Henri Bendel Holiday

I'm a catalog girl.  Especially when it comes to the holidays.  I never got those people who could make their Christmas list in October, when the holiday catalogs haven't even arrived. 

So each November I run to the postbox, excited to find what goodies have been delivered that day.  This year there have been hits and misses already.  But one of the big hits and a current obsession for me is Henri Bendel.  Once I saw the 2010 Holiday Catalog it was all over.  Slam dunk.  I want to be be a Bendel girl.

For those not in the know,  Bendel's was originally an upscale women's store selling everything from clothing to cosmetics, accessories and gourmet food gifts.  Started in 1895,  Henri Bendel was a milliner that reportedly was the first retailer to bring Coco Chanel's fashions from Paris to the U.S.  In 1985, Limited Brands bought the company and in 2009 the decision was made to stop carrying apparel and focus on accessories, cosmetics and gifts.

The stores are gorgeous.  A cornucopia of girlish whimsy.  Everywhere you turn, something else catches your eye.  And everything is packaged beautifully in those brown and white awning-striped boxes.  Here are some great gifts for the girls on your list.

e-Reader Case $88
Go Anywhere Travel Set $38 (coated canvas)

Bendel Girl Wellies $88
more colors available

Medium Hinge Leather Bangle w/ Swarovski $98 more colors available
Handcuff Chain Bracelet $68

Brown & White Hobo $325

Taxi Girl Desk Diary $95

Cashmere Slippers $98, Eyemask $68

Paula Dorf Beautiful Lips Kit $22

Campfire Couture S'mores Kit $22

Faux Fur Earmuffs $68

The Cool Cat Velvet Bracelet $68
more colors available

Debutante Asymmetric Clutch - Haircalf $298

Bamboo Stacking Ring $68
more colors available

1 comment

Christina said...

Wow. Super cute stuff. I love the illustration on the cover. And the rainboots that look like wellies and that are much more affordable.

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