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After braving the frigid line and conquering the shoe section, next up is womenswear at the Barneys Warehouse Sale. We made a beeline to ready-to-wear, but were
RTW is organized by type of clothing, then by size (for instance, "Tops S/4/38"). We were on the hunt for further discounted Alexander Wang, but found only charcoal waffle Henley shirts in long sleeve and sleeveless and a blue sleeveless pocket tee all for $32.83 (from $78). A matching thermal-underwear-looking romper kept popping up on all the racks for $46.23, if you are really dying for some Alexander Wang. Other labels spotted were 3.1 Philip Lim (a navy blazer for $149 from $495, beautiful silk blue green dress for $204.50 from $675), Trovata (grey plaid flannel for $66.23 from $160), Diane Von Furstenberg (teal silk sleeveless tank with ribbon detail for $73 from $185 and leopard print dresses for $140 from $345), Marc by Marc Jacobs (dresses starting at $139), Theory, Kerrigan, Vince, APC and more.
Denim, organized by size, features Rag & Bone, J. Brand, Acne, James Jeans, Earnest Sewn, Prps and Genetic Denim. Styles included dark, light, distressed, black, grey and corduroy. Prices range from $49.50 (for black James Jeans) to $74.50 (for Rag & Bone) to $139 (Prps distressed black jeans marked down from $398).
The designer section is arranged by name and the sizes are random. Labels include Christopher Kane, The Row (very small section, lots of trousers and one long blazer for $499.50 down from $1675), Rodarte (another small section, mainly dresses for $2499 and way up, ouch), Sophie Theallet, Jil Sander, Lanvin, Costume National, Prada, Balenciaga and other usual suspects. The small Thakoon section is worth a look for the clean-cut solid silk dresses in a short sleeve electric blue ($269.50 from $895), sleeveless chartreuse ($224 from $750) and a short sleeve navy ($474 from $1590). In the Stella McCartney section, we spotted a long sleeve t-shirt dress for $149.50 from $526 and some other relatively more affordable items.
Skip the bag section; it's full of pleather hobos. There is a designated but open area to try on clothes at your own risk. Surprisingly, as of this morning, there weren't any ladies disrobing out in the open, but we did catch a gentleman down in the home section frantically tucking in his boxers while zipping up a pair jeans, so that was a change.
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