Fashion history. Barneys New York, the iconic department store which once reigned in the world of high fashion, shut down its stores February 22, 2020.
In 1923, Barneys introduced its own kind of revolution when the founder, Barney Pressman, pawned his wife’s engagement ring and used the cash to open a 500 Sq ft men’s discount clothing store on Seventh Avenue. His slogan? “No Bunk, No Junk, No Imitations.”
It was not until 1993 that the family contracted the celebrity architect Peter Marino to open the flagship store on Madison. (The one you see aside). The timing was auspicious: endorsed by reigning supermodels – who also put their names to a nearby restaurant – the owners called in Barry White to perform at the opening party. New Yorkers arrived in droves, oversize black Barneys shopping bags like heraldic shields.
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