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We just can't stay away from the Barney's Warehouse Sale, so this morning we decided to beat the crowds and stop in at 10 am. What if that sparkly Phillip Lim dress is still left where we hid it behind three Barneys shifts a few days ago? Alas, the dress was gone and the visit was disappointing. Good for our wallets, sad for us.
While a few days ago the blue stamps that signify an additional 60% off on shoes was hard to find, today there were none in sight. There were a lot of damaged or beat-up looking shoes and lots of repeat styles. We did see a few Loeffler Randall heels, and a lot of pointy Alexander Wang Abbey heels in multiple sizes buried amongst Barney's Co-op brand shoes.
Women's RTW dresses have been depleted even further, and while there are some diamonds in the rough, it appears that the racks are filled with a lot of t-shirt dresses from Clu and others. While these have been significantly marked down, shoppers don't usually brave the warehouse sale hoping to pick up a ruffled cotton dress. Tops and pants are also picked over, but you can snag a good deal on basics. The luxury brand racks were still overwhelmingly packed, although brands were generally mixed up, i.e. the Balmain section only had 2 pairs of motorcycle jeans and everything else was Costume National. It might be worth waiting until the weekend when the final markdowns will be made and they are looking to clear out their merchandise.
As for menswear, we hear it's in better shape, but we'll have the full report tomorrow morning.—Rachel Traub
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