NEW YORK — Barneys New York is breaking down the barriers.
After nearly two years of work, the upscale retailer has completed the renovation of the ground-floor men’s accessories department at its Madison Avenue flagship. The result is a bright and airy presentation of well-known and artisanal brands that cross all categories of business, from classic to designer. It also marks the continued “cross-pollination” of the separate men’s and women’s stores by widening the access and adding some crossover brands such as Hermès watches and bags from Bottega Veneta and Valextra as a bridge between the two buildings. A new revolving door was also added to the men’s main entrance to mimic that of the women’s store.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"