By  on October 7, 2019

Sam Ben-Avraham seems to have found some friends in his quest to buy Barneys New York out of bankruptcy.

Sources said the trade show veteran and Kith backer has been in talks with fashion financier Gary Wassner to raise money and try to take control of the luxury retailer. Wassner has been close to the Barneys business for years, helping designers ship goods to the company as chief executive officer of factoring firm Hilldun Corp. He also sits on the unsecured creditors committee in the Barneys bankruptcy and is a vocal advocate for American designers.

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