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The 15 best travel products you can buy at Barneys' liquidation sale

Dec. 02, 2019
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The end is near for Barneys, at least as we know it. In case you haven't heard, the luxury retailer recently filed for bankruptcy and is in the process of liquidating inventory. While the closing of a massive retailer is never cause for celebration, the silver lining is there's a solid sale as a result. If luxury goods (at a discount) are your game, get your wallets ready.

While the retailer has been discounting items for the past few weeks, markdowns are even steeper thanks to Cyber Monday. While virtually everything is at least 20% off, we've rounded up some of the best-travel related items you'll find on sale. If you see something you like, we'd advise you to add to cart sooner rather than later. We've already seen a handful of popular brands sell out some or all of their products in the past few days.

But first, a few things to keep in mind:

  • Everything is final sale, so you'll want to use a credit card with purchase protection since the store won't likely back you up if your item is damaged, broken or otherwise has problems.
  • If you don't have a card with purchase protection or simply aren't worried about that, do yourself a favor and use the Chase Freedom (No longer open to new applicants), since you'll get 5% cash back at department stores (or 5x points if you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card or the Chase Sapphire Reserve) through the end of the year, up to a $1,500 quarterly cap, activation required.
  • We always recommend using a shopping portal when shopping online, and Barneys is still on a few of those sites. For example, you can earn five British Airways Avios points per dollar through the BA shopping site.
  • The prices are less than full price, but the site isn't (yet?) to fire-sale levels, so just prepare for some lingering sticker shock on some items.

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Assouline Rimowa Coffee Table Book

To buy: $126, originally $175

There are plenty of cult-favorite Assouline coffee table books on sale. This one in particular, about the aforementioned luggage brand, Rimowa, would make a great gift for the traveler in your life. Ahem. Just remember, this is for travel inspiration. We're not suggesting you actually pack the 191-page hardcover tome. In fact, please don't.

Barneys New York Leather Passport Case

To buy: $54.80, originally $80

Your passport case could use an upgrade. Consider this one cleared to fly.

Adidas Kids' Superstar Faux Leather Sneakers

To buy: From $39.60, originally $55

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Your kids are going to be the *flyest* travelers on the plane in these classic low-top kicks.

Adidas x Stella McCartney Cotton-Blend Sweatpants

To buy: From $72, originally $90

Do we really need to tell you that you should be flying in comfortable sweatpants? You should be flying in comfortable sweatpants. Bonus points if they're stylish, like these.

VEJA Women's V-10 Leather & Mesh Sneakers

To buy: $95.20, originally $140

Get these trendy, travel-friendly sneakers for a discount while you can. Now 20% off, the holographic leather accents will really pop when you're walking down the airplane aisle.

Proenza Schouler PS1 Tiny Leather Crossbody Bag

To buy: $676.60, originally $995

It's rare to see a Proenza bag selling for less than $1,000. This one is the perfect size to fit all of your essentials while you're out sightseeing for the day.

Herschel Supply Co. Trade Small Carry-On Spinner Suitcase

To buy: $129.20, originally $190

We like the sound of "TSA-approved lock" and "360-degree wheels." Especially when we're talking about a 23-inch suitcase that's more than $35 off the original price.

Tumi Alpha Bravo Hunter Satchel

To buy: $340 originally $500

We all know a consultant who would love this sturdy black leather briefcase. Bonus points because it's named after the pilot's alphabet.

Moncler Peak Suede Hiking Boots

To buy: $425.60, originally $665

These ultra-soft taupe suede boots with tricolor laces would look good on your upcoming ski trip, don't you think?

Ray-Ban RB4320 Sunglasses

To buy: $129, originally $215

These Ray-Ban sunglasses would pair nicely with the aforementioned hiking boots. You’re now at least 50% packed for Aspen.

Prada Dopp Kit

To buy: $368.55, originally $455

Your toiletries deserve to be stored in something clean, organized ... and Prada.

Kiehl's Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask

To buy: $32.40, originally $45

This green face mask is one way to make sure no one sits next to you on your next flight.

La Prairie Crystal Micellar Water

To buy: $97.20, originally $135

Yes, it's still pricey, but La Prairie products never go on sale, so we'd be remiss not to include. Or, you could just stock up on some others next time you fly Swiss first class.

Chanel Chance Eau de Toilette Spray

To buy: $77.04, originally $107

This very-on-sale Chanel perfume not only smells good, but comes in a handy 3.4 ounce-size bottle. Translation: TSA-approved.

Antica Farmacista Ironwood Diffuser

To buy: $47.52, originally $66

Now you can make your home feel (and smell) like a high-end hotel. Antica Famacista makes fragrances for some of the top hotels and airlines in the world, including Alaska Airlines, the Beverly Hills Hotel, Hotel Bel-Air and Four Seasons Anguilla.

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  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
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10XEarn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
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Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,400+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and our Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023