By now, you’ve probably heard that Barneys 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. The sales were a bit meager to begin with, at just 5 and 10 percent off, but when it comes to buying luxury goods at a discount, every bit counts. Now, the sale is heating up, with many items at 20 percent off, and a number that are 30 percent off, or more (we spy a Kevyn Aucoin lipstick at almost 60 percent off). Now may be the time to buy that pricier thing you’ve been eyeing — like a timeless brown wool Jil Sander peacoat — or pick up some gifts for the more fashion-forward ones on your holiday list.
Though many of the prices may still be steep, 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 continue to watch the sale over the next few weeks and round up the best deals so you can shop this deeply unwieldy sale intelligently. For our third installment, we’ve updated our earlier crops of almost-never-on-sale items to reflect their lower prices, added some more Strategist-favorite brands to the mix, and culled some of the items that have crept into the 30 percent off range.
Chloé Cady Slim-Fit Crop Pants
$501(was $795, now 37% off)
These very practical black Chloé pants will still cost you $500, but at almost $300 off their original price, they fall within the category of “good deal.”
Pieces from New York designer Bode are handcrafted, highly covetable, and often very expensive. This embroidered top, which is almost 40 percent off, is still pricey, but is now a slightly-more-affordable entry point to the brand.
Acne sweaters have a fiendish following for good reason: They are, without fail, the perfect shape, incredibly soft, and endure for seasons. Finding one on sale always gives us Strategist editors a little thrill.