Every year, twice a year, Henri Bendel holds an "open-see" basically a big old open casting call, fashion and beauty style. If you're looking for your big break (Anna Sui and Todd Oldham got theirs here), the next one is happening this Friday, October 23rd. Just be prepared to wait in a long-ass line. The buyers will be seeing prospective designers starting at 9 am on a first come, first serve basis, and you must be in line by noon to have a shot. They are currently looking for merchandise for Spring 2010 in all the categories offered up at the story--from cosmetics and fragrance to bags, belts, hair accessories, and jewelry. Even gift-y items are fair game but leave your men's and women's apparel and shoe designs at home. For more info go here or call 212-904-7992. Good luck and send us reports from the front lines!