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Above the Fray: Examining the Loot at Barneys

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After enduring an hour-long wait, our correspondent is now embedded inside the Barneys Warehouse Sale. Stay tuned for prices, highlights, and on-scene color as the updates keep coming.

8:02am: Shoes first! Loubs for $295, Marni rain boots for $180.

8:05am: Just got busted for taking pics. They're strict this year. Manolos for $665, YSL platforms for $895, lots of Prada (one pair $369).

8:06am: One girl just shrieked, "It's my siiiiiiize!!!"

8:10am: Hot pink satin Loubs for $240.53. Lanvin, too—I see one pair for $381.

8:11am: Just heard that they're holding the line outside.

8:16am: OK, clothing time! I see a Balenciaga studded tank for $149.50. Miu Miu, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Armani, Jil Sander, Junya Watanabe, Narcisso, Vionnet, Prada, Proenza Schouler, lots of Barneys label...

8:17am: Lanvin dress $159. Denim starting at $59 for colors, mostly $79 and $89 for regular washes. Rag & Bone dark wash is $89.

8:27am: Designer gowns from Prada, Nina Ricci, Comme ($1349), pretty blue jeweled Alberta Ferretti for $299.50.

8:35am: RTW has Theory, Plenty (cute sequin skirt for $79, Rag & Bone (cream jacket with black trim $155), Trovata, Wayne. Just spotted brown leather Vena Cava leggings for $269.50.

8:40am: RTW dresses: Phillip Lim 3.1 dress, navy and black, for $194.25. 3.1 black flapper dress for $265. They need to switch up the music from the 80s, btw—I've already head Donny Osmond and Johnny Hates Jazz.

8:44am: There's a half-naked girl changing in the corner. And the madness has officially begun...

For a less frantic, more nuanced take on the sale, check out our looks at the women's, housewares, and menswear sections.

Barneys Warehouse Sale

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