New Barney’s New York New Update

We have a few more details about the April 2nd opening of the new Barney’s New York store on Rush Street.

  • The first floor will be all accessories, meaning scarfs, wallets, handbags, and things like that.  
  • The cosmetics area which is normally on the first floor of department stores in the Midwest is going into the basement, like in Bergdorf Goodman and Barney’s in New York.  “Basement” probably isn’t the best word to describe it.  It’s actually an inviting, light, airy space that just happens to be subterranean.  
  • Chelsea Passage is getting smaller and will share the top floor with Fred’s, the new restaurant (Get it?  Fred’s at Barney’s?). 

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