Thursday, September 4, 2014

Barneys New York LOVE YOURSELF Bag Event September 10-14, 2014 | Step-Up Gifts & GWP

Barneys Love Yourself Bag Event is Pre-selling NOW!
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I know that you have been waiting for details about the upcoming Barneys Bag Event, and here are some for you!! I will be updating this regularly, and am waiting to hear more about line specific Step-Up Gifts.

-The Bag Event will run from September 10-14, 2014

-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 $200.00 (this is based upon total pre-tax purchases in the cosmetics & fragrance department- not limited to a single counter or line). If you spend $200.00 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 the Step-Up Gifts will likely differ. I will bring you that information as soon as it is provided to me.


-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 $200.00 minimum for the gift bag before or after tax?
A: It is always a pre-tax minimum.

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 $200.00 pretax.

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: That depends, but 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 $200.00 shipping minimum to a US address). HOWEVER, the online Love Yourself Event features different (and FABULOUS) line specific Step-Up gifts, and the convenience of shopping online cannot be sufficiently underscored. The best way to optimize your online shopping experience is to order sooner rather than later so that you get what you want before things begin to sell out. This is an AMAZING event and so many people shop the event in-store and online that things can sell out very fast!

These Step-Up Gifts are those currently available at the Beverly Hills location at (310) 276-4400 Ext. 5613 (not online).
Love Yourself Gift Bag 
Now for the Gift Bag itself!!
  • TATCHA Luminous Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask
  • Radical Skincare Multi Brightening Serum
  • NARS Orgasm Illuminator
  • MAKE Eyeshadow in Santa Fe (Full Size)
  • Sisley deluxe sample of Black Rose Mask
  • Hourglass Mini Lipstick Femme Rouge in Grace
  • La Mer The Treatment Lotion
  • Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser
  • Révive Moisture Serum Extreme sample
  • 3LAB WW Cream
  • Koh Gen Do Cleansing Water Cloth (pack of 10)
  • Rituals T'ai Chi Shower White Lotus & Green Tea Foaming Shower Gel Sensation (Full Size)
  • Kai Roll On Perfume Oil (Full Size)
  • Givenchy Mini Le Rouge
  • Sunday Riley Artemis Oil sample
  • By Terry Hyaluronic Powder sample
  • Deborah Lippman Nail Polish in Virtual Insanity
  • Kevyn Aucoin Eyeliner Pencil in Defining Brown (Full Size)
  • Atkinsons 24 Old Bond St. Eau de Cologne sample
  • Moroccanoil Body Buff Exfoliant
  • Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream sample
  • Chantecaille Mini Mascara
  • 111 Skin Recovery Cream
  • Tiziana Terenzi mini candle
  • Maiyet Eau de Parfum sample
  • L'Artisan Perfumeur sample
  • Byredo Parfums Mojave Ghost Eau de Parfum
  • Molton Brown Orange and Bergamot Body Wash
**Samples in Gift Bag may vary**

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). If it is currently left blank that means that I am awaiting information about what the Step-Up Gifts will be, or whether they are having any.

PLEASE NOTE: These are the Step-Up Gifts from the Beverly Hills location that the Sales Associates currently either have on hand, or believe they will be receiving. It is also important to note that the Sales Associates are still waiting to hear what some of the vendors will be providing-- so not everything is as of yet set in stone. There also may be some variation from store to store, and they will differ from the line specific gifts that will appear online once the event is officially under way. Furthermore, if you see things that you want you should be aware that Barneys is already pre-selling, and that they may substitute gifts as they begin to sell out. Remember that things sell out very quickly because the LOVE YOURSELF BAG EVENT is a very popular (and fantastic) time to shop. In other words, don't wait too long if you plan to shop the event. Call your local Barneys to find out what Step-Up Gifts they are offering, or call the Beverly Hills location to see if they still have what is listed below. If your plan is to shop online, then shop early to get what you want before things begin selling out on the Barneys website.

111SKIN- Spend $250.00 and receive one Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask.

3Lab- They are having several levels of gifts. Spend $300.00 and receive a full size Perfect Cleansing Foam ($52.00 value). Spend up to $500.00 and receive a Perfect Moisturizer. Spend over $500.00 and receive the Perfect C Serum. Spend $750.00 or more and receive the H Serum. Contact the Beverly Hills counter to get yours while supplies last.

Aesop- Spend $200.00 and receive 4 travel size products in an Aesop bag.

Armani Beauty-

Beauty is Life- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.

By Terry- Spend $200.00 at By Terry and receive a gorgeous purple cosmetics bag with a deluxe sample of a newly launching moisturizer.

Chanel- No specific Step-Up Gift, but if you spend $250.00 at the Beverly Hills location you will receive numerous Chanel deluxe samples.

Chantecaille- Spend $225.00 in Chantecaille and receive a gift bag with samples.

Claudio Riaz- Spend $300.00 and receive a Claudio Riaz Shade Brush.

Clé de Peau Beauté- Spend $350.00 in Clé de Peau Beauté products and receive a full size Touche Brilliance Highlighter Pen.

Colbert MD- Spend $200.00 in Colbert MD products and receive a Deluxe Traveler Sampler. Spend $300.00 and receive the full size Illumino Body Oil ($100.00 value).

Davines- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.

Dr. Sebagh- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.

Eve Lom- Spend $250.00 and receive an assortment of deluxe samples.

Frédéric Malle- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.


Hourglass- Spend $175.00 and receive a 10 ml. Veil Mineral Primer.

Kai- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.

Kevyn Aucoin- Spend $125.00 receive a makeup bag with logo and a deluxe sample of mascara.

Kiehl's- Spend $125.00 in Kiehl's and receive a full size Ultra Facial Toner.

Koh Gen Do- I'm not sure of the minimum price, but KGD is offering a hard shell makeup bag with samples.

La Mer- Spend $400.00 and receive travel sizes of the following items: Crème De La Mer (original). Lifting Control Serum, Eye Concentrate and Cleansing Gel.

Lipstick Queen- Spend $40.00 and receive a Pink Poppy Cosmetics Bag.


Malin+Goetz- Minimum purchase TBD, but they will have their wonderful Glycolic Pads as a Step-Up Gift.

Mila Moursi- Spend $200.00 and receive a Cyro Serum/Ice Cube Infusion.

Molton Brown- Spend $75.00 in Molton Brown and receive a 100 ml. Pink Pepperpod Bath & Body Wash.

Moroccanoil- Spend $75.00 and receive a 50ml. Moroccanoil Body Souffle.

NARS- Spend $150.00 in NARS products and receive a 3 piece mini lipgloss set. NARS at the  Beverly Hills location will also be having a big color event on September 11-13.

Oribe- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.

Radical Skincare- Spend $300.00 in Radical Skincare and receive a full size Hydrating Cleanser. Spend $500.00 and receive a .50 ml. Youth Infusion Serum. Spend $1000.00 and receive a full size Instant Revitalizing Mask.

REN- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.

Révive- Spend $400.00 in Révive and receive a signature travel bag with travel sized and deluxe samples. Spend $650.00 and receive a full size Defensif Renewal Serum ($210.00 value). Spend $800.00 and receive a full size Intensité Volumizing Eye Serum ($350.00 value).

Rituals- Spend $60.00 and receive a 200ml. Magic Touch Whipped Body Cream.

Rodin Olio Lusso- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.

Serge Lutens- No step-up gift. However, your purchases will make you eligible for the gift bag.

Shiseido- Spend $200.00 in Shiseido products and receive a 2 oz. Future Solution Body Cream.

själ- Spend $200.00 in själ and receive a 10ml kashmir mask, 30ml kalla tonic, 4 ml saphir concentrate face oil and selected sampling sachets. Spend $400.00 receive a 30ml kashmir mask, 30ml mineral kalla tonic, 4ml saphir concentrate face oil, and a rose quartz stone.

Sunday Riley- Spend $300.00 and receive a deluxe size of the Start Over Eye Cream.

Surratt- Spend $200.00 and receive a full size Surréaliste Skin Concealer ($50.00 value).

TATCHA- Spend $350.00 in TATCHA and receive a deluxe travel kit of several of their products. Spend $450.00 and receive a single full sized mask and the deluxe travel kit.

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.

Verso- 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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  1. I have already pre-ordered. You are so right they sell out early on many items! Even as early as I ordered, some of the Fall Chanel colors were already gone.
    If you want to be spoiled call Irene at the Chanel counter (Manhattan flagship store). If you tell her Judith sent you she will EXTRA stuff your bag with goodies! She has been my SA for years and my eyes are wide when I start to unwrap my bag!
    You can contact her at:
    Irene Brossar
    Chanel Cosmetics
    VM 201-531-0100 x 64704
    She is away from the counter until Tuesday the 9th BUT i suggest you email her at so you can get started with your preorder. Even though Chanel does not specifically say they have a step up gift, Irene will gift you:) in abundance!

    1. Hi Judith! That's absolutely true things sell out very very quickly and often long before the event actually begins because of all of the pre-selling! The closer that it gets to the event the fewer things that remain! Thanks for sharing information about your favorite SA, Irene! I can't wait to hear what you think about your purchases and gifts!! :-)

    2. @delete Thank you so much for the SA contact! If I email Irene while she is away, do you know if she'll be able to let me know if items are available or not? Or will she just take my name and contact me when she's back at her counter? Sorry for all the questions...I'd love to use someone's well loved associate, but I'm ordering for someone else and am wondering if it'd be better to just call the store today since it seems lots of things are already running out (or so I've read on various boards). Thank you for any help!!

    3. @Gummy if you are can't get a hold of her I have been shopping with Ana Osorio at the Beverly Hills store (310) 276-4400 ext.5613 She is amazing and always takes great care of me. She's in Apothecary but always gets whatever I need from the entire department. I called the number that Helen provided and she answered the phone, and I have been shopping with her ever since! :) J

    4. i actually use irene as well and she is back at the counter currently

    5. Email Irene, she could get someone who is there to "hold" an item or check availability. She is so easy to work with!

    6. Just to be sure, I emailed Irene myself and she replied
      "Oh! I can always hold products for them. Even if I'm not at work I get orders and I fill them in when I'm back."
      And she replied within minutes! Another thing to remember. If your Sales Associate is from the Chanel counter, guess what brand of "extras" you will get:)
      She replied fro:

    7. @J Thank you so very much!!! Just spoke to Ana and she was very sweet :-) I'll be sure to keep her name for future reference! Thanks again!

    8. @Gummy-- you are very welcome! She is a total sweetie! I think Helen has been shopping with her for years. She's my very favorite SA! TOTALLY worth keeping her name!

    9. Wait, what?! Did you cave and end up going on a shopping spree for yourself Gummy?! Do tell!!!

    10. Hi J! Yes, you are right-- I have been shopping with Ana for many years now! I absolutely adore her! :-)

    11. I just want to thank Judith and Lola for sharing all of this wonderful and generous information! I contacted Irene and she was just lovely! She won't be back in the store until Tuesday but she is checking her email. I don't always indulge in the Barneys Event, but this looks like a very good one! I also had a very disappointing experience in the past when I placed the order online only to have almost everything turn out to be sold out and by the time I was notified it was too late - the bag was sold out. Contacting an SA at the store is the only way to go. Does that happen with the Space NK bag as well? Apologies for posting as Anonymous but Google Account as changed and posts my full name. Nina R.

    12. My pleasure, Nina! I haven't heard anybody say that they had what you experienced happen when they ordered the SpaceNK GWP online. :-)

    13. I just ordered from Irene! She was wonderful to work with and you can completely do it via email. I called her to give her my CC info. She's great! I got the Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil and the Tatcha face mist.

  2. hi Lola,
    i have my list made, but my list is kinda all over the place, meaning varies different brands. do you think i should still call the store to pre-order because i don't know which brand counter to call...if that makes sense...thanks for all your help!

    1. Hi! If you think that you will hit a Step-Up Gift threshold, or are concerned that some of the things that you want might sell out-- then it's definitely worth calling the store and getting in on the pre-sale. That way you definitely will know right then and there if they are out of anything that you want. Plus they sell through so much stock during this event that the earlier that you place your order the better! So if I were in your shows I would probably call as soon as I was sure about what I wanted! Sadly I have been so busy putting together these posts and working that I haven't had a moment to figure out what I want yet! What are you thinking of getting? Since you are getting things from lots of different counters-- just call the number and ext. above-- and they can get you whatever you need from anywhere in the department! :-)

    2. Thank you so much! i think i might have to call anyway because i just found out the NARS lipstick that i want, which is a Barney's exclusive, is sold out online! I will call tomorrow morning! =D

    3. My pleasure! That sounds like a good plan! Keep me posted! :-)

    4. Hi Helen! I just got my gift bag from Barney's Beverly excited but i found that the Kevyn Aucoin eyeliner was not there!! is this pretty common that gift bag contents are different/missing items? I feel bad to contact them but it is one of the items that i most look forward to...please advise!!! thanks =)

    5. I'm so glad that you received your Barneys order and gift bag! This happens all of the time, and has happened to me many times. There is never a guarantee that the bags that we receive are identical to the stock images, or the bags that are received at the beginning of the sale. Products are often substituted or they run out of them as they begin selling through the gift bags (since vendors provide the contents and can run out of things). Also so many people jump on the pre-sale long before the actual event begins so they likely get the first bags that were made. I know that when I have waited to figure out what I wanted once the event already began that I often didn't have everything that I saw in the stock images. I definitely wouldn't call to complain about it since they will tell you that there is no guarantee that every single bag will have all of the products from the stock image, and that substitutions often will take place. I know just how you feel though, and I have felt that way before, but at this point I'm happy when I get all of those goodies--even if what I get is missing something that I wanted, but often times it is just substituted for something else. Did you get the NARS Lipstick that you wanted? If so, is it amazing?! :-)

    6. Hi Helen, thanks for your response. The NARS lipstick is brighter on my lips than I thought...but it's still good :-)

    7. My pleasure! I bet that it looks gorgeous! Their new lipsticks are really breathtakingly beautiful! :-)

  3. I ordered from Irene at the Chanel counter (info posted above) and most of my order was not Chanel. I got some Le Labo Fragrance this time.
    Sales associates are not tied to one counter. Remember if you use Irene remind her Judith sent you and she will be generous:) Perhaps you have been curious about their skincare..I love Sublimage but i save that purchase for the Purple card event that gives gift certificates for dollars spent. I also love Le Nuit. In my opinion it is the best of the Resynchronizing Collection. I am pretty sure she would give you samples of those if you ask! I so wanted to try the new Jous Contraste blush in Innocence, but it is already sold out!
    Because Barney's does not list Chanel on their webpage I make my selections from Chanel's web page.
    The only bad thing about pre ordering is the wait for the bag:

    1. Nice choices! Yes, it's nice that the Sales Associates aren't tied to one counter. I find that most stores operate this way-- even the one's that would prefer you to stick to their counters. It definitely makes a huge difference to do all of your shopping through the same SA since the years of loyal patronage makes for an enduring relationship. They can always alert you to specials, let you know the moment things come in and grab them for you before they sell out, and of course they tend to be more generous with the gifts with purchase. I'm not surprised that Innocence already sold out, but I bet you can probably track one down! I'd say that securing what you want through preordering is definitely worth waiting for the bag! :-)

  4. Thank you so much Lola!! Your posts are always the most extensive and helpful - all your time spent is VERY much appreciated :-) Happy Fridaaaaaay!!! xo

    1. You are so welcome, Gummy! Thank you for all of the love and appreciation-- while it is no small task to compile all of this information- it is truly a labor of love to make it that much easier for all of you! Are you tempted? If so, what are you thinking about getting? Have a LOVELY weekend! <3

    2. Unfortunately I don't think I'll be participating this year, but I just placed an order for a blogger friend who lives out of the country :-) Off chance I might change my mind, but I've bought a lot of stuff lately, including clothes & shoes know ha ha :-)

    3. If you change your mind- I'd love to hear what you end up getting! :-)

  5. Thank you, Helen! I hope that you know how much we appreciate that you do this for every love yourself event! You rock! ;-)

    1. Absolutely my pleasure, J! Thanks for all of the love! <3

  6. Does anyone know which store has beauty bags in their inventory? An SA recommendation would be appreciated as well. It just sold out online and I'm so bummed :(

    1. Hi! I was just in the Beverly Hills store where I have shopped for years-- call Julius Gibson or Ana in the Apothecary area at (310) 276--4400 ext.5613 Tell them that Helen from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog sent you and they will take good care of you. I was just there today and they still had plenty of gift bags and step-up gifts left. I would recommend calling first thing in the morning 10AM PST so that they can grab what you need before more stuff sells out!

    2. Hi Anonymous! Helen (AKA Lola) :) told me about Ana and I just love her! She can get you anything from the entire department. She is hands down the best sales associate that I have ever had from any store anywhere anytime, period. She is very very sweet and you will love her. Be sure that you tell her that you came from Lola's Secret Beauty Blog-- and she will take extra good care of you. I will shop with her forever!

    3. I'm so glad that you love Ana, J! She's truly one of the very sweetest people that I know, and it makes me very happy that you see just how special a person she is! I'm glad that you are now among her loyal customers (as am I). You are a doll! <3

    4. if you are in nyc call cynthia at kiehls. she is fantastic and knows all the other lines as well. she will work with you on phone or via email as well.

    5. Thanks so much! I called Ana and placed my order :)

    6. My pleasure! I'm so glad that you placed your order and didn't have to miss out on this simply amazing GWP! What did you end up ordering? :-)

  7. It's almost that same time of year and I haven't heard a peep! Do you think they'll have this again in September?

    1. I haven't heard anything yet, but I do know that Space NK's will be on September 12.

  8. Oh goodie! I was wondering about that one too!

    1. I'm not sure how I missed this comment! Sorry! Yes, I am currently awaiting the Space NK gift bag that they are shipping to me this week. I will post pictures as soon as it arrives!

  9. Darn! I just realized I will be away at that time. Hope I have good internet at the hotel!

    1. I hope that you have a good internet connection as well! It sounds as though this is going to be another good one from them!

  10. I am hoping they have step up gift this time for Sisley as I'm going to get the face oil. I noticed that they did have it in at least one of your event posts, but not all of them. It was not the Fall one, though, so I'm crossing my fingers as that's ties for my favorite face oil.

    1. That would be amazing if they did! I'm so glad to hear that you are going to get their face oil! You already know, after your Sisley facial, just how amazing their face oil is! My fingers are crossed for you as well!

  11. Barneys in pre-selling now for the bag event! I hear that Sunday Riley has an amazing step up gift of 3, full size color products!!! Call Ashley @ the Beverly Hills counter to order. She is doll.

  12. The bag event at Barneys starts on the 10th. They are doing the pre-sell for it now! I hear that Sunday Riley has an amazing step-up gift; 3 full sized color products! Call your favorite associate at the Beverly Hills location and they will get you everything you need. Don't miss that Sunday Riley gift. It's worth over $100 alone!

    1. Hi BeautyGoddess90210, It actually started today :-)They have been in presage for the last week or two, but are definitely still taking lots of phone orders. :-)

  13. Barneys in pre-selling now for the bag event! I hear that Sunday Riley has an amazing step up gift of 3, full size color products!!! Call Ashley @ the Beverly Hills counter to order. She is doll.


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