Last week, Barneys started the sale of the season with an extra 20% off promotion that brought the final markdown to about 80% off retail. The sub-arctic weather kept most of our shopping concentrated online but we knew we needed to see the real thing as soon as the atmosphere cooperated.
Like all sale-ling, we started off with handbags, on the main floor. The discount is 60% and, unfortunately, the additional markdown does not apply. Don’t worry, there aren’t many desirable bags remaining anyway. Actually, the online selection is better.
At the store, we found few ivory Saint Laurent Horizon bags reduced to $1489, an Alaia bucket bag is marked to $1670 from $3345 and, yes, that croc Balenciaga City bag is still waiting for a new home. Pictures are in the jump.
The sale shoe selection is running pretty low. There is still a small selection of Chanel and Loubouitin shoes that aren’t posted on the internet. We can’t say any of the styles are great. We have pictures here. We saw plenty of these Manolo heels that are reduced to $260 from near $800. Tabitha Simmons flats are $200 fro $625 and Gianvito Rossi suede boots are about $415 from $1300.
The most interesting sale selection is the clothing. It’s well worth your time to browse and stroll. Specifically, there is a great selection of pants and skirts, which are famously the most difficult fashion items. Saint Laurent cropped pants are $290 from $1190, a drapy version from Osman are $190 from almost $600 and short Balenciaga pants are $200 from $826. A red pleather Jioh skirt is $147 from $560 and a Proenza silver skirt is $320 from $1350.
Among the more impressive fashion items, we found a metallic red and black Balmain dress that’s $900 from $3765. You are sure to stand out in this Dries plush velvet puffer coat that’s now $700 from $2850. A gorgeous red-orange double-faced cashmere duster from Armani is $2000 from $8500.
You can see more pictures from inside our shopping trip over here. We suggest you head over to the store soon if there is something you’re hoping to purchase. Barneys is usually the first store to remove their past season merchandise and the seconds are slipping away.