Barneys New York

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High-End Clothier to Shutter Most Stores

Barneys' flagship NYC location will remain open, but many others to close in bankruptcy filing

(Newser) - Barneys New York is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the latest retailer to buckle as shoppers move online and real estate costs soar. The iconic clothier founded almost a century ago will keep the doors open at its 10-story Madison Avenue store, but it has secured $75 million in...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Hot Trend for Summer: Boots
 Hot Trend for Summer: Boots 

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,...

The Makeover Palin Should Have Had
The Makeover Palin Should Have Had
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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 ...

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