Since opening its Beverly Hills luxury department store in 1994, Barneys New York has been a staple for the fashion-forward residents of Southern California. But like fashion, design trends change and a fresh perspective is needed to stay current. Steven Harris Architects was called upon to bring that fresh perspective to the recent renovation of the Beverly Hills location. Both the first and fifth floors have experienced a chic remodel. Included in the beauty department makeover is a new location on the lower level featuring 9,000 square feet of cosmetics, the addition of Crème de La Mer and Mila Moursi spa treatment rooms, and a Blow Bar by Valery Joseph.
The location change allowed for additional space to be devoted to jewelry, accessories, handbags, leather goods and shoes, all of which can now be found on the main floor. The fifth floor is now home to the men’s department and Fred’s restaurant, (which replaced Barney Greengrass).
At the store’s entrance, the iconic staircase remains the centerpiece, but other renovations are immediately visible. The renovation process began last year with the cosmetics department and has made its way throughout the store. The remodel plan is part of an overall strategy for all Barneys New York stores.