Thursday, February 7, 2008

Barney's (NOT the "beanery")

The big Barney's Warehouse sale is back once again at the Santa Monica Airport. The sale runs from 2/7 - 2/18. You can save 50%-80% on designer fashions in for men, women & children (clothing and accessories) and items for the home.

This sale is not for the faint of heart. You have to do a LOT of digging in this huge place! And, let's face it, the items are designer & prices are not dirt cheap for the most part. Savings start small early in the sale & end up at a larger percent off as the sale draws to its close. Be prepared for crowds & "Andy Gumps" if you need to relieve yourself. There are NO fitting rooms, either! Don't be shy -- people will be dropping their drawers & changing clothes all over the warehouse right in front of you. They do have mirrors, though. I find the best way to shop is in a dress with a fitted top & fuller skirt, so I can slip pants on & off underneath without overly exposing myself!

Might be the only time some of us non-celebs can MAYBE afford a pair of Manolo's! Some of the items are pure junk if you wait until the end of the sale, but my man has scored some premium denim for about $40! Speaking of men, the suit selections are awesome & they even have employees there to measure you to help you find the correct size.

Santa Monica Airport Hanger, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica. 310-276-4400.

Happy Hunting!

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