Henri Bendel Scouts for Designer Goods, Good Designers

Are you a handbag designer in search of your big break? Looking for a way to get your line of sparkly headbands to an audience beyond that of Etsy.com? Is your haute hat line ready for its close-up? Then Henri Bendel wants to meet you. The Limited Brands-owned specialty store has added an online twist to its legendary “Open See” designer casting call (the likes of Anna Sui and Todd Oldham first got their designs into the store this way). Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Submit a sketch of a handbag, hair accessory, scarf, hat, small leather good, or piece of jewelry, and Bendel’s buyers will have a look. A word to Project Runway fans: don’t bother submitting apparel concepts. The store stopped carrying clothing and shoes a couple years ago. The Online Open See is open through July 21.