Henri Bendel is an American women's specialty shop based in New York City that sells handbags, luxury fashion accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances, and gifts. Its flagship New York store, founded in 1895 now placed at 712 Fifth Avenue. Henri Bendel owned by Limited Brands based in Columbus, who purchased the company in 1985. The personality most associated with Henri Bendel is Geraldine Stutz, who was its president for 29 years until 1986 when the store sold to Limited. She started the famous "Street of Shops," the boutiques-within-a-specialty-store theory which gained great popularity at the store's previous located on 57th Street in New York City.