Maybe I am a sadist, or maybe I just love beautiful clothes, but in honor of Barney’s Co Op turing 25 this year I decided to torture myself by picking out some of my favorite things they sell (and until I am EOC of Vogue, cannot currently afford).
Barney’s happens to be my third favorite department store (behind Henri Bendel and Jeffrey), though I suppose I could say that they are my favorite large department store, beating out Bergdorfs, Bloomingdales and the like. I also happen to think that the idea of Barney’s Co Op is perfect for the fashion industry and consumers alike. This is where the young come out to play, where up and coming designers can showcase their designs and send their message out to the world. Quirky, funny things happen in a place like Barney’s Co Op and I wish them another 25 years (though hopefully much, much more).
So I just got back from Jeffrey (read: Best Department Store in America) in the Meatpacking District and I thought I would right a little post about them, mainly because one of the salesmen said that I looked “absolutely adorable today and he was in love with my outfit.”
Not that I’m bragging…
But honestly, their buyers are just incredible, all of the clothes in the store (as well as the gorgeous shoes, bags, jewelry and makeup) are the best of the collections, effortlessly chic, and extraordinarily expensive, but that goes without saying.
The store is on the small side, just one walk up story. It is not overwhelming like Macy’s or Bloomingdales. It is very clean and crisp, but they like to have fun. They are a bit cheeky like Barneys with their displays. Last time I went there it was all Lady Gaga and today it was Sex and the City 2 with cartoon drawings of the four lovely ladies faces on top of the mannequins own. There were also famous quotes from both the show and the movie hanging from the ceiling.
Sadly, the only other Jeffrey is in Atlanta, a bit strange I know, but I guess the south needs it fill of fashion too.