Thursday, June 30, 2005

Holy pocket square, Batman!

At a reading and signing of Shashi Tharoor's Bookless in Baghdad the other night at the Rubin Museum, just as the clinking of glasses and chatter was dying down and the author was poised to speak, a very dapper septugenarian nearby exclaimed, rather loudly, "This used to be Barneys!"

Indeed, he was right. The location on West 17th street used to be the famous men's department store.

Priceless.

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