New Arrivals: Prada Spring Summer

The Spring collections are starting to ship and The Blonde & The Brunette will be updating you as things happen. Prada Spring/Summer is starting to arrive at retail stores (like Neiman’s) and Prada Boutiques this week.  The sad news is Barneys New York will only carry Prada shoes.  Ready-to-wear and handbags have already been replaced.  Barney’s has a new CEO, Mark Lee, and the Prada exit was apparently planned before he arrived and “stemmed from the unwillingness of Barneys to consider leased departments”.

Barneys has a “no-vendor-leased-space” policy which they feel “enables them to retain their point of view”.  I have to say, I kind of agree.  Barneys has always been great at editing collections and brings in some of the most unique elements.  This time, I think everyone loses — the consumer, Barneys and Prada.

– NJ, The Brunette