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The Strategist’s Guide to the Barneys Liquidation Sale

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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

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.”

Opening Ceremony Cotton Flannel Shirtdress

An almost half-off Opening Ceremony dress with a charming tennis vibe.

Wolford Velvet De Luxe 50 Tights

We’re all for stocking up on long-lasting basics when they’re on sale, and these Wolford tights that will last you all winter are no exception.

Cosabella Soire Confidence Mesh Long-Sleeve Top

A black mesh long-sleeve top is surprisingly versatile — layer it under a sweater for warmth, or wear it alone to a holiday party.

Fleur du Mal Silk Satin Slip

This rosy slip from luxe lingerie brand Fleur du Mal is now a third less.

WeWoreWhat Contrast-Stitched Denim Overalls

Just some under-$150 denim overalls that you’ll want to wear all weekend, every weekend.

Yasmine Eslami Marisa One-Piece Swimsuit

This swimsuit from cool Parisian swimwear brand Yasmine Eslami will come in handy should you find yourself making a warm-weather escape this winter.

Dries Van Noten Rose-Print Tulle Turtleneck Top

The going-out turtleneck of our dreams, down from extremely out of reach to just mildly out of reach.

Mansur Gavriel Mini Mini Leather Duffel Bag

Mansur Gavriel bags are rarely this discounted, and this one, which comes in a charming ovular shape, is now over $100 off.

Sies Marjan Saya Ribbed Chenille Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater

A chenille sleeveless (timeless) turtleneck top that you can wear to every holiday party.

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RE/DONE Stretch High Rise Ankle Crop Jeans

A flattering pair of high-rise RE/DONE jeans, now under $200.

Loeffler Randall Gia Leather Knee Boots

Some knee-high leather Loeffler Randall boots that you’ll have for seasons to come.

Loeffler Randall Grant Leather Ankle Boots

And if you prefer an ankle boot.

Repetto Cendrillon Suede Ballet Flats

Repetto ballet flats at almost 20 percent off for almost $70 less than usual — and it’s not every day that you see one of the brand’s most classic styles at a discount.

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Comme des Garçons Zip-Around Wallet

If you’ve been thinking about buying a CDG wallet forever, now is the time: These things are very rarely on sale, and when they are, they’re very rarely 20 percent off.

Byredo Tulipmania Hand Wash

This newly released Byredo soap made an appearance in a recent edition of Don’t Dilly Dally.

Acne Studios Faraz Stamp Cotton Sweatshirt

This Acne quarter-zip would make a good gift for a stylish guy on your list, and at over $100 off, it’s quite the deal.

Alex Mill Striped Slub Cotton T-Shirt

You know we love stripes, especially when they’re a third off.

Bode Havana Embroidered Linen-Cotton Shirt

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.

Dickies Construct Cotton-Blend Carpenter Pants

Some vert put-together-looking, just-over-$100 Dickies that you could absolutely wear to work.

James Perse Cotton Raglan Sweatshirt

A lovely orange shade that makes a classic sweatshirt (from this most classic brand) more fun.

Saturdays NYC Reverse Cotton French Terry Drawstring Hoodie

When we talked to some stylish guys about the best crewneck sweatshirts, ones from Saturdays NYC came up multiple times. We think this hoodie looks pretty great, too.

Ray-Ban Meteor Sunglasses

Lots of Ray-Ban sunglasses are now 30 percent off, and this Meteor pair feels especially current.

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Acne Keene Rib-Knit Cotton-Blend Sweater

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.

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Acne Studios 1996 Straight Jeans

Same goes for their jeans.

Stone Island Logo-Patch Quilted Tech-Taffeta Jacket

Pieces from Stone Island are often recommended by our Chris Black, and are not so often on sale.

Prada Hibiscus-Print Yoga Mat

If you were ever going to buy a Prada yoga mat, now is certainly the time.

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Hansa Large Ride-On Giraffe

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

Maze Medium Sheep

This cozy sheep doubles as a stool.

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Christofle Perles Silver-Plated 5-Piece Flatware Set

Extremely elegant flatware for a little less.

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Hermès Circus Porcelain Small Round Box

When do you ever see Hermès on sale? This most charming porcelain box is now 10 percent off.

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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, that is now under $100.

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The Strategist’s Guide to the Barneys Liquidation Sale