For decades the Barneys Warehouse sale was a shopping tradition. It was the subject of urban legend and lustful truths. In an era of online sales, markdowns and ubiquitous sample sales, nostalgia still draws customers towards the warehouse sale no matter where it travels.
Right now, the famous sale is set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (ironically). Our spies scoped out the site over the holiday weekend and the report was about as cheery as L-Train construction. "The sale was a cramped, tiny space, much more hipster than it ever was," says our roving reporter.
Right now, the sale is an additional 20% off everything and we are told it will even dip lower. Bags are an additional 60% off the already reduced price but the selection is "sad". Among the shoes, our spy spotted Prabal Gurung, Kirkwood, Marni and some random Manolos in a size 40. You can click here to see pictures from inside the sale.
Sale highlights include Public School shearling bombers for men, a small selection of kids stuff, a few lacquer boxes for the home and vests for pups. Not exactly stellar by any account. If you're looking for a better selection, we suggest you go to the online Barneys Warehouse Sale.
Check out this emerald green, fur trimmed Alberta Ferretti coat that's reduced to $2000 (with a Labor Day extra promotion) from $7110, a Proenza Schouler black and white macrame sweater that's reduced to $370 from $1150 and a Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini multicolored abstract-print dress is $280 from $750. Take note, the above prices include an extra 30% off promotion that ends September 7th.
Barneys Warehouse Sale
Through September 14
10am to 8pm daily
280 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn