As part of the brand's international expansion, the British retailer L.K. Bennett will be unveiling it's first statewide stores in both Atlanta and Chicago.
The brand’s first store will debut on the third floor of the 900 Shops at 900 N. Michigan Avenue. The 1,800-square-foot space is located near other British retailer Karen Millen and is estimated to generate annual sales of $1 million.There will also be up to four more stores opening in the U.S. by next fall. There has always been talk opening stores in New York, Florida and Boston.
“We’re going to go slowly,” said Robert Bensoussan, L.K. Bennett’s executive chairman, but added "it’s too premature to discuss today”. Bensoussan orchestrated the successful international retail rollout of Jimmy Choo and explained that this expansion will be "more gradual and less scattered, representing a more focused, deeper approach" in targeted markets.
There are plans to open 30 to 40 more locations within the next three to five years.
– Taneisha Jordan