Luxury streetwear brand Les Benjamins has recently received an undisclosed investment from Esas Holding, the biggest family-owned investment firm in Turkey. This investment marks Esas Holding’s entry into the fashion industry and establishes a strategic partnership between the two companies. Led by entrepreneur Fethi Sabanci Kamisli, founder and managing partner of Esas Ventures, the deal is also supported by other family members, including Ali Sabanci, Kazım Köseoğlu, Can Köseoğlu, and Kerem Sabanci Kamisli.
The investment not only provides Les Benjamins with funding for its growth plans but also enables the brand to tap into the extensive network and resources of Esas Holding. Fethi Sabanci Kamisli will join the board of Les Benjamins, bringing his expertise and insight to the brand’s strategic decision-making processes. Furthermore, with the potential for additional investments in the future, Les Benjamins is poised for further expansion.
Founded in 2011 by Bünyamin Aydın, Les Benjamins has gained prominence in the fashion industry for its contemporary luxury streetwear offerings. Its unique designs and high-quality garments have attracted notable clients such as Jay-Z and Rita Ora. The brand is also stocked by prestigious retailers like Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdale’s. In addition, Les Benjamins has collaborated with renowned brands such as Nike and Apple, earning widespread recognition and acclaim.
Currently, Les Benjamins operates two stores in China and has ambitious plans to expand into the US market. The investment from Esas Holding will accelerate the brand’s growth and bolster its presence on the global stage. Bünyamin Aydın, the creative director of Les Benjamins, expressed his excitement about the partnership with Fethi Sabanci Kamisli and his family, emphasizing their shared vision and belief in the brand’s potential.
The collaboration between Les Benjamins and Esas Holding signifies the increasing global recognition of Turkish fashion brands. With the support of Esas Holding’s investment and network, Les Benjamins aims to continue pushing boundaries and making a significant impact in the fashion industry.