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Posted at 3:57 PM ET, 03/29/2005

What's In a Name?


When I heard Barneys New York had made plans to arrive in Chevy Chase this fall, I practically swooned with pleasure. But it was a quick swoon, made much less pleasurable by the fact that instead of a clone of the flagship Madison Avenue store (with its cosmetics floor showcasing every new niche brand of makeup and fragrance, the to-die-for housewares department, the first floor that entices with fashion jewelry by the likes of Lanvin and cushy handbags by Henri Beguelin -- should I go on?) here in D.C., it pained me to learn, we were going to get the co-op store, which as I understand is going to be, yes, quite a big space, but stocked with lots of T-shirts, jeans, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Theory clothing, which we already have in abundance. Pardon my grump, but I was hoping for the moon and now I'm just not expecting very much that's new.

-- Janet

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DC isnt fashionable enough to warrant a full-size Barneys.

Posted by: Bryan | March 30, 2005 9:48 AM | Report abuse

I was just at Barney's Co-op yesterday in NYC and besides basics like DVF, MJ and Theory, it also features a lot of up and coming designers that one would be hard-pressed to find in DC. Not as big and glitzy as Barney's proper, sure, but it's a good start in a town that needs as many hip new stores as it can get.

Posted by: dcnative | March 30, 2005 11:25 PM | Report abuse

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