Thursday, October 18, 2007

Is Henri Bendel Thinking Forward?

Despite celebrating the 100th anniversary of the brown and white stripe, and reinforcing its 1895 founding at every turn, it would appear that Henri Bendel is FINALLY moving forward. The company is gearing up to launch a new website -- (so edgy! so bold!). It's only 2007, and the internets hasn't been around all thaaaat long, so really, can we fault them?

In unrelated Bendel's news, FashionWeekDaily reports that the company will introduce an accessories line in time for holiday. Items will include signature leather totes, sterling silver and enamel cuffs, pendant necklaces, keychains and notebooks. The real question is this though, would you spend $450 for essentially a shopping bag?