We were expecting to find mostly men’s merchandise at this season’s Barneys Warehouse Sale, which moved to a different location (not far from its traditional spot). Fashionable Femme Jen who happened to be in the neighborhood yesterday popped in. She tells us she was pretty much over the sale the first go-around…
“I stopped by the Barney’s Warehouse sale on my way home tonight and it was everything I expected.
For women, there are a couple tables of jeans sorted by size, a wall of shoes, a couple racks of sweaters and an abundance of Barney’s bags and returned/damaged merchandise. While the women’s offerings are not as robust as previous years, there is still enough racks to scoff at and rifle through. Highlights include an ICB sweater coat for $129, a Barney’s mini purse in black or bold green for $29, a Vince sheer 3/4 length top for $69, and a Mulger size 36 black knit dress with a teal pattern for $49 (orange tag item).
Orange tag items are especially cheap this time around (most of it seems to be leftover from the last few sales). Blue star ticketed items are an additional 75% off the lowest ticket price–an amazing value, according to the sign. The only designer handbags I see are a burgundy Marc Jacobs Magazine tote, a Gryson cross-body purse in black or tan (one of each) for $329 and a gaudy gold Lanvin baguette bag with a return sticker. A table of belts and a small section each of home goods and women’s accessories are in the back of the women’s section. All in all, I’d say that this is a more manageable subset of past offerings.
There was a large men’s selection, but I didn’t venture over… I was ‘over’ the Barney’s sale after my first lap around!”
-Fashionable Femme Jen
Where/When: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street, NY, NY; Aug 22-Sept 2; Thurs-Fri (8am-9pm), Sat – Sun (10am-8pm), Mon Sept 2n (10am-7pm).