About Day 1 of Barneys Warehouse Sale, we’ll have a more thorough accounting for you tomorrow morning, but consider these first impressions…
“The BNY sale was a big regurgitation of sales past,” writes star contributor and Eating Everywhere editor-in-chief Sam Jacobs. “What used to be the crème de la crème of NYC seasonal sales has turned into a predictable mess. Day 1 was crowded as expected, but late in the afternoon, when I arrived was at least east to get into – no lines….
When I go to sample sales I usually like to have certain items in mind – this time it was a navy suit and trim fit dress shirts. Their suit selection is always good with a wide array of labels. I tried on a Hickey suit in my size – too snug, a Burberry suit – too big, and a Michael Kors suit – WAY too big. No just right for me, so I moved on. I don’t even bother with the sportswear area or the shoes. You need a lot of patience, and frankly what I saw on the surface was not pretty – no wonder it was rejected from the actual Barney’s sales floor. I decided to look for my second set of items – slim dress shirts. Most of the shirts are Barney’s private label which are notoriously boxy. I managed to find a couple in my size, though that are slim cut, and fit quite well. So I bought two (don’t tell Carl). My advice to the choosiest of beggars is unless you have something very specific in mind, and don’t mind sifting through a mine field of garbage and tourists, wait until the end of next week when the prices are slashed.”
Also find some good observations from PT here.
Barneys Warehouse Sale – 255 W 17th St btwn 7th & 8th – 212-450-8400 – Map