Sample Sale of the Week: Barneys New York Warehouse Sale

The semi-annual Barneys New York Warehouse Sale started last week, and while I was too busy running around to fashion shows to report on it last week anyway, I always advise waiting until the second week to hit it. This is because when the sale first starts, prices aren't marked down any further than in the stores at the end of the season, so why subject yourself to the craziness of the warehouse sale when you can have fitting rooms and non-final sales? But sometime around Thursday of the second week, prices get marked down, and that, if you ask me, is the best time to go (unless you are patient and are skilled at finding needles in haystacks, in which case, go on the very last day, when the markdowns--and crowds--are insanity-inducing). For a preview of the event, Sample Sally and Racked NY have both been providing in-depth coverage; among this year's bombshells: the women's section has moved downstairs! I'm planning on a Thursday lunchtime trip; follow me on Twitter for the latest. Through 3/6; 10-9 weekdays, 10-7 weekends; 255 W. 17th St. (7th & 8th Aves.).

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