Barneys shoppers can officially begin to presale for the first markdown. The discount is generally 40% across the board– clothing, shoes, and bags for men, women, and children. The presale started today and purchases can be picked up or shipped on May 20.
Presales used to be treated as a big secret but, these days, stores promote their presales and use it to create a buzz among shoppers. All purchases are held by credit card until the sale officially begins on May 20.
This season, Barneys is offering select items that you can “buy now” on sale. For instance, there is an assortment of Christian Louboutin and Manolo shoes, along with, Thom Brown and Proenza bags that you can buy now for 40% off. We have lots of pictures in the jump and have indicated any items that are “buy now” sale items.
Barneys also started a loyalist program where you can save 15% off all non-sale items at store (except Goyard). The offer is also valid online and runs through Sunday. You can click here to sign up and receive your discount code.
This season, there are lots of Gucci shoes included in the presale. Some standouts include the NY, LA, SF slides that are under $590 from $950 and embellished moiré heels are about $600 from $980. We have pictures in the jump. Another big attraction is the “Old Celine” assortment that’s all reduced 40% and Manolo Hangisis with daisies and Love scribbles in both flats and heels. The presale selection also includes lot of Givenchy, Aquazzura, Saint Laurent and Prada. Click for pics.
Among the bags, there aren’t many sale surprises. All bag styles are discounted 40% except Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Chloe and Mark Cross are 30% off. One of our favorite styles is YSL Large Monogram Loulou that’s $1800 from $2600 and the Givenchy GV3. We also like the collection of bags from Fontana Milano but they are Click over this way to see pictures.
We suggest you grab what you can during presale or have your trigger finger ready for online shopping when the sale goes live on May 20. There will be another wave of markdown merchandise in mid-June but that’s when Barneys loses its competitive edge.
Handbags: Steven Sreizis@barneys.com Barneys Shoes: Lauren 917-566-4511