Driving past the Convention Center on my way home yesterday, I almost missed the huge Barney’s New York Warehouse Sale on the facade. Since I typically tend to miss out on these sorta things, I was eager to know the chances of attending this one was in my favor. I didn’t want to be one of those crazies who arrived extra early so I managed to stroll in around 10:30.
Once I was in, I remembered why I miss out on this sorta thing. I’m terrible at rummaging through racks of somewhat disorganized clothes and shoes. It baffles me watching people go crazy snatching up designer duds for the sake of snatching up digs at a “reasonable price.” People stack up on items they don’t necessarily need only to accrue credit debt, I’m sure. As I humbly walked out with my one item, I saw a man depart with three bags I was positive would rip just before arriving to his car. Okay, so maybe I’m just jealous.
Anytime I shop, I always have a plan and remain focused. I either wanted a handbag or some designer shoes. The handbag selection was so bad I didn’t even notice it the first time I made my rounds. That, or the crazies got to them early.
The shoe section was madness, as expected. I tried on some super cute YSL booties even though they were a half size too small and some 5 inch Marni pumps sure to break my walk. The YSL’s were closer to a six than a cough, cough my true size, making me feel like one of Cinderella’s step sisters. The shoe experience was way too hectic and gave up after 15 mins. I then attempted to maneuver my way through racks of clothes and finally scored a Stella McCartney black skirt. I hate trying on clothes – in this case, trying on clothes in hoards of desperate women- and so I played it safe by only purchasing something I knew would fit and remain a timeless and classic staple in my wardrobe. I ‘ll be sure to post an outfit pic soon.
For those who have more patience than me, this sale goes through Feb 15th.
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