He rocks Tom Ford, he made a Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee game, and now Jay Z is taking over Barneys New York. Shawn 'Jay Z' Carter (as they call him) is releasing the limited-edition collection, "A New York Holiday," featuring exclusive collaborations with creative directors from some of fashion's most prestigious design houses, including Balenciaga, Hoorsenbuhs, Balmain, and Proenza Schouler. Items range from a Hublot timepiece to a cigar humidor, an 18-karat double ring, and a leather backpack. "With this project, Barneys New York and I were able to take the slickness, energy, and innovation of New York City and translate that into quality, timeless pieces," Jay Z said in a statement. The collection, which is available in a white, black, gold and silver color scheme, ranges in price from $70 to $33,900, and will be available beginning November 20 through January 3 at Barneys flagship stores and at barneys.com. Plus, it's all for a good cause! Twenty-five percent of all sales from "A New York Holiday" items will be donated to the Shawn Carter Foundation, which helps low-income students afford college through scholarship funds and more. Click through the gallery to see some of the exclusive pieces.
1. Sagmeister & Walsh Shopping Bag
The "New York Holiday" shopping bag was designed by both Shawn 'Jay Z' Carter and Sagmeister & Walsh and features the initials BNY (Barneys New York) NYC (New York City) SCC (Shawn Corey Carter). The bags will be available in all flagship locations across the country starting on November 20th.
2. Balenciaga Backpack
In black leather, available at barneys.com starting November 20th.
3. Stutterheim Raincoat
With gold snap buttons, available at barneys.com starting November 20th.
4. Hoorsenbuhs Ring
18 karat gold NYC edition double ring, available at barneys.com starting November 20th.
5. The Elder Statesman Blanket
Black-and-ivory color-blocked cashmere blanket, available at barneys.com starting November 20th.
6. Balmain Scarf
Black square-print scarf, available at barneys.com starting November 20th.