Barneys Love Yourself Bag Event is Pre-selling NOW!
Barneys New York Online has their Own SPECTACULAR Step Up Gifts!! Click here to see what they are doing for the Love Yourself Event!
-The Bag Event will run from Tuesday, October 15 through Saturday, October 19.
-Barneys is already pre-selling- this is the best way to reserve the gift bag for you.
-The minimum purchase to get the gift bag is $250.00 (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).
-You can order online to get the bag, but it will not include step-up gifts. I recommend ordering through a store directly if the lines you are interested in are participating in step-up gifts. Additionally, this way you can be assured that a gift bag has been reserved for you.
ONE BAG PER CUSTOMER & WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.
-Step-up gifts are line specific gifts beyond the gift bag. For instance, if you spend a certain amount of money with a particular line they will give you an additional gift from their line. They often give full-sized products- making it all the more tempting. You will still get the Gift Bag even if you spend enough in a particular line to qualify for their step up gift.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (if you have more questions- just ask!):
Q: Is the $250.00 minimum for the gift bag before or after tax?
A: It is always a pre-tax minimum.
Q: Is there ever variation in the gift bag contents?
A: Yes, your friend in Chicago might end up with slightly different items than someone in NYC or LA, for instance. Vendors often supply goods even during the week of the event.
Q: Do step-up gift minimum purchase prices ever vary from store to store?
A: It appears that it does happen. That is why I stated that the information that I have provided here is from the Beverly Hills location.
Q: Is it really that important that I pre-purchase what I want?
A: It really is. Things sell out quickly during this event, and they quite often run out of the really hot step-up gifts (sometimes before the sale even officially begins).
Q: Will there be any free international shipping for this event?
A: I was told that free shipping is US only if you spend $250.00 pretax. You may want to verify that if you shop at a location other than Beverly Hills.
Q: If you could give me one piece of advice about the Bag Event, what would it be?
A: Set a realistic budget that you can live with and afford, and stick to it! The Bag Event happens twice a year- you can do it again! Make a list of what you want and do your best to stick to it- otherwise it can become a very very expensive event, trust me.
Q: Is there an advantage to ordering from a store over the phone rather than online (since I don't have a store near me)?
A: There can be. Here's why: a) First of all, if they sell out of what you want online it may take some time for you to receive notification since they sell so much during these events. This can sometimes mean that you find out after the Bag Event ends, and thus you miss out on the event altogether, b) Sales associates often add in other samples, and often include their business cards so that you can establish a relationship with them (and then they call you to alert you of specials, pull step-up gifts for you etc.). Trust me, this makes all of the difference in the world, and c) You can be eligible for free shipping with in-store over the phone purchases (provided that you make the $250.00 shipping minimum to a US address).
These Step-Up Gifts are those currently available at the Beverly Hills location at (310) 276-4400 Ext. 5613.
Michelle graciously sent me a picture of her gift bag, and as you can see it is quite impressive and worthwhile! Thank you so much, Michelle!
This is the bag at Barneys!
This is what I brought home.
Now for the Gift Bag itself!! The bag actually contains far more than is shown in this stock photo. I will update and post as soon as it arrives. It's a cute Camouflage bag with a hot pink zipper. Here's a sneak preview of some of the brands you can expect to see in the gift bag: Cle de Peau, Chantecaille, Revive, NARS, Make, Givenchy, Hourglass, Sachajuan, Radical Skincare, TOCCA, Malin+Goetz, Kevyn Aucoin,YSL, KAI, and more. Sometimes there are substitutions- so the contents of your bag may vary somewhat. Everyone who I have spoken to says this is an awesome bag with a few full sized products and bursting with samples.
The bags contain a mixture of full-sized products, deluxe samples, and regular sized samples.
I have had several requests about line specific step-up gifts from my beloved readers- so here are a few of them (click on name brand to direct you to their page on the Barneys website):
3Lab- Spend $500.00 and receive a full size Cleanser. Spend $1500. and receive a full size W Eye Cream.
Aesop- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
Armani Beauty- Spend $250.00 and receive a makeup bag with a deluxe size Eyes to Kill Mascara and generous skincare samples.
Beauty is Life- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
By Terry- Spend $250.00 and receive your choice of a sample of one of the two new fragrances (your choice of Ombre Mercure or Lumière d' Épices) and a mini Baume de Rose.
Chanel- No specific Step-Up gift, but if you make Chanel purchases they will give several deluxe samples. I was told by the Sales Associate that they are including a mascara, samples of Sublimage Cream and a few other things in the gift bag as well. Also Barneys does not have Chanel Cosmetics on their website- so there is no hyperlink for you.
Chantecaille- Spend $250.00 and receive deluxe samples. Spend $500.00 and receive deluxe samples plus a Powder Brush.
Clé de Peau Beauté- Spend $350.00 and receive a full size Lip Treatment or Makeup Remover. Spend $500.00 Receive the Lip Treatment or Makeup Remover AND A full size Body Cream or Serum (While supplies last, and substitutions may occur).
Colbert MD- Spend $200.00 and receive a skincare set that includes a serum, day cream and night cream. Spend $400.00 and receive the skincare set PLUS a full size cleanser.
Davines- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
Dr. Sebagh- Spend $250.00 and receive skincare samples.
Eve Lom- Spend $250.00 and receive a small Classic Cleanser.
Frédéric Malle- Spend $200.00 and receive a 1 oz. Room Spray.
Fresh- Spend $100.00 and receive a bag filled with deluxe samples.
Givenchy- Spend $200.00 and receive a deluxe sample of Noir Couture Mascara in black.
Hourglass- Spend $200.00 and receive 2 deluxe sized Primers (No. 28 and Veil).
Kai- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
Kevyn Aucoin- Spend $150.00 and receive a full size eye brow liner.
Kiehl's- Spend $125.00 and receive a free 8 oz. Creme de Corps Soy Milk Honey Whipped Body Butter. Spend $200.00 and you will receive the 8 oz. Creme de Corps Soy Milk Honey Whipped Body Butter and an Ultimate Strength Hand Salve.
Koh Gen Do- Spend $100.00 and receive a travel set of their skincare products.
La Mer- Spend $350.00 receive generous deluxe skincare samples.
Make- Spend $150.00 and receive a travel size eye makeup remover.
Malin+Goetz- Spend $200.00 and receive a full size hand cream.
Mila Moursi- Spend $300.00 and receive a travel size Dual Action Serum.
NARS- Spend $$150.00 and receive a Mini Orgasm Blush and a Deluxe size Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Gold Digger. Spend $200.00 and receive a full size Eyeshadow Duo in Taiga. Spend $250.00 and receive a full size Blush/Bronzer Duo in Laguna/Desire.
Natura Bissé- Spend $350.00 and receive The Cure Set (Deluxe samples in box-- a lovely gift!).
Oribe- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
Radical Skincare- Spend $300.00 and receive a full size cleanser. Spend $500.00 receive a full size cleanser and deluxe moisturizer. Spend $750.00 and receive the full size neck cream. While supplies last and there maybe be more choices.
REN- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
Révive- Spend $400.00 and receive a silver bag with a deluxe cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer and more. Spend $650.00 (pre-sale) and receive the aforementioned gift PLUS a full size Clay Mask. Ask for Alexandra in Beverly Hills).
Rodin Olio Lusso- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
Shiseido- Spend $200.00 and receive a free full size Benefiance Lip Treatment. Spend $250.00 and receive a full size Retinol Eye Mask.
själ- Spend $200.00 and receive a deluxe sample of Balans Deep Pore Cleanser and Kasmir Saphir Perfecting Mask. Spend $400.00 and receive a 1 oz. Kasmir Saphir Perfecting Mask and a travel size Cleanser.
Sunday Riley- Spend $250.00 and receive a full size Tinted Primer. Spend $350.00 and receive a full size Tinted Primer and a Blush.
Surratt- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
TATCHA- Spend $250.00 and receive a single full-size Mask.
The Organic Pharmacy- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
Tracie Martyn Skincare- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.
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 pre-order, 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.
If you want to place an order in store, feel free to call the Beverly Hills Location (310) 276-4400 Ext. 5613. There are sometimes some variations in the gifts from store to store- the aforementioned step-up gifts reflect what is being done at the Beverly Hills location.
Are you planning on partaking? If so, what are you thinking of getting?
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