/The Strategist’s Guide to the Barneys Liquidation Sale

The Strategist’s Guide to the Barneys Liquidation Sale


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By now you’ve probably heard that Barney’s is shuttering its stores — and while we’re sad to see that the New York institution is closing, in true Strategist spirit, we’re preparing to open our wallets and scoop up any liquidation sale deals. As WWD reports, the sale has begun, though the current discounts, at five and ten percent off, are quite small. But not insignificant: five to ten percent off means that you could buy a pair of house-brand cashmere gloves for $89 rather than $99, and use that extra ten bucks to (almost) cover your Sweetgreen salad. Or, if you’ve been eyeing something pricier — like a timeless brown wool Jil Sander pea coat — you may be able save a slightly more substantial chunk.

And though the savings may be small now, the New York Times reports that the company hopes to move most of the merchandise “by the end of December but is prepared to run sales into February if necessary” — which we hope means deeper discounts. We’ll be watching over the next few weeks, and rounding up the best deals, so you can shop this deeply unwieldy sale intelligently. For our first installment, we’ve collected some items that are pretty much never discounted, and are likely to sell out fast, including Gucci loafers, that neon Comme des Garçons wallet, and some Christofle flatware. Plus, some Barney’s branded stuff — since that is likely to sell out quickly.(Note that returns will not accepted after November 15.)


Chloé Lauren Leather Flats
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Chloé Lauren Leather Flats

These flats virtually never go on sale, and now they can be yours for $25 less.

Rimowa Hybrid 26″ Multiwheel® Trolley

Rimowa’s sturdy, classic suitcases (which are known to survive everything from plane crashes to war zones) made it onto our list of the best rolling luggage.


Moncler Talev Leather-Trimmed Down-Quilted Puffer Coat
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Moncler Talev Leather-Trimmed Down-Quilted Puffer Coat

A very rare discounted Moncler sighting.


Comme des Garçons Super Fluo Zip-Around Wallet
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Comme des Garçons Super Fluo Zip-Around Wallet

If you’ve been thinking about buying a CDG wallet forever, now is the time (plenty of other, more staid colors are on sale, too): the price has dipped below $200.

Boy Smells Kush Candle

A status candle can be yours (to keep, or give to a loved one over the holidays) for a couple bucks less.


Acne Keene Rib-Knit Cotton-Blend Sweater
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Acne Keene Rib-Knit Cotton-Blend Sweater

The kind of sweater you’ll never get sick of.


RE/DONE Stretch High Rise Ankle Crop Jeans
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RE/DONE Stretch High Rise Ankle Crop Jeans

Same goes for this flattering pair of high rise RE/DONE jeans.

Royal Copenhagen Black Fluted Mega Porcelain Mug Set

Another rare sale spotting: a lovely Royal Copenhagen mug set.


La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Premier
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La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Premier

The ultra-luxe skin cream that Agnès B. buys once a year.


Gucci Brixton Leather Loafers
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Gucci Brixton Leather Loafers

Have you ever seen black Gucci loafers discounted?


Gucci GG Supreme Canvas Diaper Bag
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Gucci GG Supreme Canvas Diaper Bag

If there was ever a time to buy a Gucci x Supreme collab diaper bag … it’s now.


Hansa Large Ride-On Giraffe
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Hansa Large Ride-On Giraffe

A benevolent presence for any child’s room, this giraffe can hold up to 150 pounds.

Maze Medium Sheep

This cozy sheep doubles as a stool.


Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash
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Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash

Some slightly cheaper Aesop.


Christofle Perles Silver-Plated 5-Piece Flatware Set
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Christofle Perles Silver-Plated 5-Piece Flatware Set

Extremely elegant flatware, for a little less.


Hermès Circus Porcelain Small Round Box
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Hermès Circus Porcelain Small Round Box

The most charming Hermès porcelain box, now 10 percent off.


Hermès Attelage Stainless Steel Teaspoon
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Hermès Attelage Stainless Steel Teaspoon

And some under-$100 Hermès, if you can believe it.


FREDS at Barneys New York
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FREDS at Barneys New York

Will these FREDS at Barneys nonpareils become a collectible? Only time will tell.

Barneys New York Mini Leather Bowler Bag

Designed in-house, and big enough for your cellphone and wallet.

Barneys New York Monica Mini Faux-Fur Crossbody Satchel

Fur, plus a Barneys logo: a perfect holiday party conversation starter.

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