I took a second look Thursday night at women’s wear at the Barneys Warehouse Sale and I put together the video above.Â Like the men’s section, I was disappointed.Â I had to look hard to find the stand out deals:Â plush cashmere shawls (in taupe and black) by Giorgio Armani tagged at $200, Lanvin black dress $300, Dries Van Noten snakeskin print cashmere sweaters $180 to $225, Marc by Marc Jacobs black cropped jacket $150, Alexander Wang knits starting at $49.Â I did find these bargains but I really had to dig deep.Â None of the shoes or boots really stood out, at least in my size (37).Â That said… a pair of blue suede Balenciaga ultra high heels (tagged at $450) did catch my eye.Â I spotted that those Lanvin platforms ($450) that were on offer in the last sale over the summer sitting on the shelves.Â I was surprised at the lack of selection of boots.
Besides the uninspiring footwear this time around, there was also a slim selection of designer clothing. There was a tiny section for Comme des Garcons near the registers (just trousers on offer), a small selection of Prada (cocktail dresses and p, a handful of Martin Margiela pieces as well as Marni, Gucci, Isabel Toledo, etc. As I reported earlier, there were plenty of Jil Sander pants in black and white. I just didn’t see the abundance of designer stuff that was on offer during the summer sale. I’m hoping that Barneys will put out better stuff as the sale goes on… Quite possibly, sale organizers may be trying to get rid of items that didn’t sell the last time first. I’ll keep checking. And if you happen to spot anything good, let us know.
Where/When: 255 W. 17th Street, b/w 8th & 7th Aves. Thru Sunday February 28th. Weekdays 10-9p, Weekends 10-7p. (212) 450-8400.