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Hi Jessica! My pleasure! This is always a happy announcement to make! :)
Yay! Can't wait to see what the step up gifts are... October is my bday month I am gonna do some damage!
Happy almost birthday, Jaly! I'd say that is the perfect excuse for a Barneys Love yourself splurge!!!!!!!!! Keep me posted on what you end up getting!
Yay! Been waiting for this... Oct is my bday month... can't wait to see the step up gifts ^_^
I will post about the Step-Up Gifts as soon as I get some solid information! :-)
So funny...I just got a voicemail from a SA yesterday about the event and immediately thought I need to come on here and look to see what you're saying about it! You always have all the details! I wonder if this bag will be better than the last few! Do you know anything about the step up gifts yet? I CAN"T WAIT! What's on your list?!
You are so sweet, Katie!!!!!!! I haven't heard anything about any of the step-up gifts yet, but will start compiling my mega post and begin collecting that information! I will post all of the details as they unfold! So far on my list I have The Organic Pharmacy Flower Petal Deep Cleanser and Mask. What's on your list? I am trying to be somewhat good since I lost my mind between the Neiman Marcus & Space NK Bag Events! As you know all too well- Barneys is where I traditionally lose my mind and spend the most-- so we'll see if I cave under the weight of my temptations. Truthfully the lines that I have been getting from them most recently (The Organic Pharmacy, Rodin, Kai) don't do (or at least haven't done in the past) Step-Up gifts-- so I have only ended up with the gift bag the last few times! Keep me posted on what you are getting, and let me know if there are specific lines that you are considering so that I can make a special effort to find out what they are doing. :-)
Thanks, now just to wait for the Bergdorf Goodman bag. Actually, I hope there is a bit of breathing space between the two so my pocket book can recover! Thanks for keeping us updated!
Beautifully said, Cynthia! I need a little breathing space between the as well since I really over-spent between the Neiman Marcus & SpaceNK bag events! I will give you updates as I get more information!
So I was at the Barneys on Madison Ave. this weekend. The Sunday Riley gals there are just lovely! They are having a multi-tier step-up, and the bag is camouflage with a hot pink zipper (sounds adorable!) and will be well-filled to celebrate the re-launch of the "new" cosmetics floors in NYC and BH. Now...about the oh-so-vaunted renovation...it was horrible! The lighting is so over-the-top bright I had to wear sunglasses! It still feels like a basement warren and there is a weird sense of feeling like one is going in circles and claustrophobia. Everything is white and blindingly bright - many of the female SAs "of a certain age" like me and are prone to migraines agreed with my assessment of the lighting when I explained my indoor sunglasses. Although I loved perusing the niche brands, it was not a relaxing, enjoyable experience.
Hi Nina! The bag sounds absolutely adorable! I have to get information on all of the Step-Up gifts going! Very cool that SR is doing a multi-tier gift! OH NO about the lighting. I have been too busy to make a trip to the BH location-- the promo picture that I saw was very bright and white. I had really hoped that the lighting was going to be more natural! That's so sad that it doesn't lend itself to relaxation!!! Moving cosmetics departments to the basement really does seem to be a new trend- as we discussed before. I have heard that Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills is supposed to be doing the same thing eventually. The first floor in luxury department stores is very very expensive real estate-- so if you can sell one very expensive pair of shoes or handbag-- think of how many tubes of Tom Ford or Guerlian lipsticks you would have to sell in order to be equivalent!!!!!!! It's a bummer though- there is nothing like a first floor location to run outside and make sure that the lipstick looks good in natural light! Have you decided what you are getting?
Do you know when they will release more information about the gifts?
I'm going to send them an email to ask. They tend to try to keep things pretty hush-hush until they get closer to the event. I will let you know as soon as i get more information!
Great thanks! Can't wait to find out more details =)
My pleasure!!!!!!!! Me too, however the lines that I have been buying for a while haven't participated in Step-Up gifts in the past-- so I probably will only be getting the gift bag! Hopefully you will get all sorts of delightful Step-Up Gifts! :-)
Hi Lola! Thanks for keeping us up to date on all things beauty! I LOVE the Barney's event and always call to order from a store because I do not live near a BNY. Anyway, I plan to order La Mer this time and my gal told me that there will be a separate gift with La Mer if you spend $350 (a bag of travel sized products) and you get the BNY bag too. I can't wait!!
My pleasure, Carol! As you know, I am a huge fan of their LOVE YOURSELF Bag Event as well! Calling to order is the way to go, especially if you know that your lines are having Step-Up gifts!! for all of the people, like you, who don't live near a store-- it is great to establish a relationship with SA/REP for your favorite lines-- then they notify you of any upcoming specials, and often give you some extras! It sounds like your La Mer GWP will be a good one! With any $250.00 purchase you will receive the gift bag, and let's face it-- it's pretty easy getting to $250.00! Keep me posted!
I was just at the nyc one as well and totally had the same experience about the lighting.. I was not a fan. I feel like I was caught in the spotlight and everyone was watching my every move. I'm not sure what it's like at other locations but the floor plan for the nyc store isnt just a huge open space, it has a lot of nooks and random sectioned off areas. The middle of the floor has a spiraling staircase and there's a section hidden away on the other side of the elevators... I feel like I can't just browse on my own. Anyway, rants aside I did find out about the Koh Gen Doh step up gift. It's very generous with $100 purchase, you get a trial set of their new skincare and a red bag of goodies (probably samples). I don't think I'm going to be buying anything this time. I just went today to pick up my Oribe dry shampoo. I think the spaceNK bags are way better. Hope you're doing well!
Hi AZ! I'm doing well-- I hope that you are as well! :-)That seems to be the consensus. What you describe sounds very uncomfortable. I wonder how different the experience would be if the lighting wasn't so bright? The KGD gift sounds nice! I'm going to have to find a little free time and go see the Beverly Hills remodel.I'm curious to see what the gift bag contains! OMG, The SpaceNK gift bags are just otherworldly!
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