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Yesterday, the Barneys Warehouse Sale took another round of markdowns. Women's shoes are now 40 to 60% off, bags are 40% off, designer RTW is 40 to 60% off, and jeans are 50% off. As for the guys, all suits are 25% off, dress shirts and ties are 25% off, and jeans are 50% off. Note that these are all additional markdowns, so they're taken from the already-discounted red-line price.
All this means that we've now entered the sweet spot of the sale, where the robust selection of the beginning overlaps with the price cuts towards the end. When we stopped by yesterday afternoon, the racks were still pretty full, but we're starting to see the same merchandise over and over and the range of sizes has dropped.
Shoes: Not much is left in terms of Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, or Manolo Blahnik, but we did see lots of Barneys-label shoes for good prices. Blue label shoes are 60% off, but look closely—just because the label isn't blue doesn't mean its not marked down. Confusingly, some pink and orange labels have a small stamp that says "blue". Standouts included lots of Pierre Hardy at 60% off (or around $180), including some wacky gold heels. We also found Proenza Schouler multi-strap brown heels for $179 and Rag & Bone pink and cream booties for around $100.
Denim is where you can find the cheapest items. There's still lots of Prps, especially boyfriend-cut jeans, plus plenty of Citizens of Humanity skinny jeans for $50 and Levi's cutoff jean shorts for $35.
RTW: Expect to dig through a lot of Barney's-brand shifts for around $140 and the same Yeojin Bae strapless pleated dress over and over. Good deals included a hot pink cashmere Marc Jacobs sweater for around $100, Steven Alan button-downs for around $40, and a Clu ruffled dress for $54. We still saw lots of Rag & Bone suiting, such as blazers for $130 and army green skinny trousers for $50. Found some damaged goods mixed in, so buyers beware!
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