Thursday, June 11, 2009
Henri Bendel Bends Towards Cosmetic Market
Henri Bendel department store opened in 1895 and is renowned for its brown and white striped shopping bags. The owner, Bendel a milliner, was the first to bring over Coco Chanel couture and it has been an upscale store ever since. It has locations on New York City's Fifth Avenue, Boca Raton, Florida, one near Miami and its original store in Cleveland,Ohio. Bendel's plans to make a change in its' merchandise is a sign of the economic downturn, but the store is going to focus on accessories and makeup. It will carry high end cosmetics, perfume, and candles. The hair salon Frederic Fekkai is located on the top floor and will probably remain in residence.