Monday, February 23, 2009

It's Almost Here... Barneys CO-OP

Greetings, all! I'm Elizabeth of Peacock Feathers and I am very excited to be making my debut as a regular contributor to One Fine Philly! For my first post, I want to focus on one of my very favorite topics... shopping.

As some of you may have heard, Barneys CO-OP is finally coming to Philadelphia. It's been in the works for what seems like ages, but the signs are up at 10 Rittenhouse Square (the building next to Barnes & Noble on Walnut Street) and they are hiring their sales staff. If all goes well, it should be open by summer.


Why am I so psyched? Because, while Philly is home to some truly great boutiques (Petulia's Folly, Joan Shepp, Third Street Habit, Boyd's) carrying the most fashion-forward lines, we desperately need a real premiere shopping destination. An all-in-one store that features the hottest lines plus the more avant-garde collections that we may not have all heard of yet. With Barneys CO-OP, we'll be seeing stalwarts such as Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, Sigerson Morrison and A.P.C. mixed with young guns like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone and Vena Cava. How aweasome is that?!

If you're anything like me, you are jonesing for milder weather, and so with that in mind, I created a couple ensembles from the new season lines at CO-OP. I know most of us are on tighter budgets these days, but it's certainly fun to look and gain a bit of inspiration. And so, I hope this all leaves you excited for spring and, of course, for doing some shopping/browsing/dreaming!

(Top collage, from left: Brygid dress, Diane von Furstenberg; jeweled bracelet, Fallon; cut-out bag, Erva; Kori sandal, Jean-Michel Cazabat. Bottom collage, from left: Bogart trench and Porta dress, Diane von Furstenberg; exotic metal flower pin, 3.1 Phillip Lim; leather nut-and-bolt bangle, Giles and Brother; braided chain wedge, Sigerson Morrison; Samira leather and lace clutch, Mayle)

3 comments:

  1. I love your site, it's so fresh and beautiful. i spoke to someone in the know and they SWEAR the Barney's is opening 4/1/09. SO we will see. i will link you.
    -PhillyChitChat

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  2. We are on track to open the new Barneys New York CO-OP store in Philadelphia on April 2, 2009. BarneysPR

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  3. Great news! And great post Peacock!! I love having you as part of the team.

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