For whatever reason (a surge in “sample sale” sites; the fact that overstock from other Barneys sales has yet to reach NYC) the racks already appeared depleted on Day 1 of the Barneys Warehouse Sale. As is always the case, expect tons of Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, and Hickey Freeman in suiting, along with a sprinkling of a Hickey, Zegna, Loro Piana, Isaia, Piattelli, and Etro. The small designer section (toward the western-most wall where the overcoats typically reside) is a sad sight. As usual, expect tons of dress and sport shirts, and Steven Alan reverse-seams in particular. As you can see in the slide-show, we found some handsome yet pricey overcoats, while the sportier outerwear is nearly as pitiful as the designer stock. The shoes, meanwhile, are dominated by Barneys house-brand lace-ups and Co-Op rejects, though we did spot some winners, mostly from Mark McNairy‘s collection for G.H. Bass, and (to a less degree) Florsheim by Duckie Brown. In the jeans department — hardly the sale’s specialty — we’re talkin’ Levi’s Capital E’s, Nudie‘s, John Varvatos Star USA, and Rag & Bone‘s.
Barneys Warehouse Sale – 255 W 17th St btwn 7th & 8th – 212-450-8400 – Map