Barneys Invades Brooklyn

The hipster (and newly migrated Manhattan-moneyed) population of Brooklyn, New York will soon be getting luxury retailer Barneys as a neighbor – or more accurately, Barneys cooler, younger sibling, Barney’s Co-Op. Set to open in September 2010 in Cobble Hill, an area known for its many family run shops, meat markets, and quaint yet chic restaurants, the retailer is a seemingly perfect fit as it offers less expensive but just-as-coveted brands such as Alexander Wang, Rag and Bone, and Marc by Marc Jacobs amongst others. The store is the first in Brooklyn and the first opening in five years.