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Barney’s New York

  1. charity chic
    Simon Doonan Second-guesses Fashion’s Charity ObsessionThe most fabulous male of Barneys questions the philanthropy fad.
  2. Comme des Garçons Black Is Coming to New York and It Sounds Absolutely GeniusThink of it as shopping at a regular Comme des Garçons, but everything’s half price.
  3. loose threads
    Kanye West and Amber Rose Buy His-and-Hers Hoodies; Carla Bruni Contacts PETAAlso, Diane Von Furstenberg is making High Line towels.
  4. recession store-ies
    Barneys Might Have Avoided Those Bad Financial Problems If They Had Just Hired a Darn CEOThey’ve been CEO-less for over a year. What gives?
  5. that’s not a bunker
    Joe Biden Spotted at BarneysBut what did he buy?
  6. shutterings
    Mrs. John L. Strong’s Closing Marks a ‘Sad Day for Luxury’The stationer to the stars shutters after 80 years.
  7. loose threads
    Agyness Deyn Is the New Face of Uniqlo; Ab Fab DiesAnd Saks has started discounting spring collections.
  8. we talkin’ fashion
    Clear Your Calenders for a Chat With Simon and Stella at BarneysSee Si press Stells on her influences, dining habits, and what have you — and partake in a pre-sale of her fall 2009 collection.
  9. affordable things
    Apparently, Discerning Target Thakoon From Regular Thakoon Is Really HardThe dean of Parsons wasn’t able to do it.
  10. loose threads
    At Last, Barneys Gets Money; Stefano Pilati Collaborates With PumaAlso, the editor of British ‘Vogue’ is tired of being told she doesn’t look like a ‘Vogue’ editor.
  11. spring or bust
    Flower Boys: Spring Blooms Infiltrate MenswearMen’s floral prints challenge the ubiquitous plaid shirt this spring. Are you man enough to flaunt them?
  12. eff the recession
    Department Stores Dropped Christian Lacroix, and Now It’s on the Money HuntThe label’s owners are in talks to sell a stake to make up for losses.
  13. loose threads
    MObama Wears Talbots on Essence Cover; YSL to Launch ‘New Vintage’ CollectionAlso, Z Zegna is moving its runway show from New York to Milan and the ‘Coco Avant Chanel’ movie premiered.
  14. feed for all
    Lauren Bush’s New Clothing Line Gives Back … to ItselfWe didn’t know you could call that charity, but apparently you can.
  15. loose threads
    Layoffs at Barneys; Nicole Richie Does Lady GagaAlso, Lady Gaga is coming to town for the Topshop opening!
  16. broke people
    Barneys’ Spring Orders to Be Held Until Financing Proves Less SketchyThe store owes vendors millions, which is making the people who approve orders pretty uncomfortable.
  17. recession store-ies
    Are Fashion Directors Necessary?Seeing the rate at which they’re being laid off lately, the answer is probably not.
  18. broke people
    Barneys Not for Sale, But Still Kind of a MessIstithmar really screwed itself over on this one.
  19. broke people
    Barneys Spring Orders HaltedThe move is temporary until Barneys tidies up its financial mess.
  20. party lines
    Barneys’ Julie Gilhart Wanted to Flee Fashion Week“By Wednesday, I started looking for flights.”
  21. everything must go
    Barneys Is Only Worth About $350 MillionIf Istithmar sells it, they stand to lose more than $500 million.
  22. everything must go
    Barneys May Be for SaleIstithmar wants to sell the company for $942.4 million.
  23. mobama watch
    Barneys Will Sell Michelle’s Toledo for $1,500Simon Doonan is scrambling to redo the windows.
  24. fashion tragedies
    Retailers, Editors Cut Back on the Couture ShowsMany retailers are skipping the couture shows next month to save money.
  25. retail therapy
    Where to Buy Posh’s Favorite Balenciaga T-Strap SandalsBarneys New York is selling them for 40 percent off. So, hop to it.
  26. holiday hippies
    Barneys’ New Tom Brokaw–Inspired Holiday Windows Include Afro WreathsSee the store’s dizzying, sixties-themed holiday windows. And Tom Brokaw in a flower-power tie.
  27. party lines
    Barneys Loves the Man Skirt, But Bloomingdale’s Isn’t SoldWe asked the fashion-industry honchos if Marc Jacobs’s favorite bottoms would ever trickle down to the folks.
  28. holiday giving
    Diane Von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, and More Create Looks Inspired by the Peace SignWe have a peek at their sketches. View and feel good.
  29. Daryl K’s Ironic ‘Recession Dress’It’s ironic because it costs $620.
  30. party lines
    ‘L’uomo Vogue’ Parties at BarneysLast night the Italian mag hosted fashion’s A-list; we checked in for a mid-week update.
  31. store opening
    Barneys Settles on Meatpacking-District SpaceThe 50,000-square-foot multilevel space might even have High Line access!
  32. model tracker
    Coco Rocha Models Such Beautiful Clothes in the Fall Barneys CatalogueWe have a first look of Rocha in duds by YSL, Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, and more!
  33. party lines
    Jessica Szohr Gets Fierce at the Barneys Warehouse Sale“I’ve been that girl where people are like, ‘Get her out of here,’ ” she tells us.
  34. first responders
    Live From the Barneys Warehouse Sale!We’re in Chelsea, reporting live from the most wonderful melee of them all.
  35. loose threads
    Alleged Sweatshop Busted; Lauren Conrad Doesn’t Really Design Her Clothing LineAlso, Halston expands and Armani’s profits soar (Giorgio celebrated by wearing a Speedo on his yacht).
  36. tastemakers
    Designer Sari Gueron Likes Low-Crotch PantsDesigner Sari Gueron’s easy-to-wear dresses have made her an editor’s favorite for seasons. Find out how she stays cool in this sweltering heat and why exactly she likes baggy crotches.
  37. loose threads
    Thierry Mugler Returns to Womenswear? Louis Vuitton’s New Face?Thierry Mugler might revive womenswear for Paris’s couture week, Laetitia Casta might be the new face of Louis Vuitton, and Carla Bruni dishes on Sarko.
  38. loose threads
    Magazines Vie for ‘Project Runway’ Spot; DVF Makes Walk of FameFive magazines are bidding on the season-six ‘Project Runway’ sponsorship spot, Diane Von Furstenberg will be added to the Fashion Walk of Fame, and Victoria Beckham says TomKat are “normal.”
  39. cult of personality
    Howard Socol’s Job at Barneys Is Very SpecialYesterday we learned Socol will resign from his position as CEO of the retailer. He says he wants a little me time, and it sounds like he’ll miss this special job very much.
  40. run through
    Breaking: Howard Socol Resigns From BarneysThe CEO who led Barneys out of bankruptcy and into profitability stepped down, confirming rumors.
  41. run through
    New Owners Could Prompt Barneys Chief to ResignHoward Socol reportedly plans to resign less than a year after new owners took over the luxury chain. Perhaps the crippled economy or Barneys’ new affinity for cheap merchandise is getting to him.
  42. run through
    Fashion Companies Edge Out Restaurants in Meatpacking DistrictFlorent and Hog Pit are closing; Steve by Steve Madden will move into the Hog Pit; and although Florent’s new tenant is unknown, other fashion retailers are eyeing the hood.
  43. run through
    Why Barneys Is Selling Rogan’s Target Line This WeekendThis weekend you can buy Target clothes at Barneys. But retail experts just don’t understand why Barneys thinks this is a good idea.
  44. cult of personality
    Louboutin Signs Shoes, Shrugs Off Met’s Superhero ThemeYesterday at Barneys, Christian Louboutin parted the red-soled sea of eager women in line to get their shoes signed.
  45. dress code
    Is Anne Slowey Right About the Fate of Dresses?’Elle’ fashion editor Anne Slowey says the dress will be out of style come August. Guy Trebay would like to prove her wrong.
  46. first looks
    Behold: Christian Louboutin and His Magical Shoe PowersOn May 1 Christian Louboutin will stop by Barneys to sign spring shoes, and, in honor of the visit, Barneys will devote their windows to him with a blown-up portrait — here’s a preview.
  47. cult of personality
    Donatella ‘Startles’ Herself in the MirrorDonatella Versace was awfully press-shy at last night’s party at Barneys to celebrate the store’s launch of Versace menswear. But we slipped in between camera flashes to ask her about her new, face-masking fringe.
  48. party lines
    Blair Waldorf’s Wardrobe Does Not Go Home With HerEveryone knows that actors don’t get to keep the clothes they wear on the set. But when it comes to super-fancy high-fashion shows like Gossip Girl, even thinking about taking racks home is impossible. Unless you’re Blair Waldorf, of course.
  49. party lines
    Donatella Unveils New Do, Shuns Tinsley at Barneys PartyIn front of the Barneys windows on Madison Avenue last night waiting for Donatella Versace to appear behind the glass, we caught this text message conversation over the shoulder of a teenage girl with a pink iPhone.
  50. cult of personality
    Donatella Versace Has Landed, and You Can See Her TonightDonatella Versace is in town, and she undoubtedly brings trunkloads of fabulousness with her. The designer made her first appearance ever on the Today show this morning, which was brief and admittedly a bit awkward since, well, Versace is just way more fabulous than the suits on that show.
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