Barneys is boosting your style IQ with even bigger markdowns (up to 60% off, to be exact) on select Spring/Summer merchandise! Our wish list includes Lanvin's standout striped peplum dress, some Manolo Blahnik heels, and how about a bold Marni cuff to complete the look? Shop more covetable sale picks below.
Barneys just kicked off its famous online warehouse sale filled with irresistible designer deals for you to pounce on ASAP. The shopping haven — which was only available in stores until it went online last Summer — boasts huge discounts of up to 75 percent off the likes of Manolo Blahnik, Alexander Wang, Chloé, and much more. We're talking perfect transitional Winter-to-Spring leather jackets, sexy sandals, pretty dresses, and polished separates to update your 9-to-5 wardrobe. From Fallon's stunning emerald spike earrings to Mugler's chic tiger-print sweater, click on to see our top picks from the sale — then get shopping!
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- Rumor has it the producers of the UK talent show X Factor will ask Kate Moss to serve as the program's style consultant. [The Mirror]
- In March, Louis Vuitton will release an anthology of short stories inspired by its legendary luggage entitled The Trunk. [WWD]
- Designer Tanya Taylor offers a tour of her light-filled New York studio. [Refinery29]
- Asked to describe 2012 in just one word, Moda Operandi cofounder Áslaug Magnúsdóttir simply replied, "Prints." [Racked]
- Bar Refaeli, Hilary Rhoda, Molly Sims, and other models shared pictures of how they spent the holidays. [Modelinia]
- Barneys's best-kept secret may be the vintage boutique at its Madison Avenue flagship store. [Style.com]
- For Club Monaco's head men's designer Aaron Levine, the most important style rule is to "dress comfortably and in a way that's honest to who I am as a person." [The Daily Telegraph]
Photo courtesy of Louis Vuitton.
After months of teasing us with sketches and screenshots, Barneys has finally released its animated short film Electric Holiday. And as promised, the five-minute clip features just as many industry luminaries as beloved Disney characters.
The film sees Minnie Mouse daydreaming over a Lanvin dress in a store window. Her imagination takes her to Paris where, after a day of getting her picture taken by people like Steven Klein and Mario Sorrenti, she gets to wear the dress in a high profile fashion show. Franca Sozzani, Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenda Bailey, and Cathy Horyn sit and watch her from the front row, where she's joined by Cruella de Vil (in Rick Owens) and Daphne Duck (in Dolce & Gabbana).
Electric Holiday is the centerpiece of the Barneys Holiday 2012 retail project of the same name. The products are online and in stores now, and the film can be seen below.
With just one day away from the release of the Barneys X Disney Electric Holiday collection and mini-movie release, we're treating you with a sneak peek at the adorable line available online and in stores beginning tomorrow. Not just for kids, the collection ranges from L'Wren Scott and Rag & Bone Mickey Mouse ears to neon Disney diaries, DVF vinylmation figures, and vintage collectible memorabilia available in the Madison Avenue location. Cute, right? While we count down the hours, get a jump start on your holiday shopping list and check out some of the pieces from the collection in the slideshow. Also, if you're in NYC, and feeling especially lucky, make sure to participate in the Barneys Electric Holiday mystery gift card hunt for a chance to win a gift card worth up to $500. All you have to do is follow the retailer's twitter handle (@barneysNY) for clues to your prize!
With just two days until Barneys and Disney reveals its Electric Holiday campaign in its store windows on Madison Avenue, the luxe retailer is giving us a sneak peak at all of the cuteness to come. The animated short-film holiday campaign, centered around Minnie Mouse living out her fashion dreams in Paris, features some of fashion's biggest insiders, like Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, and Daphne Guinness. The results? The cutest, most fashionable cartoon you've ever laid eyes on. Take a look at the stills in the slideshow, and also, don't forget to check out the adorable trailer here.
We've already seen the iconic Disney characters Barneys has dressed up like fashion people for its Electric Holiday retail concept, but what about the equally iconic fashion people involved in the production?
On Thursday, Barneys released a line drawing of Alber Elbaz, BryanBoy, Suzy Menkes, Steven Meisel, and Carine Roitfeld sitting in the front row at a fashion show. The animated runway spectacle will be the climax of a short film Disney has created for the collaboration, in which Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Daphne Duck among other characters will walk down a catwalk in Paris. "Rumor has it Franca Sozzani, Emmanuelle Alt, Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenda Bailey will be sitting together front row as well," a Barneys representative said in an email.
Electric Holiday will debut at Barneys' Madison Ave. flagship store in New York City on Nov. 14. Until then, a look at the cartoon renderings of some of the most influential people in fashion here in the gallery.
Executives at Barneys knew their Holiday 2011 retail extravaganza Gaga's Workshop would be a tough act to follow, so this year they got someone even bigger: Disney. For Holiday 2012, the store and the brand collaborated on products, window installations, a short film, and a 3D light show as part of a retail concept dubbed Electric Holiday. The full scope of the project will be unveiled on Nov. 14.
The centerpiece of the collaboration is a short film that will be screened in the windows at Barneys' Madison Avenue flagship store in New York City. In it, Minnie Mouse realizes her dream of modeling in Paris, and ends up walking a runway dressed in Lanvin alongside model-sized versions of Goofy (in Balmain) Daisy Duck (in Dolce & Gabbana) and Mickey Mouse (in Balenciaga).
Products from the partnership marry the fashion world with the Disney experience, too. L'Wren Scott and Rag & Bone designed Mickey Mouse ears that will be sold in select Barneys stores around the holidays, and Diane von Furstenberg and Paul Smith created Mickey Mouse-shaped vinyl figurines.
Barneys CEO Mark Lee called the Disney collaboration a good fit. "The legendary characters and world created by Disney live in the active mind and memory of virtually every citizen of the world," he said. A look at how those characters were reimagined for Electric Holiday in the gallery.
Two of our favorite worlds are teaming up for the holiday season — Barneys and Disney! While last year's antics were all about Lady Gaga, the high-end retailer is teaming up with the happiest place on earth for the ultimate high-fashion cartoon affair called, "Electric Holiday." Come Nov. 14, expect to see a three-dimensional electric light show (at the Barneys Madison Avenue flagship store) inspired by Disney's famous electric parade and a short film featuring Disney characters like Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Cruella de Vil, and Snow White turned into 5'11" supermodels "dressed" in designer duds from the likes of Balenciaga, Lanvin, and Nina Ricci. "The world of the Paris fashion shows, of fashion, of people in fashion, of the rituals, all of the idiosyncrasies," said Barneys's creative director, Dennis Freedman. "The important thing to me was always that it had to be authentic. It really had to hit the nail on the head in every detail." In fact, the team went as far as hiring a model to walk the halls at Disney to ensure every movement in the film was accurate.
Barneys will also be selling limited-edition holiday items including Vinylmation figures designed by Paul Smith and Diane von Furstenberg, and Mickey Mouse ears from Rag & Bone and L'Wren Scott in addition to toys, sweets, and ornaments available at select Barneys stores and online. Are you excited? We are. Get a sneak peek at what's to come now.
Stop what you're doing. Barneys New York's first-ever online warehouse sale is happening right now. Keeping us on the edge of our seats, the sale extravaganza secretly launched this morning and we couldn't think of a better way to start our Thursday, can you? Cue the virtual race to nab amazing designer pieces — think Yves Saint Laurent, Prabal Gurung, and Manolo Blahnik — marked up to 75 percent off. We're already scouting out our favorite scores so that you can get a good start on this inaugural online sale experience. Take note of our editors' top picks before they fly off the (virtual) shelves.