Barneys New York

Barneys New York Files for Bankruptcy
August 6, 2019 at 9:56 am

Barneys New York, an icon of New York retail, filed for bankruptcy early Tuesday morning, with a plan to significantly reduce its physical footprint, as it looks for a buyer to stave off liquidation. The retailer said it will focus on running only five of its more than 10 namesake stores: on New York’s Madison…

Barneys New York to Launch Cannabis Store in California
February 13, 2019 at 2:29 pm

Barneys New York is launching a cannabis shop in California called The High End, reports Forbes. The "cannabis lifestyle" store will open in March inside an existing Barneys Beverly Hills location. More cannabis stores are expected to appear in Barneys locations across California. The Beverly Hills store will feature an exclusive partnership with luxury cannabis…

How Barneys New York Captivated a New Audience With Experiential Retail
October 15, 2018 at 10:55 am

In episode 167 of Total Retail Talks, Danielle DiMaiolo Rendini, senior director of project management at Barneys New York, discusses how the luxury retailer's in-store experience has changed over the last few years. Rendini offers insights on how in-store technology has helped the legacy retailer compete in this new age of retail, why omnichannel experience…

Barneys New York Names New CEO
February 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

Daniella Vitale, formerly chief operating officer of Barneys New York, has been named chief executive officer of the luxury retailer. Her predecessor and mentor Mark Lee, who joined Barneys as chief executive in 2010, has been named executive chairman reporting to Richard Perry, whose hedge fund Perry Capital owns a majority stake in the company. Vitale,…

Net-A-Porter Hires Barneys’ Exec as Managing Director
September 12, 2016 at 11:46 am

Yoox Net-A-Porter Group has tapped luxury e-commerce veteran Matthew Woolsey to head up its Net-A-Porter business. Woolsey, who spent the past four years as the executive vice president of digital at upscale retail chain Barneys New York, will take over as Net-A-Porter’s managing director and head up its global expansion plans. Woolsey will be responsible for…

For Sale: Minority Stake of Barneys New York
July 7, 2016 at 9:47 am

Barneys New York Majority Owner Richard Perry is looking to sell part of the company. The hedge fund manager reportedly doesn’t want to put any more money into the business after opening a 58,000-square-foot Chelsea store. This comes after first-quarter, same-store sales dropped 10 percent from last year. Perry took control of the retailer in…

How Barneys is Digitizing its New York City Flagship Store
February 16, 2016 at 10:12 am

Barneys New York is opening a flagship store in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. The location, which will take up almost an entire city block on 7th Avenue, is a homecoming: it’s where the luxury department store, then a menswear brand, was originally founded in 1923. The return to its downtown roots comes about 20 years after the…

Barneys Agrees to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit Brought by Shopper
January 21, 2016 at 10:05 am

Barneys New York has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a black man who said he was racially profiled while shopping at the luxury Manhattan department store and questioned by police about a purchase, according to court documents filed on Tuesday. Trayon Christian, a technical college student from Queens, had sued Barneys and the city…

Barneys’ Chicago Employees Push to Unionize
September 22, 2015 at 11:09 am

Chicago employees of posh department store Barneys New York are seeking to unionize, with a chief concern being a company policy that requires sales associates to push the store credit card or face disciplinary action. About 70 percent of the company's 75 Chicago sales associates and shipping and distribution workers have signed cards indicating they wish…

Barneys New York Raises E-Commerce Ante With Site Relaunches
March 5, 2015

Barneys New York is ready to give its big luxury brethren a run for their money in the e-commerce wars. The department store company knows luxury customers demand beautiful presentation and personalized service, and that that applies online as well as to its stores. With that in mind, Barneys relaunched its e-commerce sites last Friday, proclaiming them to be the first by a luxury retailer to use responsive design, which greatly enhances product presentation online and allows better personalization of content to an individual's tastes.