The long-awaited opening of Barneys in San Francisco has finally arrived! The luxury flagship now occupies a six-floor building in the downtown Union Square district, stocking everything from designer collections on the third floor to women's contemporary wear (think Helmut Lang and Marc by Marc Jacobs) on the Co-op floor.
Residents of Las Vegas and Scottsdale, Arizona, sit tight, the love is coming your way: Barneys is planning on opening a Sin City flagship in several months, and one in Scottsdale in 2009.
I had the honor of attending the opening party last night, and though it wasn't at the store, in a tent-like spread at Union Square park, it was in the spirit of Barneys' "Taste, Luxury, Humor." With go go dancers in disco-ball inspired unitards, a traveling pack of flappers and a massive disco ball hanging over the dance floor it was super fun. Stay tuned for partysugar's inside look over at Yum. And here I am, with a flapper-inspired look myself, and a fashionable buddy on the dance floor. Yay for Barneys San Francisco!
For a sneak peek inside the new Barneys,