At the Barneys Warehouse Sale, Lots of Balenciaga

It's crazy, it's overwhelming, it makes you want to scream... It's the Barneys Warehouse Sale. But is it worth braving the insanity? We did this morn
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It's crazy, it's overwhelming, it makes you want to scream... It's the Barneys Warehouse Sale. But is it worth braving the insanity? We did this morn
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It's crazy, it's overwhelming, it makes you want to scream... It's the Barneys Warehouse Sale. But is it worth braving the insanity? We did this morning, and you should too, if: -You really wanted a pair of those satin cap-toe platforms Lindsay wore in the Miu Miu ads. There are lots, and they're marked down to $235. -You need a pair of pants for work. There are piles of basic black, white, and tan slacks from Jil Sander and Balenciaga in the $130-300 range. -You really like Sophia Kokosalaki, or the line she designed for Vionnet, as Sophia has surpassed Alber Elbaz this year as the designer most represented on the sale racks. But be willing to shell out for it, since most of the pieces are still a few thousand dollars - and not that nice! -You're a tall girl who wants heels (there are lots of great pumps in sizes nine and ten), or a short girl who wants flats (there are lots of cute ones in size six and seven). If you want cheap designer shoes, there's no in-between. -You really loved those Louboutin espadrilles Sarah showed you yesterday - they're heeeere. -You do modern dance, and you want a Marc by Marc unitard - they're everywhere. -You like Dries van Noten and you like spangles. There's also the usual clutch of DVF dresses (some nice Vena Cava, too), mountains of Loomstate hoodies, a lonely feathered Giles gown, tons of Rick Owens tube tops ($50), and lots of great stuff from Balenciaga's capsule collections (Knits, Silk, Pants). I picked up a Balenciaga shell ($99) and pants ($138)... But all I really want to put on are my pajamas. I think I need a nap. --ANNA FIELDING GRIGGS