Friday, January 08, 2016

Barneys Set for Chelsea Homecoming

Vanity Fair has a great historical piece about Barneys New York and the scoop on the venerable retailer's upcoming opening in (part of) its former Chelsea location at Seventh Avenue and 17th Street, where it operated from 1923 until 1997. (Hearing people like Rosanne Cash and Sandra Bernhard talk about the old store makes it sound like a religious experience!) Sadly, my budget is more Loehmann's, which occupied the space from the year I arrived until its bankruptcy filing in 2014. But the window-shopping alone promises to make this encore all worthwhile. Read HERE.

Iman and Madonna at the “Decorated Denim” auction, 1986

1 comment:

Bob K said...

I LOVED the 6th Ave store -- it was more affordable, by the way. They sort of overlapped Alexanders, Macys, and Bloomingdales. In the basement was the mens outerwear, including the Tall sizes I needed in jackets and overcoats. The move updown propelled them into a price range with less competition. When I was given a useless gift from Barneys Beverly Hills in the 90s, I searched for hours for an exchange I would actually wear, not needing suits or trendy stuff, and settled for a $250 belt I wore twice.

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