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Barneys isn't completely disappearing from The Grove, but they are retooling and rebranding their presence. Come this summer, the Grove Co-Op will be turned into a regular Barneys New York store, which typically carries a pricier selection.
In addition to the slight name change, there will be a big inventory shift. Menswear will be removed, and the upstairs space will be completely given over to women's items. There will be more jewelry, more bags and more shoes. The merchandise mix most likely will be pricier, though execs plan to retain at least a few Co-Op brands. The store will be open during the remodel, which will also include changes to the layout and decor tweaks.
The move comes as Barneys rethinks its Co-Op stores nationwide. In addition to the LA location, the New York Co-Op shop will be reconfigured.
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