who has not heard about HENRI BENDEL? that american upscale specialty store with the iconic fifth avenue address in new york and those legendary brown and white stripes packaging?! and the one special thing to note is that he was the one responsible for bringing in coco chanel to the united states. anyways, being here in the sandpit meant i only get a glimpse on tv shows (gossip girl reruns are in order) and movies (confessions of a shopaholic – i so can relate to this). so imagine my luck when i found out that they are finally shipping internationally here in the middle east! yes, you heard that right, that coveted UPTOWN SATCHEL that olivia palermo and taylor swift have been carrying around can now be in your hands. and mine too! such great news, especially now that the holidays are coming up and shopping for gifts out here in the sandpit just got a lot easier and extra special.
whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping…
i think i browsed the website for a good 2 hours. going back and forth and marking everything i liked and wanted (pretty much everything they are selling by the way). with a great selection of bags, jewellery and other accessories (note that the puppy carrier and totes are just way too cute) it was pretty hard to make a choice. they even do amazing monogrammed goodies which are great for the gifts. i knew instantly that i wanted a bag and definitely something that spoke a lot about HENRI BENDEL. its sophisticated and luxurious flair, its playful charm and great craftsmanship. so i picked up the gorgeous west 57th gemstone mini satchel which is the perfect statement bag if you live out here in the middle east where everyone loves show-stopping pieces like this. delivery was a breeze and the joy on my face could not be contained once i opened the box and saw those legendary brown and white stripes!!
SHOP MY FAVORITE BAGS FROM HENRI BENDEL THIS SEASON
me thinks this gorgeous armcandy from their holiday collection is the ultimate gift this festive season. what do you think? are you inlove with my new bag yet?![/column]
HENRI BENDEL WEST 57TH GEMSTONE MINI SATCHEL | TIBI TOP | OLD NAVY CULOTTES | MICHAEL KORS SUNGLASSES | ROGER VIVIER SANDALS
photographs captured by tinayums