Pen Shop to open in London

Pen Shop to open in London

Founded in Newcastle in 1858 by two brothers, Europe’s largest luxury pens and gift specialist, The Pen Shop, is opening its 20th store at London’s St Pancras station.

Set within one of London’s most famous Victorian buildings, the flagship store will provide a convenient way for shoppers and commuters to browse products and collect orders reserved online.

Situated alongside Fortnum & Mason and Jo Malone, customers can reserve products online and pick them up on their way home from work the same day. The retailer also hopes to appeal to tourists and holiday-makers using the Eurostar.

The shop opens almost a year to the day The Pen Shop underwent a management buyout after three directors purchased the group and its retail outlets in May 2015 from the Allan family for an undisclosed amount.

The MBO, which transferred ownership from the Allan family shareholders to the newly-formed Fountain Group, moved the business to a new stage in the development of its successful omni-channel shop operation and wholesale business.

Managing director Colin McClymont said: “It has been an exciting year for The Pen Shop and the opening of the new St Pancras shop firmly marks the beginning of the next stage in The Pen Shop’s history.

“Our customers show us that they want different ways to shop that are most convenient for them and this has turned bustling transport terminals into real retail destinations.

“The Pen Shop St Pancras is our latest shop that will combine a convenient shopping location with our online reserve and collect service to meet our customers’ evolving needs and serve the station’s travellers.”

The store will open on Monday 9 May.