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
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.
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
credit; Editions De Parfums
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!