Barneys launches enlarged luxury shoe department
Barneys New York unveiled the latest piece of its multi-year renovation - the new 22,000-square-foot luxury shoes space on its fifth floor, 58 percent larger than the old shoe floor). that is sure to have footwear fans pulling out their credit cards upon arrival. The new section at Barneys which was created under the direction of Dennis Freedman and interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg, features a minimalist, bright design, with white marble walls, brass fixtures, limestone flooring, iPad stations throughout (conveniently located next to the cushioned seats), and brass-mesh glass cases to highlight specific labels.
In the women’s area, those two spaces are designated for two of the store’s major brands, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. There are Barneys-exclusive (denoted with the XO signs) styles from Blahnik, Sergio Rossi, and Maison Martin Margiela for women, and for men, shoes from the likes of Battistoni, Endless, and Harris.
In celebration of its newest renovation completion, Barneys has launched Perfect Pairs, a campaign to support the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and its Americans for Marriage Equality Program, with 10 percent of sales from the new shoe floor between today and Sunday going to the HRC. Next to be finished on the retailer’s flagship makeover project is the women’s ground floor, set to be completed in September.
adapted from WWD