If you follow Fantabulously Frugal on Twitter than you might know already that I was in New York City last week. I was in town for a specific event that I’ll recap tomorrow, but on my first day in town I had the luxury of just wandering around for awhile. As soon as I booked this trip I knew that I had to make it to Barneys New York to check out Gaga’s Workshop.
To be honest with you, I wasn’t sure what to expect with Gaga’s Workshop. I’d been hearing about it for a couple of weeks but didn’t know exactly what it was. I just knew I HAD to go.
In short, Lady Gaga collaborated with so many different brands and designers to create slightly avant-garde and very Gaga-ish items to sell at Barneys. Gaga’s Workshop takes up nearly an entire floor of Barneys and it’s filled with so many items that I spent nearly an hour wandering around. I probably had a gigantic dopey grin on my face the whole time, too, because the space is just that much fun.
There were giant Gaga characters everywhere. This Gaga spider was protecting the jewelry. Everything was colorful and bright and wonderful.
Barneys worked closely with Gaga to put this entire collection together, and it is amazing. If you are heading to New York City anytime soon – or if you live there yourself – I highly recommend putting this on your “to-do” list.
While Gaga gets a lot of flack for being SO out there, I love that her heart is in the right place. 25% of the proceeds of EVERY sale will be donated to the Born This Way Foundation, which launches in early 2012. According to the website, the Born This Way Foundation will aim to “provide our youth with the tools and support they need to better realize their potential and to inspire a loving and accepting society.”
When I was wondering through Gagas Workshop, I totally wanted to buy a bunch of things. I held back though, mainly because I only had one bag with me and didn’t want to buy another to tote all of my goodies home.
Here are just a few of the things I loved:
This, my friends, is a Christmas stocking that has been Gaga-fied. When I was at the store this was one of the biggest hits. The New York Stiletto Stocking ($45) had a crowd of people around it, with all of them wondering if they dared replace their traditional stocking with this more risque one.
I REALLY wanted these nail prints designed by Naomi Yasuda, who just so happens to be one of Gaga’s nail artists. These are the “stickers” that you stick on your nails that are made out of real nail polish. I couldn’t justify the $35 price tag, but I keep thinking about them so I might order these online.
I also seriously flirted with picking up this Born This Way Necklace ($28). It’s a good message, don’t you think?
More nail polish! This Deborah Lippmann Edge of Glory 3D Holographic Nail Lacquer set ($45) looked so neat! I don’t know exactly how the 3D Holographic part works, but I was really tempted by this set. (It doesn’t help that I LOVE Deborah Lippmann polishes.)
Finally, if you want to dance the night away in a pair of iconic Gaga shoes, here’s your chance! These Noritaka Tatehana Night Maker Shoes will cost just $4100. A steal, no? 😉
These were my favorite items, but there are hundreds of items included in the sale. There are more at the actual store than I’m seeing online, too.
If you’re looking for a fun and unique gift for a Gaga lover, you’ll definitely want to check out what’s available at Gaga’s Workshop.
As an added bonus, Barneys just sent out an email that they’re offering complimentary gift wrap and shipping on every order! Please your order by noon on December 22 for guaranteed delivery by December 23.