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Last week, Barneys basically recreated its warehouse sale at Loehmann's, dropping off a dumptruck's worth of discounts to locations in Chelsea and on the Upper West Side. While the womenswear section is bursting with potential, though, a commenter reports that the menswear situation is rather bleak:
For men, it's just sad. It's a few racks of ripped/torn/stained stuff from the warehouse sale. I found a nice Malo cashmere mockneck marked down to $69.99 from probably $800, but it has three tears in the sleeve. Finding a beautiful but torn garment like that is more sad than fun.
Nothing even close to Martin Margiela or any other top designer at the Chelsea store. Mostly Barney's low-quality private labels (incl. Piatelli).
Bottom line for men: don't waste your time.That certainly is sad, but men can take some small comfort in the knowledge that the Barneys haberdashery sale just began. You won't find anything marked down from $800 to $70, but all manner of menswear is 40% to 50% off.