With Thanksgiving just days away, the holidays are officially upon us. We’re watching several notable seasonal collaborations, not the least of which is Barneys New York’s much-buzzed-about Electric Holiday collab with The Walt Disney Co.
Comprising a short film and gift collection featuring iconic Disney characters, this alternately anticipated and inflammatory collection is one of the most hyped in recent memory. The buzz is due in large part to the recreation of many famed animated favorites in the image of runway models. Our own Editor, Lisa
Petty, filed her opinion on Minnie Mouse’s skeletal Electric Holiday makeover back in September.
Coupled with the recent announcement that Barneys’ Dallas location will shutter in 2013, we had to wonder whether or not our fair city would even get a chance to shop the Electric goods in person.
Looking back, last year’s Gaga’s Workshop holiday effort was a success at Barneys NorthPark. With the location now doomed, one might imagine that perhaps an extra push on Barney’s end would be made to make this finale holiday season in Dallas extra memorable.
Sadly, this is not the case. To our inquiry regarding the Electric Holiday launch this week, a sales rep revealed that Barneys Northpark will not be carrying the collab.
We must admit this comes as quite the surprise, considering these coming months represent Dallas’ last chance to shop the legendary department store before its departure. Why wouldn’t Barneys take advantage of a final opportunity to pick up sales?
We still hold out hope for a discounted goodbye shopping spree in the near future, but this surprising Disney
overlook has us worried. Talk about Electric shock.
(Barneys exterior image, credit DFW Style Daily; Composite image credit Wikipedia.com and WWD.com)