Open Call: Henri Bendel Open See on March 22

Henri Bendel Open See Emerging-Designer-USA-Flag2Mark your calendar! Henri Bendel's Open See is scheduled for Friday, March 22 at their flagship New York store. This semi-annual legendary casting call is open to emerging and established designers and will give you the opportunity to meet with the buying team in a one-on-one presentation that typically lasts anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes.

How it works

Those participating in the open call should be in line by 12 pm. Historically, those that have arrived between 5 and 6am have been seen first.

To prepare, designers should have their products easily accessible and merchandised, have selling materials like look books and linesheets and be ready to deliver a compelling, succinct pitch because time and space is limited.

What the buyers want 

The buying team will be reviewing spring collections and are interested in the following product categories:

  • Accessories (including but not limited to jewelry, handbags & small leather goods, belts, cold weather accessories, hats, & hair accessories)
  • Cosmetics
  • Skincare
  • Fragrance
  • Gifts

Note: Henri Bendel will not review men's or women's clothing or shoes.


Learn more about Henri Bendel's Open See and read their FAQ section to make sure you are prepared for the open call.

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