It feels like it was just yesterday that we opened our first store in Koramangala, Bangalore. After the inauguration, I remember walking around the store, greeting guests and our first few customers. I noticed this young man, about the age of 20, trying out a fountain pen. I stood beside the counter, observing him with fascination. He tried a few, and then asked for one from the shelf that caught his attention. The moment he put pen to paper, it spoke to him in a myriad different ways that no language could have achieved. There was sense of excitement on his face. “I’ll go with this one”, he said with a smile. I smiled back, for I knew exactly how he felt. Even today, 17 years and 34 stores later, when I visit one of our stores, and try a new product and instantly fall in love with it, that feeling floods my mind. It is a fascination I notice in almost every customer who walks out of our stores, and one that has fuelled me and the William Penn team all these years. So, as we celebrate our journey over the last 17 years on 17 January, I wish to thank our partners, our customers, and the entire team at William Penn – for all their wonderful support and patronage, and most importantly – for staying fascinated. Thank you!
Who We Are
Over 30 Stores.
Across 11 Cities.
Established in 2002, William Penn commenced operations in Bangalore as a retail store for premium stationery. Within a short period of time, it was able to establish itself as a destination for premium writing instruments and stationery. William Penn has grown to become a nation-wide chain with over 30 stores across 11 major metro cities in India. Its stores are located in premium malls and in all major airports in the country. In the last few years, William Penn has been expanding its portfolio of products to include men’s accessories and corporate gifts apart from premium writing instruments & stationery. The company has exclusive tie-ups with many well-known brands such as Sheaffer, Hugo Boss, Moleskine, Caran d’Ache, Sailor and Zippo. Lapis Bard and Pennline are William Penn’s own line of high quality writing instruments and accessories. Apart from its own retail stores, William Penn has a pan India distribution network supplying to other retail stores, Shop-in-Shops, 3rd party retail, B2B, e-Commerce etc. Its 300 strong sales force ensures continuous servicing of all sales channels.
Why Buy From Us
William Penn is an authorized retailer in India for over 40 luxury brands. Every product that we sell comes with the brand warranty and also gets our stamp of assurance.
With 30 stores, 40+ luxury brands, we have the largest selection in every brand both in our stores and online.
Our focus is on delivering a service that is beyond satisfactory to our customers. Our team in the front end are trained to be honest with a profound work ethic.
Specialist Online store
William Penn is India’s only online store that has such a wide variety and range of fine writing instruments and top of the line men’s accessories.
Aware of a rampant market with fake and unauthorised retailers, William Penn is committed to creating a trustworthy destination where you can shop without fear about the authenticity of products.
Well trained staff and our premium stores ensure that we make shopping an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.
Penn Clique Loyalty
Not only do our customers get an assurance of a genuine product, they are also rewarded with loyalty points and gift vouchers with their purchase which are redeemable in any store across India or even on our online store.
William Penn offers an exceptional array of corporate gifts. From personalized writing instruments to accessories and combos we have the perfect gift to reward your clients and staff.