We continue to be delighted at the haute new shopping options in and around San Francisco’s Union Square. The latest to dazzle us is Barneys New York, which just opened a haute new, dedicated men’s store in its San Francisco flagship location. This 19,000 square foot standalone shopping paradise for men is located at 2 Stockton Street and is connected to the women’s store through the lower level, creating a side-by-side flagship destination.
The freestanding men’s store is divided into two levels. The ground level, which features floor-to-ceiling abba grey marble provides a modern backdrop for a curated selection of leather goods, accessories, and sunglasses. A large central staircase invites shoppers to discover the floor below, which includes ready-to-wear, tailored clothing, personal furnishings and shoes. Anchored at the base of the spiral staircase is a dramatically enlarged men’s footwear area, which is nearly double the size of the former space for men’s shoes. Sofas and chairs upholstered with lush mohair in charcoals and darker earth tones complement the terrazzo flooring running throughout.
Men’s formalwear, a dedicated dress shirt alcove, and personal furnishings can be found towards the made-to-measure area and feature cerused oak and mirror polished stainless steel fixtures for a luxurious feel. A personal shopping suite can also be found on the lower level for a more private experience.
The San Francisco standalone men’s store includes Exclusively Ours (XO) collections from Public School, Hood by Air, Russell Westbrook x Tim Coppens, NSF, and Fear of God. Additional key designers featured in the flagship include luxury tailoring and sportswear labels Isaia, Sartorio, Boglioli, and Luciano Barbera, as well as an extensive selection of designer sportswear, shoes and accessories from Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Balmain, Fendi, Rick Owens, and Thom Browne.
This new space marks the first phase of a multi-year expansion and renovation on its San Francisco location; in Spring 2017 Barneys will relaunch the updated women’s store, complete with the addition of a Freds at Barneys New York, the retailer’s iconic contemporary Italian restaurant. We can hardly wait!
Photos by Drew Altizer