Saturday, February 9, 2008

Barneys Warehouse Sale Santa Monica

I stopped by the semi annual barneys sale at barkar hangar yesterday afteroon (going on until 2/19). they had tons of stuff (more than past season sales)and the selection was much better. racks of designer shoes ($100-400), boots and clothes (lots of denim priced from $60-$149, average about $100) and some handbags ($100-300). prices still high but marked down from original overpriced prices. i'm not surprised by the better selection of clothing and shoes, especially with the economy slowing, also probably more competition too. cute franco sarto boots i saw were marked down from $900 to $345 - more than 50% off , now that's a discount but still very expensive. i've seen franco sarto shoes and boots at loehmanns never showing more than $300 original price. of course, i didn't get them. i wanted to look around more, but the selection became too overwhelming after a while and very crowded, so i left shortly after. i purchased just 1 item - a pair of 7 for all mankind gray corduroys ($49) that i had bought and returned on sale at the barney's in beverly hills (sale price was $99)- the original price was $198. they also had swimsuits but were so expensive - i never heard of a swimsuit costing $800 and marked down to $129. the designs were cute but i would never spend that much.