Nordstom Vs Barneys

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    Dec 19, 2007 1:14 AM GMT
    I know it's basically stating Westside vs Eastside, but since i've been to both i have to ask which do you prefer, and why?
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    Dec 19, 2007 1:33 AM GMT
    I want to go to BArneys, and one of my bosses got me something from Barneys, but right now I say Nordstrom...it is pretty in there.
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    Dec 19, 2007 1:51 AM GMT
    um... what's Nordstom and Barneys? icon_redface.gif
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    Dec 19, 2007 2:42 AM GMT
    igz3112 wrote: "I know it's basically stating Westside vs Eastside, but since i've been to both i have to ask which do you prefer, and why?"

    Well east coast vs west coast anyway...

    I like them both, both have different unique personalities, maybe I prefer Barney's a little because it sometimes seems like a more 'masculine' environment. But that is just window dressing.

  • Starboard

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    Dec 19, 2007 3:35 AM GMT
    No comparison. Soccer moms shop at Nordstrom. People who drive "really nice" Buicks shop at Nordstrom. It's a department store. Barneys is a specialty store...I think it would make more sense to compare Nordstroms to Neiman Marcus and Barneys to Fred Segal.
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    Dec 19, 2007 5:07 AM GMT
    Nordstrom is my choice--it's cheaper than Barney's and has a lot of quality clothing. Their suit department is terrific for people like me who need separates or custom-tailored clothing. Their smartcare shirts NEVER need ironing. They have a great shoe department, and they carry Tommy Bahamas. Their sales team is also really fantastic--my personal shopper Chelsea calls me whenever there's a sale or a new shipment of clothing I'd like, and she has on more than one occasion gotten me out of a sartorial bind by having something tailored and shipped in a day.

    Not to say that I don't like Barney's, but the one in Chicago is a little more uptight and has fewer clothes that I'd actually wear.
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    Dec 19, 2007 5:34 AM GMT
    I have never heard of Barney's.

    Maybe next year, when I am over all this crap, I will get me one of those personal shoppers at Nordstoms, to get my outside looking as good as I will be inside...have my own personal personal what not to wear things. ... icon_lol.gif
  • liftordie

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    Dec 19, 2007 5:36 AM GMT
    WTF??? never heard of Barney's???? i am authorized to confiscate your fag card immediately!!
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    Dec 19, 2007 6:13 AM GMT
    What's next? Target vs. Walmart. Are we this bored?
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    Dec 19, 2007 6:51 AM GMT
    no it's a simple question, there are clear signs as to which place people prefer i was merely curious to see if i was a geographical location thing or with what you grew up with. as for your question, target no comparison


  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 19, 2007 12:58 PM GMT
    Well I certainly have heard of Barneys, but haven't been there. Nordstroms is a very nice store overall.

    Target v. Walmart? I detest Walmart, Target is a reasonable place.
  • TonyD

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    Dec 19, 2007 1:43 PM GMT
    Barney's, def.
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    Dec 19, 2007 3:06 PM GMT
    Barneys = pretentious. There are only 10 Barney's stores in the world. You can't even compare that to Nordstroms. Its much more like a boutique

    Nordstroms = Normal. Including The Rack, Nordstrom has close to 200 stores. Nordstroms is your quintessential department store.

    I don't see how you can compare them?
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    Dec 19, 2007 4:02 PM GMT
    Just visiting a Nordstrom is a hike. Never seen a Barneys.

    Nothing against Nordstroms but it doesn't offer anything reasonable. They just don't offer anything that is justifiably better than what I can find elsewhere.

    Its like traveling to China and buying McDonnalds. It may or may not taste different in China but why buy it there when I can get the same thing at home.


  • jarhead5536

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    Dec 19, 2007 4:06 PM GMT
    Barney's.
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    Dec 19, 2007 5:35 PM GMT
    Would someone describe to me what a Barney's store is like, please? Are they located in the north or something?
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    Dec 19, 2007 8:55 PM GMT
    Caslon,

    Like I said before, Barney's is very boutique like. Their sales people are want to be your best friend and cater to your every need.

    They have much more exclusive merchandise also.
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    Dec 23, 2007 10:33 AM GMT
    I live near a Barney's co-op; it's not that great. I like Nordstrom. The half yearly sale is the day after xmas. Great deals on nice shit.
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    Dec 23, 2007 1:32 PM GMT
    Does Barneys sell fur and fur trim? I know Nordstrom's does. I won't shop at any stores that sell fur unless it is a thrift store (they don't choose to trade in murder).

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    My favorite Chicago thrift store is The Unique, with Village Discount being a close second, and The Brown Elephant being third (good cause but terrible selection).
  • TonyD

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    Jan 04, 2008 12:50 AM GMT
    After some thought, I remember a terrible experience in a Barney's.

    However, I don't care for Nordstrom's either-start a new thread: Neiman's vs Macy's? icon_smile.gif