Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Henri Bendel 50% Off

Can't remember the last time you were in Henri Bendel? Well, neither do I. I must admit that I prefer the memory of what used to be. The once decadent department store currently feels like a cosmetic arena combined with an a Etsy flee-market.

Even the sales people we spoke to admitted to be confused by the store's product assortment and lack of focus. This is just conjecture but I can't imagine "this" Henri Bendel lasting much longer as it exists today. Something must be done but we can talk about that another time.

During a quick browse we found jeweled bobby pins for $14 from $28, a croc embossed wristlet for $74 from $148 and large cosmetic bag for $29 from $58. As you can see, dedicated a shopping trip is not suggested but those looking to pick up a small gift or 'Bendel' trinket will be happy to save a bit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Agree with your sentiment - I'm not a native NY'er and have been confused for awhile on what Bendel's is/was supposed to be. It seems like their target market is UES prep school girls and Gossip Girl minion types.