Gone are the days of getting trapped inside your weed dealer’s apartment, obligated to humor them in a game of Battleship after failing to decline their plea, cuz, well, you’re high and you panicked.
To prove it, Barneys, the luxury department store chain, has sparked up a partnership with the Los Angeles pot brand Beboe to open its own upscale head shop aptly named “The High End.”
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According to a 2016 study, 65% of “upscale cannabis consumers” make $75k or more — and Barneys clearly knows its audience.
The pot subsidiary will sell swanky paraphernalia ranging from French hemp rolling papers to $950 bongs to $1.4k grinders.
Since Barneys isn’t a licensed dispensary it can’t legally sell weed, but there will be information about Beboe’s vape pens and edibles in the store.
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The High End cannabis push comes as retail stores continue to struggle from the online shopping shift. Barney’s CEO Daniella Vitale explains that Bougie B made the choice at least partially due to a pressure to offer Instagram-worthy moments.
“We want to make sure there is an entertainment value here,” Vitale said.
The Beverly Hills store-within-a-store aims to open in March, and potentially its locations in New York if recreational weed becomes legal.