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The shop

Bentleys is a true destination
shop; a treasure-trove of the unexpected. Since
Tim Bent founded the company in 1989,
we have specialised in finding antique English
leather accessories and travel goods, beautifully
made silver from the Edwardian era and
the
 finest vintage trunks from the great French
houses
 of Louis Vuitton, Goyard and Hermès.

We are passionate and knowledgeable about the
items that we sell and love to share that enthusiasm
with our customers. The website is a great portfolio
but we like nothing more than putting a piece
into the hands of a customer and sharing its history.
Detail, craft and patina fascinate us and are evident
in all of our stock from a 1920′s pocket roulette
wheel to an aluminium wingtip desk.

We have worked with some of the world’s top interior
designers and decorators, found choice pieces for
public and private museums, and added to the
archives of great fashion houses. We have kitted-out
luxury yachts, libraries, offices and tailors’ showrooms
and although the shop is unashamedly masculine,
we regularly delight ladies in finding the perfect gift
for ‘the man that has everything.’


“Bentleys is not your 
  traditional antique shop.
  Its selections are very
  masculine and change
  all the time as the
  owner tours the world
  in search of the best.”  
Alain Ducasse, Bloomberg Pursuits.
The people
Tim Bent
Passionate vintage luggage obsessive.
Insatiable collector, inspired by a constant
search for the next discovery.
Tune: How Soon is Now by The Smiths.
Tipple: Berry Brothers King's Ginger.
Motto: Follow the path less trodden.
Favourite object: 1920's Hermès driving gloves
with integral indicators.
Julian Hardwicke
Enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgable.
Mechanically fascinated, obsessed with
detail.
Tune: Ramble On by Led Zepplin.
Tipple: Johnnie Walker Black Label.
Motto: I may not have gone where I intended
to, but have ended up where I needed to be.
Favourite object: "A campaign chest that belonged
to my grandfather. . .  it's not for sale!"
Jerry Lane
The charming photographer, composer
and musician. You'll find him either behind
a lens or a keyboard. . .  tapping out a rhythm.
Tune: Sweet Georgia Brown by The Hot Club de Paris.
Tipple: Diplomatico Gran Reserva.
Motto: Luck is what happens when preparation
meets opportunity.
Favourite object: Etched glass Jazz-Age decanter.
Useful information
As you will see from our website we have an
extensive inventory of objects. We are therefore
not able to display all of them in the shop all of the
time. If you are coming to the shop and wish to
view a particular item, please do email us first. We
need a bit of notice, but can normally retrieve
things from the warehouse within a couple of days.
Unless otherwise stated, all prices include VAT at
the prevailing standard rate. Generally this can be
deducted if the item is being exported out of the EU.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and
all major debit cards. We are also happy to help
organise shipping worldwide.
Shop hours:
Monday — Saturday; 10am – 6pm
Sunday; By Appointment

Bentleys is a division of Bentleys (1989) LLP a
limited liability partnership registered in England
and Wales (No. OC353780).