Going to the Barneys Warehouse sale when it is empty is a cock tease. There, I said it. So I guess I have designer shopping blue balls now? Okay, this is starting to get weird and gross.
Anyway, I got the chance to preview the Barneys Warehouse sale just now and having never gone before (I'm scared of crowds of New York women with pointy elbows who aren't afraid to use them) I get it now. I get why tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. there will be a line out the door of the Barneys CO-OP in Chelsea (236 West 18th Street) and I might just be in it. From Balenciaga to Proenza Schouler to Celine to Dries Van Noten all your favorites are there at prices that aren't double your monthly rent. The Carven espadrilles I didn't buy but wanted to? They're there for just $259 down from $645. A poppy pony hair P.S.1 that was originally $2,395? Yup, it's yours if you're first. That Alexander Wang Rocco bag, an "it-bag" if there ever were one this year? It's now $349 down from $875. And don't forget about your dog! Shearling dog coats are now just $175. So your furry dog can be even furrier and warmer as the colder months approach.
Some of the merch is damaged so if you're a fixer upper good on you. Especially if you can fashion a metal G.
Click through for highlights and prices. The online sale just wrapped and the actual brick and mortar sale, full of new merch, starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday September 1. Go here for exact dates and hours.