Oh, Barney's Warehouse Sale! We never know what to expect from you anymore.
The final sale at its regular location starts on Thursday, so this may be the last time, particularly for women, to stand in line on 17th Street and shop in a basement through a frenzied crush of crammed racks for the luxury store's final markdowns. That never sounds incredibly appealing, and yet it draws us back season after season. Somehow, there's always something there to tempt us and, obviously, plenty of other people.
Around this time last season, Barneys tested out an online Warehouse Sale for the first time which ended just as the regular sale began, and like its non-virtual counterpart, offered deep discounts just before it closed up. This year however, the Warehouse website will remain open permanently, and, unfortunately, we can find no such discounts this time around. How the online Warehouse Sale will handle re-reductions remains to be seen, but at the moment, everything seems to remain in the same 50% to 75% off zone as when the site launched a few weeks ago.
So get ready. Thursday starts your last opportunity to enjoy the Warehoue Sale you have come to know and love. We will try to stop by and check up on tings as we always do. Next season it will be a mostly (if not exclusively) Men's clothing affair in a Chelsea location yet to be officially anounced. Stay tuned for updates.
Barney's Warehouse Sale February 14th -24th at 255 West 17th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues, Chelsea
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