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Barney's New York ~ Chelsea Passage


Way back in the late 80’s Simon Doonan and I met every weekday morning at the now defunct Chelsea Gym to ‘workout’.  Looking back I think it was our tongues that did most of the exercising.  Those were Simon’s early days as Creative Director of Visual for Barney’s New York, when Barney’s was downtown on 7th Avenue and 17th Street.  I remember Simon’s first conversations about a handsome young ceramic artist he’d met, named Jonathan Adler, whose career was launched at Chelsea Passage – the hip and chic home furnishings boutique – in Barney’s.  Walking up Madison last week, I got to wondering if Chelsea Passage was still a discerning resource for top drawer accessories, so I rode the escalator to the top floor to see.  The good news – it’s better than ever.  These are my top 6 pics in the “things to covet” category.

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