The posh retailer Henri Bendel, which opened its doorways in New York’s Greenwich Village on the finish of the 19th century, is closing.
L Manufacturers Inc., which acquired the model in 1985, mentioned that the 23 Bendel shops will prove the lights in January. The Columbus, Ohio, firm mentioned it desires concentrate on bigger manufacturers with extra development potential.
Henry Bendel was a ladies’s hat maker from Lafayette, Louisiana. He moved to New York in 1895 and commenced catering to town’s elite, making the shops’ brown and white striped buying and baggage and hat containers a coveted standing image. Within the 1960s, its in-house illustrator was a younger artist named Andy Warhol.
The corporate’s flagship retailer on New York’s fifth Avenue, steps away from Trump Tower, is a landmark in Manhattan.