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Henri Bendel announced in April that it would no longer be selling clothing, instead choosing to concentrate on accessories, beauty and gifts. But they're not letting go of their sparkle-focused aesthetic anytime soon, and right out the gate they'll be rolling out an accessories collection with Crystallized-Swarovski Elements.
"Our girl loves bling and shine and shimmer," said Ed Bucciarelli, breaking our moratorium on the word "bling," but we'll let it slide because he's the president and CEO of Henri Bendel, where he says "Swarovski-enhanced product is approaching 15 percent of the total."
The new Swarovski-enhanced co-branded line will include a leather handbag with a crystal-encrusted charm, a bottle stopper, ear buds, enormous cocktail rings and even an embellished dog collar in Bendel's signature stripes.
· Bendel's, Swarovski Team Up for Collection [WWD]