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August 23 2014

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97 posts tagged "Barneys"

Retrosuperfuture, Now

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The present, paradoxically enough, is looking good for the cult sunglass brand Retrosuperfuture. The Milanese label, whose sunglasses have long been available at retailers like Barneys and Fred Segal, has a new home: Nearly 2,000 square feet of space on Howard Street, the New York retail power-block that’s recently been undergoing something of a renaissance—again. Still the site of retailers Opening Ceremony, Jil Sander, and Agnes B., and fashion canteen The Smile To Go, a new wave of imports has lately come to roost, including Retrosuperfuture and designer Ariane Goldman’s Hatch pop-up, which is next door.

The new store is the label’s first worldwide, and it bypassed its native city to head to New York. Why? “New York is the hub!” said founder Daniel Beckerman. “Everyone comes to New York.” It certainly seemed that way from the packed friends-and-family preview on Friday night. The store carries the entire collection, ranging from the blocky acetate frames Retrosuperfuture made its name with, to newer, aviator-style models, and a New York-exclusive style, the all-black Novanta.

Retrosuperfuture is open now at 21 Howard Street, NYC, retrosuperfuture.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Retrosuperfuture

HOV for the Holidays

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Barneys x Jay Z

If you’re looking to give your loved ones a set of gilded brass knuckles this holiday season, look no further than Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s collaboration with Barneys. Following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga, who designed a holiday workshop for the retailer in 2011, Hova has worked with labels such as Proenza Schouler, En Noir, Rick Owens, Acne Studios, Lanvin, Balenciaga (above, top right), Balmain (above, bottom left), Hoorsenbuhs (who had a hand in the aforementioned ring, above, bottom right), and more to create a series of limited-edition products—all of which will be displayed and for sale in a special gallery in Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship, beginning November 20. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from the project, which the pair have dubbed A New York Holiday, will be donated to the Shawn Carter Foundation. We’ve got 99 problems (give or take), but, thanks to this team-up, holiday shopping ain’t one.

Photos: Courtesy of Barneys

Lou Doillon: She, Herself, and Her

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As we’re sure you’ve seen, Barneys tapped French chanteuse Lou Doillon to star alongside her marionette twin in its eerie Inez & Vinoodh-lensed Fall ’13 ad series, All About Lou. Today, the retailer sent us the latest installment of the campaign—a music video also shot by the husband-and-wife photography duo (who, it should be noted, featured Doillon in the images for their new jewelry collection). The flick, which plays off the concept of alter egos, presents Doillon crooning “Devil or Angel,”—a song off her recently released debut album, Places. Co-stars include Doillon’s puppet look-alike, a cartoon Lou, and a purple microphone. Catch the short’s debut here, exclusively on Style.com.

Barneys’ Boys’ Club

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Henrik and MarkBarneys bowed its newly renovated men’s shop last night on the sixth floor of its Madison Avenue flagship. Housing a selection of European designers—Ermenegildo Zegna, Malo, Andrea Campagna, and the like—and the made-to-measure department, the bright new floor is truly a far cry from what it was just a few months ago. “My favorite part is the new made-to-measure section,” explained CEO Mark Lee. “We deliberately put it straight in the middle, but at the same time it’s very private.” Fashion director Tomoko Oguro agreed, adding, “And it’s still all about the clothes and the beautiful edit by our men’s team.”

The New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist hosted the soiree and told Style.com that he enjoys shopping on six because it has easy access to the women’s area, which will make for convenient conjugal shopping trips with Mrs. Lundqvist. The bespoke lounge is also a great place to unwind with his teammates, he explained, because if there is one thing a well-dressed athlete loves, it’s a custom suit. “It’s the final two weeks of summer break before training starts up, so usually I would let the guys do their own thing, but for tonight I did convince five or six to come out and shop,” said the sports star. And with 10 percent of last night’s sales going to UNICEF, purchasing a custom suit was a perfectly acceptable pre-season indulgence.

Photo:Leandro Justen/BFANYC.com

Barneys Throws Away the Key

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To be trapped in Barneys would be anyone’s fantasy, especially when award-winning filmmaker Casey Neistat is directing the dream sequence. For the retailer’s latest Locked in Barneys video, Finn Jewelry’s Candice Pool enlisted Neistat (her fiancé) to turn that wish into a reality. Traveling from Central Park to The Pierre on her yellow bike (while dressed up in a Katie Ermilio frock and Prada heels), the jewelry designer finds no city icon as enticing a playground as Barneys, where Finn’s latest fine jewelry collection stops whimsy right in its tracks. Watch the video here exclusively, before it launches tomorrow on Barneys.com.