Barneys had a great run by many measures. The retailer opened its doors in 1923 and kept its luxury appeal alive for almost a century, but Barneys declared bankruptcy and is the latest casualty in the retail apocalypse. We'd pour one out, except Barneys continues to troll us with its "liquidation" sale.
By sale, I mean, it is slashing prices between 5% to 10% off. That's it. 5% off on luxury goods. The sales tax in New York City alone is 8.875%; this "sale" doesn't even cover the price of buying stuff in New York. If you were hoping to score amazing deals on an oversize Balenciaga parka coat or a holographic Jin Soon nail polish, don't hold your wallet open. Naturally, the internet had a blast roasting this sale over a fire pit.