“I posted a new brand name we had received at 5 p.m. one day, and by opening time the next day, five groups of ladies were waiting. TV was a big change and this has been our second big change,” said Dianne Hammack, who has seen the business gravitate more toward women’s clothing since it opened in 1974. “I could send out a status update at 10 and have customers from out of town here at 11.”
Henry’s is Mississippi’s largest supplier of the Sharon Young clothing line, and has been for 25 years. Additionally, the store carries A la Carte by Sharon Young, Multiples, City Girl, Tru Luxe jeans, Lisette pants, Pure, Neon Budda, Nic + Zoe, Nomadic Traders, Damee and Pleats, among other brands. Henry’s also carries Asian Eye scarves and other accessories.
Jewelry lines include J. Lauren, John Medeiros and Obsidian.
The latest venture is the store’s new fragrance, Lana D, which launched Sept. 19. Hammack, along with customers and employees, selected their favorite fragrance from an Illinois-based company and designed the packaging and bottle. Lana D, which is named after Hammack, is available exclusively at Henry’s. The store will add two lines of bath fragrances by Valentine’s Day.
Ray Van Dusen, Monroe Journal
• Owner: Dianne Hammack
• Est: 1975
• Address: 107 E. Commerce St., Aberdeen
• Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Phone: (662) 369-4771
• Website: www.henrysofaberdeen.com
• Facebook: Henry’s of Aberdeen