Barneys New York

BarneysI don’t really need to tell you to go to Barneys but I will anyway.

Everybody loves Barneys, I love Barneys. If shopping was like iTunes, it would probably be my most played…But I don’t get tired of it, because nothing about Barneys is tired (yet.)

I guess what makes Barneys special is the amazing effort they put into staying (not just up to date but) modern and au courant and forward thinking. You can find everything from Chanel and Louis Vuitton to Proenza Schouler and Rodarte. Far from being stuffy, Barneys manages to be simultaneously sharp and whimsical…Amazing! Even if you can’t afford any of the clothes here, its worth walking around (don’t skip a floor.) Contrary to popular opinion, I think the sales people are really nice and helpful, and also basically leave you alone, which is sort of a relief when you’re browsing through clothing you clearly can’t afford. I’m talking about myself here.

On the seventh and eighth floors of Barneys’ flagship store on Madison Avenue is Barneys Co-op, which is sort of Barneys delightfully younger, cheaper sister. Self-described as “courageous! outrageous! contagious!” which is pretty legitimate, especially the contagious bit. Co-op is always changing up its brands, but some they have right now are: ALC, Alexander Wang, 5th Avenue Shoe Repair, Helmut Lang, VPL, and Vena Cava. There are also three freestanding Co-ops around the city which is very convenient when you want to keep your trip cheaper and to-the-point. Also, if you live downtown like me.

In Barneys, there is a restaurant if you get tired of shopping (well, never tired of shopping, but tired shopping). It’s tasty, but definitely overpriced. My coca cola was like $23.oo ( I exaggerate.)

Here is the info:

 

MADISON AVE
660 Madison Avenue
New York NY 10065
Mon – Fri: 10am – 8pm
Sat: 10am – 7pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm
TEL: 212.826.8900

CO-OP CHELSEA
236 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
Mon – Fri: 11am – 8pm
Sat: 11am – 7pm
Sun: 12pm – 6pm
TEL: 212.593.7800

CO-OP UPPER WEST SIDE
2151 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
Mon – Fri: 10am – 8pm
Sat: 10am – 7pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm
TEL: 646.335.0978

CO-OP SOHO
116 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10012
Mon – Fri: 11am – 7pm
Sat: 11am – 7pm
Sun: 12pm – 6pm
TEL: 212.965.9964

ps It seems presumptuous to review Barneys, but… I always miss Barneys when I travel. Enough said.

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