Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Barney’s Second Markdowns

By: ManhattanMataHari

Barney's has started their second markdown and we couldn't wait to canvas the store to see what great merchandise is still available. Ready-to-wear is all marked down 60%. We were told that there are no further discounts planned but additional markdowns may be taken after an review inventory, during mid-July. (That means you can cound on one more price cut.)

Starting on the first floor we were disappointed by the sparse selection of designer accessories – although if you are a hat person you will have quite a variety from which to choose. There are a few nice Thakoon, Henry Cuir and Marc Jacobs handbags available, but we would suggest heading straight up to the second floor.

Isabel Toledo dresses have been marked down but are still hovering around $1500, and there were even a few Moncler spring jackets on sale from $699 to $899 from around $1700. There were a number of Fendi frocks and separates ranging from $389 to $1059 and a few Yves Saint Laurent dresses and separates. You will also find some nicely discounted Nina Ricci and Rochas. We were really excited to find a Lanvin trenchcoat that was $5330 marked down to $2129.
Raphael: 212-833-2088



Moving on up to the third floor we couldn’t help but notice the selection of exquisitely tailored Giorgio Armani slacks and work appropriate attire. While the slacks ranged from $319 to $509. In our opinion the highlight of this floor is definitely their formal dresswear, with a huge selection of elegant dresses and gowns marked down to get any gal ready for benefit season.
Deborah: 212-833-2098

Next stop was the shoe department and we were impressed by select shoes that were already marked down to 70%. Although Chanel and Christian Louboutin remain at a 40% were were able to find Chanel’s adorable camellia flower rainboots for $209.
Jennifer: 212-833-2141



Moving up to the fifth floor we were surprised to see how well stocked the sales sections were for Proenza Schouler and Dries Van Noten. There are many sizes and styles of separates and it shouldn’t be too difficult to find something to fall in love with. Anne Demeulemeester and some Rick Owens have also been marked down. We even found some nice leather jackets by Costume National and The Row for under $1000.
Babacar: 212-833-2164

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