Barneys Sale Update: Kate Moss Plague Slowly Lifting?We stopped by the Barneys Warehouse Sale this weekend, and while there were certainly a few tumbleweeds rolling about the Kate Moss for Topshop aisle, we did notice an interesting new development: Customers were touching the merchandise. Could a purchase be far off?
Sales: More Markdowns at Barneys, Big Basso ReductionsFurther reductions at Barneys Warehouse start today:This weekend marks the second-to-last weekend of our beloved Warehouse bonanza, and it’s time for more bargains. Lingerie and cosmetics are an extra 50% off, women’s collections are an extra 25% to 40% off, and accessories are an extra 25%. And for the men in our lives, grab a suit for 30% off or a sportcoat for an extra 40% off. The Kiki de Montparnasse bra and brief, at left, is marked down from $275 and $195. Do the math, they’re hot. 255 W. 17th St., nr. Seventh Ave. (212-450-8400); 2/14 and 2/15 (8–9); 2/16–3/2 (Mon.–Fri. 10–9; Sat. and Sun. 10–7).
Barneys Opening Store in Meatpacking DistrictCupid must have aimed his arrow directly at Barneys’ publicity-loving rear — and we’re shamelessly hot for it, which is why, hot on the heels of our warehouse-sale live blog, we’re writing about the damn place again. Racked reports the chain is opening a store in the scary retail megaplex that is the meatpacking district.
Scenes From a Sale: Inside Barneys’ WarehouseThis morning, we braved the ungodly cold (and ungodly hour) to be one of the first responders as the doors opened at the mythic Barneys Warehouse Sale. Now we bring you photographer Melissa Hom’s stirring images from the battlefield.
Live From the Barneys Warehouse Sale7:32 a.m.: Still 28 long and excruciating minutes until they throw open those doors and the shopping hyenas go wild. But we’ve got Cut operatives staked out on the premises, reporting from the madness as it happens. Early intel: “I got here just after 7 a.m., and there were around 35 people; in the past twenty minutes, maybe another twenty have shown up. Everyone’s bitching about how cold it is; lots of people are wearing Uggs.” Uggs? Uggs? Today is not for the faint of heart.
The Barneys Warehouse Sale Starts Tomorrow Morning, and We Want You to Survive ItIt’s time for that holiday for lovers who don’t retch at the sight of all things pink, a.k.a. Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, Hallmark’s big day leaves many singletons feeling less than lustrous. But! We assure you that sticking a fork in your throat is not only tired, it’s the wrong choice. That’s because Barneys Warehouse Sale is starting! Since they offer Christian Louboutins for $240 (regularly pushing $700) and Diane Von Furstenberg dresses for $129 (regularly $365), shoppers can get pretty aggressive, thus making it the perfect place for you to diffuse some V-Day angst.
Sales and Events: Nancy Gonzalez Trunk Show, Showroom Seven SaleEVENTS:
Nancy Gonzalez makes a personal appearance at her trunk show: Chat up the designer in hopes of scoring a discount. Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave., at 57th St., fourth fl. (212-753-7300); call for hours.
Agent Provocateur’s Love Me Tender event: Lingerie models show off the sexiest outfits for the bedroom. And shoppers get a special gift after spending $200 or more. Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St. (212-705-2000); 6–8.
Through 2/15: Tee Party striped cotton dresses, Issa London butterfly-print halter dresses, and Orla Kiely laminate shoulder bags are normally $108 to $700 at Barneys and Saks, but at the Showroom Seven sale, they’re $41 to $308. 498 Seventh Ave., nr. 36th St., 24th fl. (212-643-4810); A.E., M.C., V.; (9–7).
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What Barneys Is Buying IIThroughout the week, buyers from Barneys, Intermix, and Kirna Zabête told us which runway looks they planned to stock for spring. Julie Gilhart, senior vice-president and fashion director of Barneys New York, files her final picks.
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What Barneys Is BuyingThroughout the week, the buyers from Barneys, Intermix, and other stores will tell us which runway looks they plan on stocking. Today, Julie Gilhart, senior vice-president and fashion director of Barneys New York, files her weekend picks.
Iman Sees Future in PlasticsBarneys hosted the Balenciaga Paris book party on Friday night with stars (Courtney Cox, the Olsen twins), designers (Anait Bian, Nicolas Ghesquière), and three different kinds of caviar. New York’s Jada Yuan chatted with Iman.