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Digging Through the RTW at the Barneys Warehouse Sale

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Daring to dip your toe into the racks upon racks of clothes in the women's apparel section of the Barney's Warehouse Sale typically leads to one of two reactions. First, you can start to pick, become intimidated by the selection, and run. The only other option is to fully commit and dive head in. That's what we did for you, and you can browse the results in the gallery above.

A few things to note: Clothing is organized by category and by size, but is not organized by designer. This means that contemporary is mixed with designer, so be prepared to dig. There is plenty of merchandise, but quite a bit seems to be from previous sales.

Dresses: Right next to the shoes, you'll face six rows of dresses. There are an overwhelming number of C&T Costello Tagliapietra wrap dresses in prints and solids for $99 (from $298). We spotted a few striped 10 Crosby Derek Lam dresses and Barneys New York tweed shifts, but most were the only one of their style. There are plenty of color, pattern, and sleeveless options for spring.

Denim: Behind dresses is denim. Folded neatly by attentive staff and organized by size, there are color and print options aplenty. Brands include James Jeans, Citizens of Humanity (going for $119 a pop), and Rag & Bone. There were some basic blues in the mix, but the sale's primarily an opportunity to score some punchy options.

Shorts: Prints and color reigned here as well. A majority of the stock was made up of Citizen for Humanity denim cut-offs, priced at $99—which is just just twenty bucks cheaper than the full-leg versions, mind you.

Bottoms: There were a good amount of office-friendly options on offer when we stopped by. We also spotted bright yellow Helmut Lang wide-leg pants for $259 (from $425), some printed options, and many leftovers from the last sale. Skirts and shorts were somewhat limited, but there were definite gems, like lasar-cut Prabal Gurung shorts (a pricey pick for $419) and a 3.1 Phillip Lim mini for $119.

Outerwear: There are only about two rails worth of coats and blazers. There are, however, plenty of Barneys New York purple-blue blazers at $139, as well as 3.1 Phillip Lim fuzzy white coats.

Tops: Sadly, there's not much to be seen here, save handfuls of Chance blue-and-white striped shirts for $29.

The Orange Tag Section: Earlier in the day, we spotted Alexander Wang skirts for $59, Splendid longsleeve tees for $9, and a Joseph coat for $99.

The Blue Star Section: Situated next to the fitting rooms near the exit, are the blue star items, though these aren't the usual damages or "imperfects." (Actually, it's pretty unclear what these are, and why they're so cheap.) Merchandise here is an extra 75% off the lowest ticketed price. Signage isn't super obvious, but definitely keep an eye out. We found a Cynthia Rowley dress that was originally $495 marked as $269, bringing it down to a very digestible $67.50.

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