The Death Of Barneys Warehouse Sale Would…

— Fri, 8th April 2011 —

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  1. They’re out of their minds if they think they have any impact on what people wear at all. MAYBE 2-3 shirts max, but I’d just buy from somewhere else at a later date for around the same price.

  2. Maybe it’s just me but…. as a bargain hunting traditionalist who grew up with the Barneys Warehouse Sale I would liken its loss to the sale of the NYSE to a foreign-based company. Sure one may be able to find similar items at like prices but where else would you get that “Warehouse” shoppping experience? To me it would like losing an old friend.

  3. Have never been a fan of the “warehouse” shopping experience, so, guess I could care less.

  4. We’ll I just started recently (within 2 years) so I haven’t seen how it was years ago. I always got 1 thing after A LOT of digging so in terms of hours put into it searching through stuff I don’t think its that great.

  5. for people who wear suits regularly, it’s a godsend. You can get a top quality suit for $400, dress shirts for $45, and a tie for $40. I usually end up spending $1000 to $2000 at every sale, and without it, I’d probably have to spend $3000 to $4000 somewhere else.

    This last sale, I also picked up a fantastic Rag & Bone leather jacket for $600 that was selling at Saks at the same time for $1000 (on sale too).

    GordonGartrell

  6. The “sale” became at best a joke and at worst a genuine sham. Haven’t been to that “sale” in a decade. I use “sale” in quotes because I find the whole BWS over-priced and over hyped and something for Tourist. Anyone who really shops in the city and is loyal to their brands can get the same deals much earlier in the season or even pre-season.

  7. I’ve found denim and shoes at the Warehouse sale that have been marked down twice and are STILL more expensive than the first markdown at Nordstrom Rack. I went into a Barney’s COOP and asked when they would be doing an “extra 30, 40, 50% off sale” and she said the company discontinued the practice, and that all merch that doesn’t sell within the first markdown is immediately sent to outlet or warehouse. I found that appalling since their markdown is, at most, 20% in-store. I’m sticking to real sales at Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales and their outlet affiliates.

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