Barney’s Gets a Makeover
Barneys New York just unveiled a new shoe floor at its Madison Avenue flagship in NYC. For the first time, the men’s and women’s footwear will be displayed on the same floor in a cream-and-taupe colored, 22,000-square-foot space.
The salon, designed by architecture firm Yabu Pushelberg with Barneys’ Creative Director, Dennis Freedman, features a gallery-like aesthetic with white Italian marble walls, translucent brass-mesh glass figures, and stainless steel tables. The overall look is clean and luxe, leaving the attention on the kicks, which are by brands like Narciso Rodriguez, Balenciaga, and Pierre Hardy. Travel accessories and iPad stations, with access to Barneys.com and The Window, are sprinkled throughout.
“The opening of our new fifth floor for shoes is another milestone in our multi-year plan to renovate our Madison Avenue flagship, which creates new cross connections between the women and men floors,” said Mark Lee, CEO of Barneys New York in a press release. “We are excited to unveil this luxurious new environment to our customers and shoe designers.” Next up is the redesign of the women’s ground floor, which will be ready in September.