Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Private Tour


Last Friday I was grateful enough to get a private tour of Barney's NY with my fashion club at school, I really had no idea what to expect because I've never even set foot in Barney's! Our tour guide (Taylor) was a very educated on Barney's gay man that had worked there since 1994. He knew all the in's and out's and told so many stories.

Did you know....
+ Goyard bags started the vinyl monogram, not Louis Vuitton.
+ Alexander Wang worked for the fashion director of Barney's
+ Frederic Malle is a genius? (more about that later)
+ Kid's True Religion jeans are $150 (ew)
+ Barney's discovered not only Seven Jeans, but also Giorgio Armani!
+ Barney's has a very well known selection of jeans, and the employees should be able to look at you and tell you what size, style and brand of jean would look the best on you
+ Barney's started as a men's wear store in Brooklyn that was known for discounted items




credit; google
I got a tour of each floor of Barney's and found out why they group designers the on different floors, why there is certain displays, and how a designer's collection moves from floor to floor. I was so impressed with their Co-Op floors with more up and coming designers like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Christopher Kane, Marc by Marc Jacobs and so much more, I got to touch such amazing garments from so many designers, I really was dying the whole time, even our tour guide could tell and gave me a minute to freak out over the Marc Jacobs clothes and bags!

There was a trunk show going on with L'Wren Scott, which was so wonderful to see, all the clothes right from NY Fashion week hanging in front of me, still labels on which model was wearing what, and I saw people trying on the most gorgeous pieces. I feel in love with her FW 2010 collection while standing there, here's a little of it.


credit; style.com
I saw a women trying on the pink dress in the middle, the fabric was to die for!

I also got to test out the most amazing invention ever by Frederic Malle, a chamber where perfume was sprayed and you literally got to smell every stage of the perfume at once, instead of half of the smell on a little piece of paper. He collaborated with "some of the best noses in the business" said Taylor our tour guide to make perfume scents that have yet to be made, a collection called Editions De Parfums and let me tell you..they all smelled wonderful! You can look through them on sale at Barney's here, and at their website here




This might be the most writing I've actually done on this blog yet, but I suggest next time you are by Barney's stop in, and amaze yourself!
lovelove, M.

22 comments:

Charmalade said...

That's so amazing that you got to go on an exclusive tour! I love the last picture, and it strangely reminds me of that one episode of Pushing Daisies...

Toast with Charmalade

Ce qui m'inspire said...

Haha! I also thought of the scented book episode of Pushing Daisies when I saw that last photo. This is a really interesting post. I would especially like to know how accurate those employees are witht their jean recommendations because I typically have a hard time finding jeans that fit me properly, and I'd like to know what they think would work on me. Maybe I'll find out someday...

Ce qui m'inspire

sarah said...

lucky girl!

Krislyn said...

hi marissa! thank you for the comment you left on my blog. i have YET to step foot into barney's...one day soon hopefully. the day that comes, i will let you know!

Julianne said...

sounds amazing! Hopefully i'll make it there(at least for window shopping lol) sometime! I especially like those perfume chambers! They look like some contraption from willy wonka that might teleport you. hahaha

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Sounds like an amazing experience! Makes me want to hop on a plane and head to NY to experience it for myself (oh if only it was that easy!)

Maskenlady said...

Beautiful inspirations :)

Alix said...

Oh my goodness, so much to learn. this was a very informative post and I must admit im jealous of the tour treatment you recieved.
ps. tagged you in an award!!

avalonne said...

I love Goyard's designs over Louis Vuitton! Their bags, briefcades, trunks... amazing!

Whoa lucky you got a tour! Fun! Sometimes I wish I was in fashion!

Glenn Smet said...

Omg, sounds so freaking amazing... Oh I wish I were some rich NYer who wouldn't have to do anything but set a foot out of the limousine to step through those Temple Doors at Barneys! Keep up the blog! Very lovely...

bijoubijou said...

nice! sounds like u got some great tour!

I never knew that about wang! that is C R A Z Y....

xx

bijoustsyle.blogspot.com

SabinePsynopsis said...

I'd love to get a tour at Barney's (I've never been) + so close to a L'Wren Scott show... Lucky you!

April said...

Lucky!!

Mousevox Vintage said...

barney's is like disneyland for fashion addicts. you're so luck to have gotten a private tour! xo

Christen said...

How lucky are you! Thanks for sharing this experience with us :)

Jessica said...

That is amazing. So jealous! I loved reading this. Thanks for sharing!

Catarina said...

Hello, thanks for you comment :)
I really enjoyed reading this, it must be so nice to have a private tour at Barneys.
I will definately stop by your blog again.x

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

that's so crazy! i've only ever read about barney's!

Emz said...

So jealous! Maybe I'll stop by when I'm in New York next month =)

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

oozing with jealousy right now! what a cool experience Marissa. :)

chloe said...

bah, you are so lucky! This looks awesome. I've never set foot in Barney's (or NY, for that matter) before, but one day...!

Elizabeth said...

You got a private tour? i'm so jealous! I remember reading about those Frederic Malle perfume chambers, they must be incredible in real life!

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