How to Join
the Fashion Spot / the Finishing Touches / Shop Till You Drop
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
26-12-2005
  1
tailored
 
kimair's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: San Francisco
Gender: femme
Posts: 14,486
Barneys: coming to a city near you
from wwd:

Quote:
Barneys New York is blazing ahead with its nationwide expansion plans in major metropolitan markets.

The retailer is said to be looking at sites from Long Island in New York to Las Vegas and everywhere in between for full-sized flagships. It fits in with Barneys' drive to build itself into a $1 billion business under new owner Jones Apparel Group.

The expansion is the second time Barneys has attempted to roll out flagships after its ill-fated attempt in the Nineties. Barneys also faces increasing competition this time around in the turbulent retail landscape.

In an interview earlier this year, Howard Socol, chairman, chief executive and president of Barneys, said, "Right now, we are very busy planning through 2008. The number-one priority is to roll out flagships. Co-Ops are number two."

In Vegas, sources said Barneys is on the floor plans for The Shoppes at The Palazzo, opening in fall 2007, a major upscale project in The Venetian Resort. The Venetian is owned by General Growth Properties, the nation's second largest mall developer.

On Long Island, Barneys is in talks with Taubman Centers, which is planning a mall in Oyster Bay. Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom are lined up to be tenants there as well.

Those sites are in addition to the previously announced Barneys Boston flagship scheduled to open in Copley Place in the spring, and a Barneys opening in NorthPark Center in Dallas this fall. An announcement on the Dallas site ó in a former Lord & Taylor store ó is expected soon and the store should be open by next fall.

Barneys officials and real estate sources have previously cited San Francisco, Atlanta, San Diego, Miami, Washington and the Chicago metro area as potential locations for stores. The vision is for rolling out Barneys New York "flagships" through 2008 of at least 50,000 to 80,000 square feet and a full representation of designer and private label merchandise, while continuing to roll out Barneys Co-Op shops.

__________________
j'adore couture (life in fashion and in print)
  Reply With Quote
 
26-12-2005
  2
flaunt the imperfection..
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,644
very interesting news...
thanks kimair...

__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior



  Reply With Quote
26-12-2005
  3
V.I.P.
 
faust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New York City
Posts: 10,312
I hope they took a long hard look at where Saks is right now before going forward with this.

  Reply With Quote
26-12-2005
  4
V.I.P.
 
Caffeine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: North Williamsburg, NY
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,704
^I have been anxious for a long time. I always take a peek at the Boston store's construction site...of course no goods in it yet. I just hope that they have better stock there than the chestnut hill store.
Saks is quite sad now...I went there and couldn't find many things that I want even at 70% off. Their racks are still full, and I wonder where they are right now financially...
Thanks for the article Kimair!

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
barneys, city, coming
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:26 PM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.