Curious about how Barneys came to be?? Here’s what I found out…

“Barneys New York is a chain of specialty department stores. The company began in 1923, when Barney Pressman opened his first store in Manhattan with money he raised by pawning his wife’s engagement ring. Even after filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in 1996 and closing its Chelsea location and several outlets across the nation, Barneys has maintained its ability to attract both Upper East Side old guard and downtown’s fashion elite. Barneys industrial style Co-op department and stand-alone stores feature edgy, funkier styles and accessories for men and women. Barneys is easily recognized by its brilliant red awnings and imaginative window displays.”

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