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- Nicholas Kirkwood Neon pumps, $339
- Red Louboutins, $79
- Proenza Schouler, $395
- Pierre Hardy, $439
- Barney's CoOp, $219
- Louboutin, $1119
- Glitter Converse, $70
- Bob Lacci wellies, $100
- Miu Miu, $79
- Alia, $699
- Haider Ackermann, $319
- Alexander Wang, $259
- YSL, $469
- Isabel Marant, $259
- Givenchy, $319
- YSL, $79
- Carven, $259
- PS1, $2395
- Tano, $99
- Ponyhair sling bag, $259
- BE&D, $379
- Theyskens Theory, $279
The perennial question for fashion-savvy New Yorkers is whether the Barneys Warehouse Sale and its insufferable line are worth it this time around. Well, after a quick browse through our photo gallery of shoes and handbags from this afternoon's press preview, you'll probably be ready to camp out in front overnight. You may recognize some of the Louboutin and YSL styles from past sales, but we don't think they're any less current and covetable this time around.
As usual, footwear is located towards the back of the main sales floor. All shoes are organized by size ,and we were pleasantly surprised that among the Barneys house-label shoes, there were plenty of desirable designer finds across all sizes (though lucky number 7s will be particularly happy). Let's start with the $79 gems. If you get there early enough, a pair of bronze Miu Miu pumps or patent red Louboutins could be yours for the retail price of a pair of Steven Maddens.
On the other end of the spectrum, you could take home a pair of architectural Proenza Schouler metallic sandals for $395, Givenchy fur-tipped shoes for $319, or a neon pair of Nicholas Kirkwood pumps for $339. For a true splurge, you may want to consider a totally museum-worthy pair of embroidered teal Louboutins for $1119.
If you're after more practical footwear, the Warehouse Sale has got you covered. Bob Lacci wellies were $100 a pair and in endless supply. We also spotted rows of glitter Converse for $70 each. Personally, we were totally smitten with a pair of pink brocade Haider Ackermann brogues which were available for $319.
The selection of small leather goods and handbags (located on tables directly in front of the footwear) was not stellar, but we definitely unearthed some gems. We spotted several cross-body styles, including one by Theyskens's Theory for $279. An adorable teal studded handbag by Tano was a sweet $99 and a heavily studded bag by BE&D was $379.
The piece de resistance was a bright orange ponyhair PS1 bag that we found at the bottom of a box. It was slightly damaged (the ponyhair was balding) and on offer for $2395. We're sure it'll find a happy home within the first few hours of madness tomorrow morning, and it definitely suggests there may be other great finds buried in the boxes.
The Barneys Warehouse Sale opens to the public tomorrow, August 23 and continues through Monday, September 3rd at 255 W. 17th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. For hours and more details, check out our dealfeed.— Kiran
Update: Here are the full reports on womenswear and menswear at the sale.
· Dealfeed: Barneys Warehouse Sale [Racked NY]
· The Barneys Warehouse Sale Survival Guide [Racked NY]