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Barneys has long been the benchmark for sophisticated—but not stuffy—designer department stores. Even after filing for bankruptcy in 1996 and closing its Chelsea location, Barneys has maintained its ability to attract both Upper East Side old guard and downtown's fashion elite. Barneys industrial style Co-op department and stand-alone stores feature edgy, funkier styles and accessories for men and women and have spawned scores of imitators.
Key DepartmentsMen's Formalwear
Barneys offers limitless tuxedo choices for discerning grooms, from skinny designer tuxedos to classic rigs with all the fixings. Popular options include a single-breasted, notched-lapel Gucci tux and a soft-shoulder two-button Isaia getup. Picky grooms will appreciate the six different fits and full line of made-to-measure gear.Wedding Rings
You won't find a traditional prong-set ring here, but if you're looking for a cool contemporary style, you'll love their selection from hip designers. Standouts include platinum and gold rings from Brit Malcolm Betts, bold designs by Linda Lee Johnson, vintage-inspired rings by Renee Lewis, and feminine floral ones from Cathy Waterman, a favorite among celebrities.Cuff Links
True to its cutting-edge reputation, Barneys carries plenty of cuff links that appeal to well-dressed, fashion-conscious men. Particularly striking are designs by Suzanne Felsen, Paul Longmire, and Duchamp. The store also carries a new signature Barneys collection that includes links with enamel and semiprecious stones.Bridal Shoes
Our favorite fourth-floor shoe department has high-end footwear from designers like Manolo Blahnik and Vera Wang. Bridal styles are grouped together, so comparing and contrasting is a breeze.Registry
The collection of private-label tabletop items at this edgy-fashion mecca makes it a great resource for couples who already have the basics.