HENRI BENDEL, New York
Claudia Lucas, Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager, Beauty
This story first appeared in the March 13, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
Henri Bendel has long housed one of the best curated selections of artisanal, niche and start-up brands in the business. From hosting beauty breakfasts and trunk shows to executing creative merchandising, Bendels continues to cultivate new and hard-to-find lines.
KATE SOMERVILLE EXFOLIKATE BODY INTENSIVE EXFOLIATING TREATMENT
ExfoliKate is one of the best exfoliators I’ve used and since I already use it on areas like the elbows, I think it will translate really well for the body. This is a fabulous brand with a unique formulation that resonates with customers. $95
KNOCK OUT COSMETICS
This totally matte nail polish collection developed by makeup artist Mike Potter is an easy treat. I’ve never before seen completely matte nail color like this. The response has been amazing. It’s edgy and interesting and perfect for someone who wants to make a statement. $22
This is a collection of nutritional supplements and regimens—no topical product whatsoever— but it’s geared to the fashion and beauty consumer. Think GNC our customer, who might currently be buying this type of product at a CVS or Walgreens, the opportunity to buy it in a more interesting and designed way. $25 to $150
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This collection really blew me away. It’s made up of seven beautiful scents—each named after and inspired by an olfactory category such as Chypre, Oriental and Poudré. We’re always looking for a way to give the customer an experience in the store and this collection provides a great way for us to educate her. $95 each
FREEZE 24/7 MINERAL MAKEUP
Freeze 24/7 is fusing its antiaging skin care technology with color cosmetics. It’s makeup that has more enhanced skin care benefits than you would usually find and is currently the most technologically constructed mineral makeup available. $95