Barneys Warehouse Sale in NYC Starts This Thursday…

As many of you know… the Barneys semi-annual Warehouse Sale in New York starts this Thursday.  The sale began in Los Angeles last week… Racked L-A got a sneak peak at the discounted goods before the sale started. Check out the photos they snapped at the preview on the West Coast.

To help you prepare for the sale, we’ve put together some useful tips to keep in mind:

Get there early…

-If you must go the first day, get there early.  The first people turn up at the crack of dawn, hours before the doors open (8am on the first two days).

Don’t bring a bag…

-If you can manage it, don’t bring a handbag.  Otherwise, you’ll have to wait in line to check your bag and then again to pick it up.  Just come equipped with your wallet and cellphone.

Watch your undies…

-For years, the BWS had no dressing rooms… last summer they finally put up a screen and created a makeshift dressing room in one corner of the main floor.  Even with the screen, you should wear undergarments that’s fit for public viewing (you never know who’s walking around with a camera phone).  Leggings and a tank are a good bet under your winter clothing… less of your private parts are exposed and easy to get in and out of the clothing you’re trying on.

Check back and check often…

-Check out the sale during the first few days to scope and find any gems.  It’s likely that the first few days may not include the overstock from the West Coast sale so check back again over the following week when there are no crowds and tons of room to look and make decisions.  That’s a good time to see what’s really up for grabs.  Check back on the final days when the final  markdowns are made.  That’s when you’ll find real deals.  On the last days of the summer 2009 sale, organizers offered an extra 75 percent off the sale price on women’s designer clothing – designer shoes were down an additional 60 percent off.

Finally…

-An important tip:  Don’t buy something just because it’s on sale.  As appealing as that hot pink satin Christian Louboutin platforms might be, you’re probably not going to wear them.  But if they’re still haunting you on the last days of the sale, chances are they’ll still be there and for even less.

Where/When:  255 W. 17th St. (b/w 7th & 8th Aves).  212-450-8400.  Thurs February 17 to March 6th.  Thurs & Fri (8-9p), Weekends (10-7p), Weekdays (10-9p).


Share Button