In spite of the fact that Barneys New York was closing its doors even prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, its Japanese branch has managed to keep its footing. Although that may not be the case for much longer with the Japanese branch of Barneys has announced its closure of their store in Shinjuku.
Controlled by Seven & I Holdings, which is the same Japan-based organization that operates 7-11 in Japan, Barneys Japan started back in 1990 in partnership between the American branch of Barneys and the Japanese mega-retailer, Isetan prior to the ownership was transferred to companies such as the Sumitomo Corporation. As of 2015, Seven & I Holdings took complete ownership of Barneys Japan, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Japanese imprint in 2020.
Barneys New York, Japan is known for its peerless customer service as well as acting as a luxury-clothing, luxury streetwear brand working with emerging brands. Barney’s New York, Japan is now closing its Shinjuku outpost due to a drop in sales caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Barney’s New York, Japan’s other locations in Fukuoka, Ginza, Kobe, Roppongi and Yokohama appear to be staying open.
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