28 January 2015



PARIS, FRANCE (January 28, 2015) – Prestigious luxury retailer S.T. Dupont and renowned tobacconist to the world, Nat Sherman, today celebrate decades of history and partnership with the debut of the newest S.T. Dupont Shop-In-Shop, located inside the famed Nat Sherman Townhouse in New York City. Opening in time for the Valentine’s Day retail rush, the Shop-in-Shop offers a wide range of products representing S.T. Dupont's core pillars: The Art of Writing, The Art of Fire, The Art of Traveling and The Art of Seduction.

“Lotus International and S.T. Dupont are honored to have an S.T. Dupont Shop-In-Shop in one of New York City’s iconic stores, Nat Sherman,” said Mike Reynolds, CEO of Lotus International. “The timing of this collaboration coincides with Nat Sherman's renewed focus and energy for their flagship store. The Shop-In-Shop compliments Nat Sherman's atmosphere and reflects S.T. Dupont's essence.”

Each year, the Nat Sherman Townhouse provides thousands of visitors with a uniquely timeless and memorable experience. The addition of the S.T. Dupont Shop-In-Shop serves to enhance and elevate the truly one-of-a-kind retail experience that only Nat Sherman can provide.

Amongst the diverse product offerings, the Shop-In-Shop will feature award winning writing instruments, proprietary leather goods, including belts, along with small and large leather accessories. The Art of Fire pillar will be extensively represented throughout the featured product line, including a selection of lighters and cutters from S.T. Dupont's legendary Défi Extrême, MaxiJet and MiniJet collections.

“S.T. Dupont has long been the leader in luxury smokers’ accessories,” said Michael Herklots, Vice President, Retail and Brand Development at Nat Sherman. “Their lighters, whether a classic Ligne 2 or a sought after limited edition, are a must-have for every cigar enthusiast. This Shop-In-Shop is certainly reflective of our mutual respect, admiration and commitment to excellence in craftsmanship and service.”

For additional information on S.T. Dupont, please visit www.ST-Dupont.com. And for additional information on Nat Sherman, please visit www.NatSherman.com.


About S.T. Dupont
The House of S.T. Dupont opened in France in 1872. The founder of the brand, Simon Tissot-Dupont was born in Savoy in 1847. S.T. Dupont owes its initials to him. Simon founded a carriage company which is destroyed in a fire in 1872. Unabashed, the same year he buys a workshop which makes leather briefcases for diplomats and businessman. In 1884, Simon Tissot-Dupont became the supplier of one of the world’s largest shops – Les Grands Magasins du Louvre – while maintaining his private clientele. Simon Tissot Dupont handed over his company to his sons in 1919, Lucien and Andre, who, trading under the name of Les Fils de S.T. Dupont (the Sons of S.T. Dupont) re launch the company. The company was focused on high quality travel cases and accessories. Highly qualified craftsmen are called upon and patents are taken out to protect industrial secrets. 250 workers and 17 separate trades are involved in the manufacture: goldsmiths, woodworkers, engravers, leather craftsmen, enamel workers, locksmiths, etc. S.T. Dupont transferred its workshop from rue Dieu in Paris back to the family’s hometown of Faverges (French Alps) in Savoy in 1924 where factory is located today. The head office is located in Paris, France. S.T. Dupont continues it passion today by providing the world with Classic    and Haute Collections. S.T. Dupont's artisans are meticulous in each of their trades.  The S.T. Dupont Collections combine the utilization of rare materials, proprietary processes, prestige, styling and unsurpassed reliability. Requiring a tremendous amount of work and skill to create S.T. Dupont pieces are priced accordingly.  Many pieces increase in value and are considered functional art and therefore collected. S.T. Dupont provides Exceptional Products for Exceptional People.

About Nat Sherman
Founded by Nat Sherman in 1930 and family-guided for three generations, Nat Sherman International continues to define the authentic tobacco experience. Through a tradition of innovation and expertly crafted products, Nat Sherman’s timeless appeal, while quintessentially New York is embraced and enjoyed worldwide. Learn more at www.natsherman.com and follow Nat Sherman on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @Nat42nd.

26 January 2015

International Pipe Smoking Day 2015

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Don't miss this annual celebration of the art of pipe smoking.
Join your fellow pipe enthusiasts at the Nat Sherman Townhouse!
Friday, February 20, 2015 10:00am - 7:00pm


Meet Hirochi Robaina

Meet Hirochi Robaina 
and experience his namesake cigar 
at The Nat Sherman Townhouse.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
$50 per person.
Each guest will receive:
-three cigars by Hirochi Robaina & Cubanacan
-Light hors d'oeuvres
*complimentary beer and wine tasting

Attendance is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable. 
Please contact Tina Parrish.  tparrish@natsherman.com 646-442-1850

Hirochi Robaina, grandson of the Legendary Alejandro Robaina dubbed the “Godfather of Cuban tobacco “ who was born in Alquízar in La Habana Province of Cuba but he grew up and lived most of his life in the renowned tobacco-growing Vuelta Abajo district of Pinar del Río Province where his family had been growing tobacco since 1845. 

Alejandro took over the operations of the plantation after the death of his father Maruto Robaina. The tobacco leaves from Robaina’s plantations are often considered among the best in the world and have been used by high quality cigars brands such as Cohiba and Hoyo de Monterrey. Before he passed away Alejandro left a hand written note saying:
You are my hope.
You can’t fail me.
-Your Grandfather.

A hope that Hirochi since vowed to maintain alive by continuing his grandfathers legacy. Expanding his horizons, Hirochi now unveils a unique blend from Nicaragua named HR a full bodied cigar rich in flavor and an exquisite aroma that will surely please your palate.