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Barney's Coughs Up $525K Over Racial Profiling

Settles investigation, will hire anti-profiling consultant

(Newser) - Barney’s will shell out $525,000 to settle accusations that it racially profiled black and Hispanic shoppers at its Madison Avenue Store, the New York Times reports. Reached Friday, the agreement concludes a state investigation into complaints against Barney’s; state AG Eric Schneiderman continues a similar probe at... More »

Shopping 'Bill of Rights' Targets Racial Profiling

Rev. Al Sharpton unveils plan in New York City

(Newser) - A bill of rights for black shoppers? New York retailers agree it's worth trying. Pressured by Al Sharpton and civil rights activists, and facing a slow start to the holiday shopping season, big clothing stores in New York City have approved a "Customers' Bill of Rights," the... More »

Jay Z to Help Barneys With Racial Profiling Scandal

He's sticking with his holiday partnership with the store

(Newser) - Jay Z has announced he's moving forward with his holiday partnership with Barneys New York despite reports of racial profiling at the store. The rapper said in a statement he's agreed to continue with next week's launch of his BNY SCC collection. But he has one condition,... More »

New York Investigates Macy's, Barneys on Profiling

State attorney general's office has 4 complaints from black shoppers

(Newser) - Macy's and Barneys must provide New York state's attorney general with their polices about questioning and detaining black customers, reports the Daily News . AG Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation after receiving four complaints from black shoppers who said they got harassed for the sin of buying luxury items.... More »

Black Woman: After Pricey Buy, NYPD Stopped Me, Too

Kayla Phillips is suing department for $5M

(Newser) - The story of a black teen who was cuffed by police after buying a $350 belt at an NYC Barneys felt all too familiar to Kayla Phillips. The 21-year-old tells the New York Post she was stopped by police after purchasing a $2,500 Céline handbag at Barneys in... More »

Police Cuff Black Teen for Buying Pricey Belt

Trayon Christian suing NYPD, Barneys

(Newser) - A New York City teen says police cuffed him and hauled him down to the station for questioning because a department store clerk assumed that a young black man could not possibly afford the expensive belt he'd just bought. Trayon Christian, 19, has filed a lawsuit against both Barneys... More »

Hot Trend for Summer: Boots

Sales surge as starlets embrace combat-style footwear

(Newser) - They look sweaty and uncomfortable, but make no mistake: Boots are hot—as in trendy—this summer. "It’s a way of saying, ‘I am a tough, cool and bad girl and don’t mess with me,’ and at the same time, women want to stay feminine,... More »

The Makeover Palin Should Have Had

High-end duds totally at odds with GOP target (or Target) audience

(Newser) - That the GOP dressed up “a no-frills hockey mom” for her star turn is fine, but that they dressed her up in Neiman's, Saks, and Barneys is “mind-boggling evidence of a tin ear for the symbolism of popular culture,” style maven Robin Givhan wails in the Washington ... More »

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