I don't buy anything at Bendel's but candles. Odd? Maybe, but I find their clothing to be largely overpriced and not worth looking through such a small selection. The house cashmere is beautiful, but I hate dry cleaning or hand washing anything. Guess I am just lazy.
So, I still come through Bendel's to browse through the goods (esp. handbags, accessories & make-up) and usually end up buying one or more of the candles. They make great hostess gifts and keep their scent for a long time (especially if you buy the little silver candle cover). My favorite is Tuberose.