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Dylan Lauren, daughter of designer Ralph Lauren and owner of Dylan's Candy Bar, might be locked in a mean staring contest with Vegas-based Sugar Factory over who's copycatting whom, but she might have a little problem at home here in NYC as well.
Walking down Fifth Avenue, we spotted shelves installed in the main first floor foyer at Henri Bendel, and what were they selling? Nothing but scrumptious, brighty-packaged and super sugary candies where there should be expensive accessories and leather purses. The smallest twisted peppermint sticks are retailing for around $7, and that's a price to make a self-styled candy maven like Lauren wince.
But then maybe we're just overreacting and maybe Bendel's cutesy candy approach to Christmas stocking stuffers has more to do with their association with Gossip Girl. Still, this is the time of the year when claws come out. Have you spotted this much candy in Henri Bendel before? Let us know in the comments!
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