Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’86

Elizabeth Fitzsimmons Barnes co-owns Saltaire Oyster Bar and Fish House in Port Chester, NY, with her husband, Les. Barnes put the financing together and came up with the “Soho-meets-Nantucket” vision for the popular new restaurant, in a rehabbed grain warehouse on the Byram River. The self-proclaimed “fishionista” had a 25-year career in buying and merchandising for Caché, Casual Corner, Lerner New York (now New York & Company), and Lord & Taylor’s fine jewelry department, managed by Finlay Fine Jewelry. Most recently, she was head wholesale merchant for formal women’s wear designer Faviana New York.

Featured Photo: Barnes brought a fashion buyer’s eye to Saltaire’s decor.