxury goods built on tradition and quality.
Amongst a packed house of supporters, Bennett Winch presented their wide collection of handmade leather totes, briefcases and carry-all’s. Made from the finest raw materials, like leather from Italy and British brass hardware, these bags are assembled by the most experienced hands in England.
As my knowledge of the brand was minimal, I was granted the opportunity to speak with founder, Robin Winch. He was kind enough to walk me through the inception of the brand, explain to me in depth about some of the fine details of their products and talk about all the exciting new projects in the coming year.
I was permitted to handle their products at the event to get a sense of their feel and construction. Their most popular bag, the weekender, is offered in a variety of colors, in either a 24-ounce waterproof cotton canvas or leather. (You’ve seen Brian with the canvas version previously.) It also conceals an interior protective laptop sleeve, waterproof side compartment and 2 footwear storage pockets. Below you can see a few images of this beautiful bag in a full-grain brown leather.
I was also very lucky to get my hands on one of their leather tote bags. I prefer carrying a tote bag with me due to the variety of personal and business items I’m usually carrying with me at all times. This black version is refined, expertly-made, and was designed for the professional who wants the absolute best. I almost didn’t give it back!
If you’re looking to invest in top-notch bags or luggage, Bennett Winch have a nearly flawless and growing collection that’s worth your time. Stop into the Turnbull & Asser townhouse, they’ll be there displaying until June 10th. Lastly, if you haven’t already, check out our review of their briefcase.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Steven D. Elliott
He Spoke Style