- Garrett Leight, the founder, CEO, and Creative Director of luxury eyewear company Garrett Leight California Optics, used to sell his products in Barneys.
- Barneys was one of his first introductions to the mass retail market, and Leight said it was “surreal” that the retailer was closing down.
- But at the same time, Leight said he wasn’t suprised. He said the retailer failed to establish an “identity” to connect with younger buyers, and that this should be a lesson for other big department stores.
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