Retailer Henry Bendel Closing

CBJ — After 123 years in business luxury retailer Henri Bendel is closing its doors as of January, 2019.

Henri Bendel opened in New York’s Greenwich Village at the end of the 19th century.

Bendel was originally a women’s hat maker from Lafayette, Louisiana. He moved to New York in 1895 and began catering to the city’s elite, making the stores’ brown and white striped shopping and bags and hat boxes a coveted status symbol. In the 1960s, its in-house illustrator was a young artist named Andy Warhol.