A Shoeless Barneys Warehouse Sale?
The iconically portrayed Barneys Warehouse Sale of the 2000’s is long gone – (and that might be a good thing,) — you won’t find block-long lines or adult women fighting over footwear. The sale is no longer at an actual warehouse, but is now being held on the first floor of their downtown Brooklyn location. It is calm, quiet, and organized categorically by size. Despite the fact that the size of the sale is at best, a third the size of previous years, there are some great finds as far as premiere designer labels, i.e: Givenchy lace pants; sleek Alaia knitwear; and Comme Des Garcons kimono-style jackets — all at a fraction of the original price.
However, the most noteworthy changes are the decimation or elimination of entire categories from the sale altogether. The menswear selection is no longer an entire floor but now a sparse three racks. Skip it. Furthermore, the following categories have been completely eliminated from Barneys Warehouse “brick and mortar” sale: footwear, accessories, handbags, home goods, and childrenswear. I repeat – there are no shoes.
Well, that may be a hard pill to swallow – but if you are in search of new investment piece to add to your wardrobe – I would recommend going. I say investment because most of the garments are premiere designer labels and even at up to 75% off retail most of these pieces will still cost at least $300. The exception is Barneys private label which is at an already lower price-point. Top finds include a pink and silver metallic Prada brocade top priced a $280, (originally $1,120) and a burgundy, fringed Azzedine Alaia skirt priced at $600, (originally $2,140). As for Barneys private label – this ultra feminine ditsy floral print bustier style top is down to $75, (originally $300).
As of opening day, all items were marked down 50% off the lowest marked price. The sale runs through June 16th and the discounts are expected to escalate up to 75% off as the sale continues. Oh – and just for nostalgia – they are keeping the sale free of “fitting rooms” so if you want to try on anything – be bold.
WHEN: 6/6 – 6/16; M-Sat (10-8), Sun (10-7), Hours subject to change.
WHERE: 194 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Posted by Eliza Fletcher at 02:35 PM
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