-The Bag Event will run from Thursday, September 20 through Sunday, September 23. Presales will be charged to your card on September 19th-- Barneys cardholders will receive double points on that day, but only on their Barneys card.
-Barneys is already preselling- this is a good idea because this is the way to reserve the gift bag for you. They will be ringing the purchases up on Wednesday, September 19th. Barneys cardholder alert- take advantage of Double Points for the Bag Event (Double Points is September 13-19)!!
-The minimum purchase to get the legendary gift bag is $200 (this is based upon total pre-tax purchases in the cosmetics & fragrance department- not limited to a single counter or line). If you spend $250.00 before tax from the store shipping is free (US only. Shipping fees apply to international addresses).
ONE BAG PER CUSTOMER & WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.
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The Gift Bag itself: Here's a sneak preview of some of the products and brands in the gift bag: Cle de Peau, Chantecaille, Oribe (Signature Shampoo & Conditioner), Revive, NARS, Deborah Lipmann polish, Radical Skincare (Exfoliating Pads), 3Lab ("M" Cream), Malin+Goetz, Kevyn Aucoin, Frederic Malle, YSL (Serum), By Terry, REN (Glycolactic Renewal Mask), Kai (perfume Oil sample), Molton Brown, Sunday Riley (mini mascara), Shiseido, Koh Gen Do, Sue Devitt, Hourglass, assorted fragrance samples, and I'm sure I have missed a few. Sometimes there are substitutions- so the contents of your bag may vary somewhat. All of these lovelies are housed in a generous sized color-block bag with a zipper that is quite similar in design to the February Bag (link below)- though it will differ in color to reflect the season. I will post the actual bag the moment I get it!
|Love Yourself Gift Bag September 2012 (source: Barneys)|
These bags never disappoint. They generally include a mixture of full-sized products, deluxe samples, and regular sized samples. Trust me when I tell you that they really stuff the bag with lots and lots of products!
I have had several requests about line specific step-up gifts from my beloved readers- so here are a few of them:
Beauty is Life- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
By Terry- with a $300.00 purchase receive a gift bag of By Terry samples. (UPDATE: No, I'm sorry that I don't know which samples are included. I would recommend speaking with a By Terry SA).
Chantecaille- with a $200.00 purchase receive a red bag with a full-sized lip liner in Tone, and 3 deluxe skincare samples (mask, cream, and the Rice Geranium Cleanser). They have The Elephant Palette ($82.00) in stock, but they are preselling them fast-- so run, don't walk to the phone if you want one!! (UPDATE: Yes- there were several Elephant Palettes still available when I spoke to the SA at the Beverly Hills Location a couple of days ago-- but you need to call to confirm that they haven't yet presold out at any of the Barneys locations that will plan to patronize. I suspect those are going to really sell like hot-cakes across the board since they are gorgeous drool-worthy palettes-- not to mention the fact that they are limited edition).
Claudio Riaz- with a $250.00 purchase receive a full size eyeshadow (a neutral shade).
Colbert MD- Free full size Nourish Eye Cream when you purchase two products (excludes the purchase of Intensify Facial Disks).
Davines- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
Hourglass- Spend $200.00 and receive a 10ml. Veil Mineral Primer ($17.00 Value).
Kai- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
Kiehl's- With a $125.00 purchase receive EITHER a full size Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter (8 oz. size $36.00 value) (reviewed here) OR the small size Ultra Facial Cream. If you spend $200.00 you get both gifts!!
Koh Gen Do- With a $200.00 purchase receive a full size Aqua Foundation White Primer along with some other goodies.
Malin+Goetz- Travel size Moisturizer and Cleanser when you purchase 3 Malin+Goetz items (not 3 lip balms!!). (Update: I'm afraid I don't have information more specific about the step-up gift. I would recommend calling the counter to ask. Yes, it is the Grapefruit Cleanser that I have been using of theirs, not the Jojoba Face Scrub-- which I have never tried. But now you have me curious about it because I love great face scrubs!).
NARS-Spend $200.00 and receive a full-size Multiple Stick (I'm unsure of the color, but hear that it is one of the more red hues). (Update: To the three lovelies who asked about the NARS Andy Warhol Collection-- I'm not sure whether or not Barneys is carrying, or going to be carrying any of that collection. I would urge you to call them to find out.)
Oribe- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag. (Update: Yes, Oribe very often participates in the Bag Event-- that is how I got hooked on their products to begin with!).
REN- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
Rodin Olio Lusso- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
själ-Purchase 3 items and receive a full size cleanser. (UPDATE: Sorry, I don't have anything more specific than the fact you need to purchase 3 items. I agree that the Pearl Enzyme Exfoliating Mask is wildly popular-- so yes, if it were me I would definitely call to reserve one of those if you are concerned that it might sell out).
Sponge- Spend $200.00 and receive a full-sized Body Milk (Galaktoma Somatos reviewed here). (UPDATE: To the two lovely ladies who asked about the Krema Lambrini- I was told that they are sold out at the Beverly Hills location because I was trying to preorder it. If you are still trying to get one- I would suggest calling the store near you to see if they have any left).
Tatcha- With $175.00 purchase you will receive a travel kit filled with their products. With a $250.00 purchase you will also receive a full-sized Tatcha mask (single pack). (UPDATE: Sorry, I don't know how large the travel size products are).
Sunday Riley- With a $250.00 Sunday Riley purchase you will receive a full-sized Effortless Breathable Primer in shade Medium. (UPDATE: Yes, I have heard that they have a nice treat in the gift bag- they always offer really lovely and generous things during Bag Event-- that's how I got hooked on their lip gloss!).
Tracie Martyn Skincare- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag. (Update: Sorry, I don't know if they are participating in the Gift Bag).
I was asked by several people whether I really think that these Barneys Gift Bags are all that they are hyped up to being, and my answer is absolutely! The Barneys Bag Event is extraordinary- I have never been disappointed by a single one, and the bags themselves are amazing.
I will be updating this post-- so bookmark it and check it frequently for any updates, or added specials!!
I would not suggest waiting until the last minute to preorder, because some things really sell quickly during the event-- it's a good idea to call the counters that you are interested in to reserve your bag and all of the goodies that you want to buy.
Until then, if you are planning to partake- might I suggest that you set a realistic budget, check your stash, and make a list. I tend to stalk the Barneys website to help me make my list-- so that might work for you as well.
If you have any questions, post them in the comments section below, and I will try to get an answer for you. This is preferable to emailing me since I invariably am asked the same questions-- so this way everyone gets the answers.
Are you planning on partaking? If so, what are you thinking of getting?