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BREAKING: The Barneys Warehouse Sale Secretly Launched Online This Morning

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Yesterday, our sister site broke the news that the Barneys Warehouse Sale—which is being held online for the first time ever this season—would be launching this morning. Despite confirmations from sources in both LA (where the physical sale has been canceled) and NY (where the sale will still happen, but not until three weeks from now when the merchandise will be presumably pretty much plundered), a Barneys rep told Racked LA that the sales associates who confirmed the launch were misinformed.

Lo and behold: the sale is live right now. Guess those sources were right after all.

Interestingly, the department store has been soliciting email addresses from the public for the past several weeks, promising that anyone who shares their email will get early notification and access to the site before it goes live to the public. The "Shopping Preview," as they're calling it, is now live, but no one on the Racked editorial staff received an email from Barneys announcing the launch. If you did, drop us a line and let us know. We're curious about just when Barneys officially made the sale public.

We suspect that given the difficulty Barneys has had in the past with online fulfillment—the department store cancelled several online orders four days before Christmas last year because of an inventory glitch in their software—they are attempting to ease into the launch and avoid a Target-Missoni-like disaster.

Secretive shenanigans aside, the sale is well stocked with the up-to-75%-off designer gems it's known for. Check out some of our favorites in the gallery above, and head here to shop. If you signed up for the site when the sale was announced, all you'll need to do is plug in your email address. If you didn't sign up, try plugging in your email anyway—so far, every address we've given them has worked. And let us know via the tipline how it goes for you—we're curious to see if all will go smoothly for Barneys.

· Barneys Online Warehouse Sale Starts Tomorrow; No As Is [Racked LA]
· The Barneys Warehouse Sale Will Be Online For The First Time Ever: Here's How To Get Early Access [Racked]
· Barneys Cancels Online Holiday Orders, Offers Sincere Apologies [Racked]