Brown-and-white stripes no more! After 123 years, the luxury retailer Henri Bendel will shutter all 23 brick-and-mortar stores this January. The brand was started by Henri Bendel in 1895 to cater to New York City’s elite. Now that it’s closing its doors, here’s what to purchase from the iconic brand before the opportunity is lost forever.
This iconic backpack is a best-seller for the brand, and you can easily see why. The chic bag can be worn as a backpack, crossbody or satchel and comes with convertible straps. Perfect for weekends away, the material is durable and water-resistant and touts the brand’s signature striped leather trim ($298).
Lipstick red and ready to make a statement, these smooth leather gloves boast crystal detailing and 100 percnt cashmere lining ($148). Pair the leather gloves with this matching About Town Pouch to really make a splash at any event you show up to ($98).
This eye-catching bag comes in both red/pink and blue/green. The geometric shapes and patterns give the satchel a bold, refined look. There is a pushlock flap closure, exterior back slip pocket and removable crossbody strap. Better yet? You get a gift with purchase when you order the bag ($328).
The perfect find for less than $100? This bright pink wristlet with signature stripes and a rose gold chain is sure to delight. To add even more flair, the back is bright red and bold. This little gem is ideal for a girls’ night out on the town ($98).
Henri Bendel knows how to do statement earrings. These gorgeous waterfall earrings dangle nearly four inches in length and shimmer with white, blue, red and pink gemstones in gold-plated brass. Oh la la! ($128)
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.