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Brookstone will return to malls in $165M deal

Brookstone is coming back to the mall — on department store shelves, that is.

After closing all of its own stores over the summer except for 34 airport locations, the upscale gadget brand has inked a deal to supply department stores by next spring, The Post has learned.

Brand licensing firm BlueStar Alliance, which bought Brookstone out of bankruptcy in October for $72 million, just signed a $165 million deal with HoMedics to manufacture Brookstone headphones and back and foot massagers, among other devices.

HoMedics, which also makes air purifiers, will supply department stores with the premium Brookstone brand by next spring.

“You’ll see Brookstone take up a lot of shelf space in department stores,” Ralph Gindi, chief operating officer of BlueStar, told The Post, adding that some stores will have dedicated Brookstone shops.

To start, Macy’s and Bed Bath & Beyond will beef up their Brookstone offerings, Gindi said. Plus, Bloomingdales will sell Brookstone products for the first time.

BlueStar is also developing a Brookstone app that will be compatible with all of its devices and will soon launch a home-alarm system, according to Gindi.

The 53-year-old Brookstone went bankrupt in August — for the second time — blaming anemic mall traffic.

A Chinese consortium bought it out of bankruptcy for $136 million in 2014, when it operated as many as 240 stores. BlueStar expects to open 30 more stores in airports over the next few years.

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