POPSUGAR Fashion

Henri Bendel's New Jewelry Line Looks Way More Expensive Than It Really Is

Apr 8 2014 - 7:00am

Henri Bendel [1] created its first in-house accessories line more than five years ago, and just as we were hooked then, we are now: this month, the famed New York-based department store has launched its own take on the fine jewelry market. Henri Bendel Luxe — a new premium line of layerable necklaces, stackable rings, bracelets, pendants, and earrings — makes you wonder, "Is this real?"

Struck by the subtle bling of Swarovski [2] crystals, real gold finishes, and shockingly affordable price tags (not a single piece rings in over $248 with many under $100 — all the more reason to pile them on), we couldn't wait to talk to Creative Director Pina Ferlisi about how such a line came to be. See what she had to say, and then shop our favorites from the debut collection!

POPSUGAR: What inspired the launch of this new collection?

Pina Ferlisi: Luxe is inspired by the look of fine jewelry. When I started thinking about the Bendel girl and how she accessorizes her life, it became very clear to me that Luxe could play an important role in her jewelry wardrobe.
 
PS: What makes the line luxe to you?

PF: Its craftsmanship and wearability. We incorporated the same materials, techniques, and craftsmanship that fine jewelers have used for decades. We hand-selected authentic semiprecious stones and Swarovski crystals and set them in color tones of 12-karat gold, 12-karat rose gold, and rhodium to create a look that is modern and timeless. We see these pieces being worn every day, layered in with her real jewelry or to accent her fashion jewelry. The best part of Luxe is that these pieces are as affordable as they are aspirational.
 
PS: Henri Bendel is such a storied brand. How did you draw from its heritage when creating Luxe?

PF: We always draw from our heritage and strive to design and serve fashionable women as we have for the last 100-plus years, but Luxe is unlike anything we've done since launching our own line of accessories in 2008.
 
PS: What's next for this line?

PF: I see Luxe continuing to grow every season — we may even expand beyond jewelry. We think Luxe can be an important part of our brand.

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Henri Bendel Luxe Petite Hand Me Down Stack Ring in Crystal Silver [3] ($110)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Petite Hand Me Down Stack Ring in Rose Gold [4] ($110)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Petite Hand Me Down Stack Ring in Black/Gold [5] ($110)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Hex Semi Precious Delicate Cuff Bracelet in Coral [6] ($98)

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Henri Bendel [7] Luxe Hex Semi Precious Delicate Cuff in Onyx/Rose Gold ($98), available in Henri Bendel stores nationwide.

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Henri Bendel Luxe Hex Semi Precious Delicate Cuff Bracelet in Green [8] ($98)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Petite Cut Out Cuff [9] ($88)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Petite Spike Cuff [10] ($88)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Petite Hex Cuff [11] ($88)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pear Semi Precious Drop Earrings in Dark Blue [12] ($118)

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Henri Bendel [13] Luxe Round Semi Precious Drop Earring in White Mother of Pearl/Silver ($118), available in Henri Bendel stores nationwide.

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Henri Bendel Luxe Round Semi Precious Drop Earrings in Turquoise [14] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pear Semi Precious Drop Earrings in White/Gold [15] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Round Semi Precious Drop Earrings in Grey Multi [16] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Uptown 3-Row Bracelet in Silver [17] ($128)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Uptown 3-Row Bracelet in Rose Gold [18] ($128)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Uptown 3-Row Bracelet in Gold [19] ($128)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Deco Geometric Pendant Necklace in Black/Rose Gold [20] ($118)

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Henri Bendel [21] Luxe Deco Geometric Pendant Necklace in Crystal/Gold ($118), available in Henri Bendel stores nationwide.

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Henri Bendel [22] Luxe Hex Semi Precious Ring in Tiger's Eye ($118), available in Henri Bendel stores nationwide.

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Henri Bendel [23] Luxe Round Semi Precious Ring in White Mother of Pearl/Silver ($118), available in Henri Bendel stores nationwide.

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Henri Bendel [24] Luxe Round Semi Precious Ring in Lapis/Rose Gold ($118), available in Henri Bendel stores nationwide.

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Henri Bendel [25] Luxe Hex Semi Precious Ring in Onyx/Rose Gold ($118), available in Henri Bendel stores nationwide.

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Henri Bendel Luxe Muse Ball Hoop Earrings in Crystal/Silver [26] ($88)

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Henri Bendel [27] Luxe Muse Ball Hoop Earrings in Black/Rose Gold ($88), available in Henri Bendel stores nationwide.

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Henri Bendel Luxe Muse Ball Hoop Earrings in Rose Gold [28] ($88)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Semi Precious Bold Ring [29] ($98)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Nail Midi Ring Set [30] ($58), sold separately.

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pave Deco Bar Harness Ring in Crystal/Silver [31] ($78)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pave Deco Bar Harness Ring in Black/Rose Gold [32] ($78)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pave Deco Bar Harness Ring in Crystal/Gold [33] ($78)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Hex Semi Precious Stud Earrings in White/Silver [34] ($98)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Hex Semi Precious Stud Earrings in Coral [35] ($98)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Hex Semi Precious Stud Earrings in Brown Multi [36] ($98)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Hex Semi Precious Stud Earrings in Green [37] ($98)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Hex Semi Precious Stud Earrings in Dark Blue [38] ($98)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Hex Semi Precious Stud Earrings in Black/Rose Gold [39] ($98)

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Henri Bendel Muse Ball Bracelets in Silver, Rose Gold, and Gold [40] ($88 each)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Petite Nail Cuff bracelets in Gold, Silver, and Rose Gold [41] ($88 each)

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Henri Bendel Luxe 48" Beaded Strand Necklace in Light Blue [42] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe 48" Beaded Strand Necklace in White/Gold [43] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe 48" Beaded Strand Necklace in Black/Rose Gold [44] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe 48" Beaded Strand Necklace in Red [45] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe 48" Beaded Strand Necklace in Light Pink [46] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe 48" Beaded Strand Necklace in Brown Multi [47] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe 48" Beaded Strand Necklace in Dark Blue [48] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pave Deco Bar Double Ring in Black/Rose Gold [49] ($88)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pave Deco Bar Double Ring in Crystal/Gold [50] ($88)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Semi Precious Bold Cuff Bracelet [51] ($128)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Semi Precious Bar Pendant Necklace in Black/Rose Gold [52] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Semi Precious Bar Pendant Necklace in Dark Blue [53] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Baguette Stone Midi Ring Set [54] ($58)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Spike Midi Ring Set [55] ($58)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Uptown Y Necklace in Silver [56] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Uptown Y Necklace in Rose Gold [57] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Uptown Y Necklace in Gold [58] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Muse Ball Stud Earrings in Crystal/Silver [59] ($98)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Muse Ball Stud Earrings in Black/Rose Gold [60] ($98)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pave Deco Bar Stud Earrings in Crystal/Silver [61] ($58)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pave Deco Bar Stud Earrings in Black/Rose Gold [62] ($58)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pave Deco Bar Stud Earrings in Crystal/Gold [63] ($58)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Muse Ball Pendant Necklace in Crystal/Silver [64] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Muse Ball Pendant Necklace in Black/Rose Gold [65] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Muse Ball Pendant Necklace in Crystal/Gold [66] ($118)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Nail Midi Ring Set [67] ($58), sold separately.

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Henri Bendel Pave Deco Bar Macrame Bracelet in Silver [68] ($48)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pave Deco Bar Harness Cuff in Silver [69] ($138)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pave Deco Bar Harness Cuff in Black/Rose Gold [70] ($138)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pave Deco Bar Harness Cuff in Crystal/Gold [71] ($138)

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Henri Bendel [72] Luxe Pave Huggy Hoop Earrings in Crystal/Silver ($48), available in Henri Bendel stores nationwide.

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pave Huggy Hoop Earrings in Rose Gold [73] ($48)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Pave Huggy Hoop Earrings in Crystal/Gold [74] ($48)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Loop Me In Large Hoop Earring in Crystal Silver [75] ($98)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Loop Me In Large Hoop Earring in Rose Gold [76] ($98)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Loop Me In Large Hoop Earring in Light Brown [77] ($98)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Simple Stack Set [78] ($198)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Uptown 48" Necklace in Crystal/Silver [79] ($168)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Uptown 48" Necklace in Rose Gold [80] ($168)

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Henri Bendel Luxe Uptown 48" Necklace in Crystal/Gold [81] ($168)


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