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Do My Shoes Match My Apt? Luxe High-Rise Gets VIP Access to Barneys

By Amy Zimmer | July 2, 2013 4:05pm
 Barneys and the Carlton House are partnering to allow residents special access to the store next door.
Barneys and Carlton House Partner
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MANHATTAN — Do your shoes go with your apartment?

Would-be owners of The Carlton House, the former hotel being converted into 68 ultra-high-end homes next door to Barneys will be able to ask personal stylists from the famed luxury retailer whether the gold strappy Manolo Blahnik heels (cost: $685) or Christian Louboutin heels with red spikes (cost: $1,295) will match their swanky digs, where prices range from $3.15 million to $65 million.

Residents will have VIP access to the store and its stylists, with Barneys' penthouse suite available for private shopping along with in-home custom suit fittings and room service from the Madison Avenue icon's renowned restaurant Fred's, Carlton House's Extell Development Company announced Tuesday.

And for those who don't want miss out browsing the racks in the store, they won't have to carry their Barneys' bags the few short steps to their homes since the partnership between the two luxe brands promises home delivery to any in-store purchase.

“Barneys is synonymous with chic, sophisticated living, and we knew that this collaboration would perfectly fit the aesthetic of the buyers we’ve been seeing every day in our sales boutique,” Tamar Rothenberg, Extell's vice president for marketing, said in a statement.

Roughly 45 percent of the apartments are already in contract, according to a spokeswoman for Extell.

Besides special access to Barneys' staff advising them on their fashions, Carlton residents will have a dedicated "lifestyle consultant" available to help with a range of personal needs, the developer said.