Iconic Store Is Saying Goodbye

Henri Bendel department store in NYC is going out of business after 123 years
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2018 1:00 PM CDT
Shoppers gather outside the Henri Bendel store on Fifth Avenue during Fashion’s Night Out in New York, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

(Newser) – Shop on Fifth Avenue? Neither do we, but still: The iconic Henri Bendel department store will soon be gone along with its e-commerce business and 22 other brick-and-mortar locations, People reports. Parent company L Brands is making the move amid increasing retail competition and plummeting company stocks, which fell 55% this year, per CNN Money. A pioneer in US fashion and luxury retail, Bendel has been in business for 123 years and held the country's first fashion show, its website says. The store plans to close in January. (Read more department stores stories.)

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