More on the Barneys Warehouse Sale… this report is from one of our contributors, Laura Baumgartner, who surveyed women’s contemporary garments. Laura found the selection uninspiring. Here’s her report:
Barneys contemporary section looked like it had experienced a hurricane of it’s own. The selection was depleted, full of damaged goods and generally destroyed. Heading over to the sale Thursday night I got in quickly (and didn’t have to check my bag!) but from there on it was downhill. Most of the madness was in the shoe section (not a surprise). I couldn’t help it… but I had to check out the offerings in my size (7.5). Saw a few pairs that I’d even consider walking out with, including a cute pair of Loeffler Randall sandals for $329 and basic Barnyes Co-op flats for $129.
Over to contemporary… there were a number of Carven cropped moto-jackets in black and white in almost every size. There was a decent pant selection was rag & bone army green khakis in a number of sizes for $149 and some satin Alexander Wang pants for $159. The pant selection was pretty extensive with some styles from Theory and rag & bone that would be work-appropriate. Size 4 had the most aggressive browsing.
The selection of tops was disappointing. A few of the pieces I spotted were a grey Helmut Lang wrap cardigan for $109 (I only saw one) and a Richard Chai button up for $89. There was a number of Isabel Marant striped polos for $249 as well as the same polo as a lace up bustier dress in a number of sizes. There were some co-op tees and tank tops but not that many and a lot looked to be frayed. A lot of the items I saw were damaged. I did see a nice selection of coats with quality co-op wool coats in a number of sizes for $149. I saw one Marc by Marc Jacobs pea coat for $249.
In addition, a number of shorts from Loomstar and Vince from $59 to $69 were up for grabs. There were dressier fall shorts as well but I only saw a few pairs appropriate for colder seasons. At this point, I took an elbow to the back and decided it was time to move on!
Where/When: NY Warehouse Sale, 255 West 17th St (b/w 7 & 8th Ave) 212-450-8400. Aug 25 to Sept 5th;
Thurs Aug 25 & Fri Aug 26 (8-9p), Sat Aug 27 to Sun Aug 28 (10-8p), Mon Aug 29 to Wed Aug 31 (10-9p), Thur Sept 1 to Fri Sept 2 (9-9p), Sat Sept 3 to Sun Sept 4 (9-8p), Mon Sept 5 (9-7p).