Yesterday, Barneys began it’s final reductions for the summer before its Warehouse Sale which is due to take place next month…  Sale prices for selected items have now been slashed down to 75 percent off retail.  Yesterday, I checked out the store on Madison Avenue to find out what was left since not everything is online.  I concentrated on shoes and handbags because a girl can’t get enough of both…at least this girl!

I scoured the contemporary and designer shoe departments and found plenty of summer sandals (strappy heels and flats).  The sales folks confirmed that they began another round of markdowns Thursday.  From what I could tell, a majority of the shoes are about 60-percent off right now.  I couldn’t find any at the 75-percent reduction.

The discount (60-percent off) is pretty much the same for handbags… I spotted a number of Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Jil Sander, Nina Ricci, Henry Cuir, and a few Thakoon (which actually was discounted down to 75-percent off).

If you do stop in, make sure to check with the sales associates about the final price because some of the labels have not been updated.

Where/When:  Barneys, 660 Madison Ave (at 60th Street).  212-826-8900; 116 Wooster St. (b/w Prince & Spring) 212-965-9964; 2151 Broadway (b/w 75th & 76th St). 646-335-0978.   Online.