Cheryl Shops...the Barneys Warehouse Sale
I must admit, I was a little nervous about going to the Barneys Warehouse Sale so late in the game--I almost always either go on the first or second day, but thanks to my Black Flu of Death, I had to wait until today. But I'm glad I did, because today's haul was one of my all-time best. Not only was it not ridiculously crowded, but there was plenty of merch, and everything was onto its first round of additional markdowns. There are two huge racks of Kate Moss for Topshop, all of which is an additional 50% off; the ready-to-wear (I saw lots of Marc by Marc Jacobs, Loomstate, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Daryl K) is an additional 25% off; and the designer racks are a whopping 40% off (think Lanvin, Prada, Proenza Schouler, and Narcisco Rodriguez; I saw a Rochas jacket so beautiful it made my eyes tear up, but even after four markdowns, it was still $800). Sadly, the shoes have not been marked down again, and to all of you who've been complaining about the lack of selection, you are some tough-ass customers, because I wear a very popular size (8.5) and I saw at least three pairs that I would've bought, were it not for their prohibitively high price tags. Here's what I did buy:

Lutz & Patmos black cardigan, designed by Julianne Moore
KA7 open-front camel bouclé cardigan
High-waisted Alexander Wang black trousers
3.1 Phillip Lim shift dress, in navy with gold piping
3.1 Phillip Lim high-waisted khaki trousers
American Vintage green T-shirt dress

And would you believe I spent less than $500? I did! If that's not convincing enough, I'll try again: GO. NOW. While I kind of blew my Barneys budget, I'm tempted to go back again next week, just to see what kind of treasures I might find. But one thing is for certain: I am never going to the sale on the opening day ever again.

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