Henri Bendel closes its doors on luxury clothing

Rumors of a big Friday meeting swirled around Henri Bendel, the midtown luxury department store, all week. It was recently announced that a new Gossip Girl tour, a la the famous Sex and the City tour, was created to take tourists around the city's elite hot spots featured on the show, so naturally people thought the meeting would be about this. Bendel's, which has been featured several times on the show, seems to be the only place Serena and Blair shop. My inside source at Bendel's was suspicious: "We wouldn't be having a big meeting to talk about the tour," she told me.

Bendels Takes It Off

Today it was announced the unthinkable. The 114-year-old Henri Bendel is going to stop selling clothes, and focus on its accessories and cosmetics.