There's nothing quite like Christmas in New York, and that's partly because of the city's iconic Holiday windows. From the over-the-top glamour of the windows at Bergdorf Goodman to the technologically advanced creations at Barneys, we're taking a look at the best windows the city has to offer. On Allie: ALC Jacket
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Jay Z's much-anticipated holiday collaboration with Barneys New York finally made its way online Wednesday, and while the offering has been tinged with controversy, it can't diminish just how good these products are.
Brands from Lanvin to the high-end luggage house T. Anthony made exclusive products for this project — which means many of them come with extremely luxurious price tags. But anyone who might suffer sticker shock should know that now, 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales of this collaboration will go to the Shawn Carter Foundation, which helps students who don't have the money to pay for higher education. Barneys New York will donate an additional 10 percent of all today's sales to the foundation, too.
So in addition to the launch of its spectacular holiday windows, Barneys New York has a lot to celebrate today. See a few of our favorite pieces from the offering below, or shop them all in stores and on Barneys.com.
These Cutler & Gross sunglasses ($675) are sure to block lots of light without casting any shade.
Barneys isn't exactly known for its traditional holiday displays, and this year it's taken its irreverence to a whole new level. Debuting its New York windows on Instagram this morning, the retailer presented four 10-second clips of its interactive window displays that are anything but a scene out of Currier and Ives.
Above, the first video, titled Reflections, features a light show created by a faceted structure covered in mirrors. Of the display, creative director Dennis Feedman explained, "We're working with artists and designers at the forefront of light projection technology to capture the mystery, beauty and wonder of New York." Get a sneak peek at Christmas future in the videos below.
Just because Fashion Month is over doesn't mean there aren't still plenty of stylish events to look forward to this month. November will bring us not only one of the biggest runway shows of the year, but also two much-talked-about collaborations we've been looking forward to for months. For more on the fashion events you can't miss in November, click play above.
After an internal investigation, Barneys said that no one from its Madison Avenue flagship store had anything to do with the arrests of two black customers who are now suing the retailer and the NYPD for racial profiling.
The store's CEO Mark Lee told WWD that the investigation found that "no one from Barneys New York raised an issue with the purchases, brought them to the attention of internal security, or reached out to the authorities." Lee did, however, reiterate that his company is sorry for what happened to the customers, Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips, and said that "we offer our deepest sympathies to them both."
It's not the first time the store has apologized for the circumstances, and the investigation is one of a number of steps the store has taken to heal some of the damage the arrests have caused. Herein, a full explanation of the case, what caused it, and how the major players have responded.
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The rumors were true! For its annual holiday collaboration, Barneys has partnered with rapper Shawn "Jay Z" Carter on a selection of products inspired by his favorite city: New York.
"With this project, Barneys New York and I were able to take the slickness, energy, and innovation of New York City and translate that into quality, timeless pieces," Carter said in a statement, adding that everything he's worked on with the store, "represents a perfect example of a unique and groundbreaking collaboration that I hope demonstrates how inspiring New York has been to me."
To that end, the collaboration includes products from some inspiring brands from both New York and abroad. Click here for all the details on Barneys and Jay Z's very cool Holiday linkup.
Barneys New York decided to pull a few strings for its Fall campaign. The department store tapped Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin to photograph Lou Doillon, the daughter of style icon Jane Birkin, with her alter ego: a wooden marionette. The campaign features images of the two photographed both together and alone, dressed in clothing by featured designers from the Barneys Fall lineup. It's hard for a campaign to be playful, creepy, and beautiful all at the same time, but these images pull it off.
If you heard the heartbeats of a thousand fashion editors and music writers quicken across the Internet this week, you can thank Barneys. Rumor has it the retailer has partnered with Jay Z (no hyphen, please) for its annual holiday collaboration.
While neither the rapper nor the department store has commented on the rumors, the timing makes sense. Both of the last two collaborations (with Disney for Electric Holiday in 2012 and with Lady Gaga for Gaga's Workshop in 2011) were announced in August.
So while we count down the days until we find out just what Barneys's plans are, we're dreaming up a few things we'd love to see if the rumors turn out to be true. Our wish list for a Jay Z holiday collection, here.