As you may have heard, Trader Joe’s and Urban Outfitters are getting a new neighbor, and his name is Barney. Come this September, Barneys Co-op will open up a new location on Atlantic and Court, solidifying Atlantic Avenue as Brooklyn’s upscale shopping destination. In case you’re wondering if this is a good thing or a bad thing for Brooklyn, and what, really, the difference is between Barneys New York and Barneys Co-op, let’s call the Co-op the artsy little sister.
The clientele is typically younger and the merchandise is more experimental, the Co-op is famous for putting new and emerging designers on the map. While it is lower priced than Barneys NY, contrary to what some may think, it is not a year-round warehouse sale of overstock Barneys merchandise.
I know what you’re thinking: access to fabulous designer clothing in our own backyard is great and all, but I kinda have to pay rent. We here at Brokelyn can relate, and so as an experiment, we scoured the lower depths, price-wise, of the Barneys Co-op website to see what the Cobble Hill outpost holds in store for those of lesser credit limits. Here’s an edited list of things that cost less than $100, many of them on sale:
Rogan straight-leg jeans, on sale, one-size only, $59.63.
Sammy Handmade in Ethiopia scarf, $85.
T by Alexander Wang cowl dress, $92.
Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses, $98.
Sammy Handmade in Ethiopia tie-dyed leather wallet, $98.
Converse by John Varvatos sneakers, $95.
Elmer Fudd hat, $49.