116 Wooster Street, New York, NY (Prince & Spring Sts.)
Even the fashion cognoscenti are penny-pinching frugalistas nowadays – and they know where to look dapper while they’re doing it. An offshoot of Barneys New York, Barney’s CO-OP offers younger, edgier, trendier and generally less expensive labels than its uptown flagship. Designer wares can be found from Band of Outsiders, Alexander Wang, Daryl K, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ksubi, Stella McCartney, and Vena Cava. There are two downtown locations – one in Chelsea on 18th St. and a Women’s-only boutique in Soho on Wooster St. and they’re both friendlier in design than their department store counterpart. We highly recommend you mark your calendar for their infamous Warehouse Sale, when in late February and late August, the masses converge at the Chelsea store. Trust us, what you’ll score at these prices is worth every (pinched) penny.
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