Just shy of a century after being founded there and two decades since leaving to move up to Madison Avenue, Barneys New York is returning to their original home at Seventh Avenue and 17th Street.
Barneys New York has certainly evolved since Barney Pressman founded it as Barney’s Clothes, a humble pipe-rack menswear store, in Chelsea in 1923. In 1993, they moved up to the Madison Avenue flagship at 60th Street and bid farewell having one in Chelsea—until now.
The 58,000-square-foot space, which takes up nearly a whole block, was designed by Steven Harris Architects and includes five floors anchored by a signature spiral staircase. The store carries men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, footwear, and cosmetics. It also houses a personal shopping suite on the fourth floor, a Freds restaurant (with its own unique menu) on the third floor, and in the basement, a beauty shop, apothecary, and an outpost of Blind Barber.
In honor of the February opening, the Barneys New York flagship store have tons of exciting New York tributes planned, including inaugural window displays featuring a Bruce Weber photo series, exclusive capsule collections from local favorites like Alexander Wang and Proenza Schoulder, and plenty more.