Lamy has opened a physical boutique store in San Francisco. It just opened this weekend, and has been in business for two days.
I found out about the boutique from the Goulet Pens feed on Facebook. According to Goulet:
This is a concept store, working with the new US distributor so they can get direct contact with Lamy fans in the US.
So I braved the steady downpour of rain here in San Francisco today to pay the store a visit.
A giant shrine to the Safari family occupies one wall, including Safari, and Al-Star in fountain pen, rollerball and ballpoint versions.
The Lamy store is well stocked, and seems as if it carries the entire Lamy product line, including some pens like the Accent which I have not seen available from U.S. dealers.
Display cases in the back hold the more upscale pens, such as the Scala, Accent, Studio, Dialog, and Imporium. The Aion and Lx are also in these cases.
Near the entrance are inks, as well as Joy calligraphy/art pens. The store also sells replacement nibs and stubs of different sizes for the Joy.
Behind the register are more inks including cartridges, and special color-matched gift boxes customers can purchase for gift-giving.
I purchased a bottle of Lamy Black ink, as well as a package of violet ink cartridges. I know more visits to the store will be in my future!!!
The Lamy store is at 645 Market Street in San Francisco, for those who would like to visit when they are in town.
Hours of operation:
10-7 Monday through Friday
Edited by ErrantSmudge, 09 January 2018 - 05:26.