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The Barneys Womenswear Sale Is a Bit Of A Let-Down

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OK, Barneys Warehouse Sale shoppers, we're not going to sugar-coat it: This sale isn't one of their finest. Prices aren't marked as clearly as last fall's, there's hardly any size selection, wading through all the Co-op stuff leaves you with marginal designer goods, and the decent items are...dirty. Or torn. Or just not very exciting. We were able to find some worthwhile things, of course, but our biggest recommendation would be to wait until the prices have been slashed—as they will be soon if Barney's wants to sell anything. The good news is that the check-out line isn't insanely long!

The layout is just like last year with a few additions: Shoes up front, accessories next, and "sportswear," aka Co-op pieces and t-shirts, after that. Towards the back of sportswear you'll find items from Opening Ceremony, Rag & Bone, James Perse, and the like. Behind those four or five racks you'll find the home goods section (more on that later) and to the right are jeans (size 27s wins the quantity award but there are your usual Sevens, James Jeans, etc. from 25-32). Down the middle behind the check-out area are two racks of designer goods. That's right. Two racks. Clothes for toddlers, damaged items, and fitting room space are in the back left corner.

Sweaters, outerwear, and skirts are in short supply, which is odd for a fall leftovers sale, but there was a good selection of trousers, including quite a few options from Jil Sander. Helmut Lang, Carven, Givenchy, Derek Lam, Balenciaga, and Nina Ricci dominated the dresses, but don't expect too many options. Might we remind you: Two racks. For specific pricing information, check out the slideshow above.
· Dealfeed: Barneys Warehouse Sale [Racked NY]

Opening Ceremony

35 Howard Street, New York, NY 10013 (212) 219-2688 Visit Website

Barneys Warehouse Sale

110 West 19th Street, New York , NY 10011 212-450-8400 Visit Website