Designer & Hendi Bendel Legacy Hayden Lasher’s Desktop Essentials

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Hayden Lasher was destined for a career in fashion. She is the great grand niece of Henri Bendel, a man whose name has withstood the test of time thanks to his ultra-luxurious department store in Manhattan.  Like her great grand uncle, Lasher has a penchant for style. Her handbag collection for Belgian Shoes reflects the New York designer’s vision of timeless, classic design and construction. The design of the chic top handle bags focuses not only on furthering the form of the eponymous Belgian slipper, but on the function of the handbag itself. Each bag, manufactured with the highest quality Italian leathers and adorned with Belgian’s signature bow, is equipped with a cell phone pocket, a credit card holder, an interior zipper pocket and key ring and chain. Simple and existing with deference to a busy woman’s own style sense, the bags are a complement to her wardrobe and lifestyle. Hayden’s professional experience at Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta prepared her for the launch of her own line and with a wink and a nod from her Uncle Henri, she hopes to create a fashion legacy of her own. Here is a peek at where this fashion legacy comes up with the ideas for her high-end handbags—and what important items you’ll find on her desk.


  • Monogrammed Smythson Journal for my incessant lists
  • Personalized stationery for thank you notes
  • White flower candle from the Ritz in Paris…my favorite scent of all time!
  • An illustration of me hailing a cab in New York by my friend, Inslee 
  • A Birdie’s Busch lamp by Ingo Maurer
  • Copic markers
  • Leather swatches
  • A sketchbook 
  • Fresh flowers
  • Our newest Spring Belgian Bags
  • Belgian Shoes always sit under my desk so I can kick off my heels as soon as possible
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