Henri Bendel Spring 2013 introduces playful textures in a palette of neutrals, pink, blue, green and brown. Handbags and accessories are featured in monogram prints, striped straw and centennial stripes. This season you'll see clutches and bags in cork, straw with leather trim, mesh with snake printed leather, patent and quilted leather in asymmetric clutch, barrel, tote, satchel and crossbody styles.
Accessories include wristlets, iPad and iPhone cases, sunglasses and embossed leather loafers. One of my favorite items is the Sealed With a Kiss lacquer jewelry box ($98). The Megan Hess scarf collection, exclusively for Henri Bendel, features four feminine, illustrated prints. Standout jewelry pieces include the On the Edge Collar necklace, Ibiza, Deco Strap, and Deluxe Beaded Wrap bracelets, all made with Swarovski Elements. The Santorini Stretch bracelet ($78) and Buckle Up Enamel Band Ring ($58) are some of my jewelry must-haves.
- Kim Weling