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This week, Jon Caramanica considers the changes at Barneys since new CEO Mark Lee took over last year. He likes the third and fourth floors, and he picks up an Armani sport coat on six, but he's less enthusiastic about the revamped Co-op space: "The old Co-Op was the Grand Central Terminal of aspirational retail, a scrum of high and low, luxe and ham-handed hip. It was as close as Barneys got to a glam shopping experience, and it could be blinding. But there’s little remarkable about the new Co-Op space, wide and long and inconsistently lighted." [NYT]

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