"I have a navy wool that has a little hook and eye and comes right to the hip bone. It's $2,880—No. 24 in the look-book," the no-nonsense salesperson is telling a customer over the phone at Barneys' Lanvin trunk sale, an event held for the benefit of women hell-bent on ordering next winter's clothes six months in advance. Outside it may be October 28, 1929, consumer confidence is at an all-time low, housing prices are reeling, but inside Barneys, the kind of people who spend $3,145 on a dress and $7,370 on a furry, spangled stole are still milling around. Or at least... More >>>