1. Mendel is a luxury fashion brand founded by designer Gilles Mendel in 1979. The brand is known for its sophisticated, elegant clothing and accessories, which often feature intricate beadwork, lace, and fur details. J. Mendel’s collections include a range of ready-to-wear pieces, as well as couture and bridal gowns. The brand is popular with celebrities and has been worn on the red carpet by many high-profile figures such as Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman and Jessica Alba. In addition to its fashion offerings, J. Mendel also produces a range of home decor items, including pillows and blankets.