While I didn’t make it downstairs to the men’s section of the Barneys Warehouse Sale… one of our readers did.  Avid shopper, Larry The Label (you may recall his dispatch from the Ferragamo sale debacle back in November) checked out the offerings for the gents yesterday…  Larry had mixed feelings about the sale:

There wasn’t a line which I didn’t expect because there wasn’t one for me last year. Once I was in, I was surprised to see that it wasn’t that crowded. I started with the sweaters. I saw a lot of Piattelli and Barneys New York sweater going for 50-percent off the original price, which is nothing! I saw some sweaters here and there also 50-percent off from designers like Zegna, Armani, and Mugler. There was a Georgio Armani peacoat styled wool sweater originally $2995, now on sale for over $1100 (still pretty steep).  A torn Alexander Mcqueen blue cardigan was priced at $599.  There were dress shirts from Zegna, Barneys, and Etro for only $100 off the original price. I spotted a Fendi size 38 belt for $119, which I thought was actually pretty good, but too big for me.  Lots of different jackets, but (again) only 50-percent off the original price. As for shoes/boots, there were Barneys, Barneys CO-OP, Gucci, Prada, Dior, and Ann Demeulemeester to name a few that again were only half off… Not that much of a discount.

All in all, the selection, in my opinion, wasn’t THAT bad just not as good as last year.  However, the prices were horrible!! I could get better deals at the department stores or the outlets. I would suggest waiting until the last day when the discounts should be better.
-Larry The Label

Where/When:  255 West 17th St (b/w 7 & 8th Ave).  Thru Feb 26. Sat-Sun (10-8p); Mon (9-9p); Tues-Thurs (10-9p); Fri Feb 24 (9-9p); Feb 25-26 (9-8p).