Barneys Trying Extra Hard To Be Less Racist This Holiday Season

After two black shoppers complained of being targeted by NYPD assigned to patrol Barneys, the luxury retailer has announced that they will be monitoring the cops in their stores to make sure they're not being racist. Cops, in turn, will monitor the shoppers to make sure none of them are stealing from Barneys. It's the… » 11/27/13 3:30pm 11/27/13 3:30pm

New York Attorney General Investigating Barneys and Macy's for Racism

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched investigations into the complaints about racial profiling at Barneys and Macy's; in the past week, four people have come forward and claimed that they were stopped and detained at the luxury department stores for, essentially, buying expensive things while not… » 10/29/13 11:40am 10/29/13 11:40am

Not to Be Out-Bigoted, Macy’s Joins Barneys in Profiling Scandal…

Allegations from two shoppers claiming Barneys employees saw that they were black and made the snap judgment that they therefore couldn’t really afford their expensive purchases have led to a whole shitstorm of bad PR for the fancy New York retailer, drawing calls from the Rev. Al Sharpton to boycott the store and… » 10/27/13 2:00pm 10/27/13 2:00pm

Unlike His Collaborator Barneys, Jay Z Wants to Avoid 'Snap Judgments'

People are pretty frustrated that Jay Z hasn't yet ended his clothing deal with Barneys New York in the wake of allegations that the retailer harassed and detained two shoppers simply for being black and buying expensive things. Jay Z, however, is so far unmoved by the mounting fury of the New York media, insisting… » 10/27/13 11:00am 10/27/13 11:00am

Another Black Person Who Dared Shop at Barneys Stopped by Police

Just a day after news broke of a lawsuit that alleges that earlier this year, undercover police arrested and detained a black teenager because a Barneys employee didn't believe he could afford a $350 belt, another black Barneys customer has claimed similar treatment. Barneys is apparently the department store… » 10/24/13 11:50am 10/24/13 11:50am

Black Teen Falsely Arrested After Buying Designer Belt at Barneys

A college student was wrongly arrested for credit card fraud shortly after purchasing a $320 Ferragamo belt at Barneys on Madison Avenue because staffers of the luxury store, as well as police, didn't believe he could actually afford a designer belt so expensive. He is suing Barneys and the NYPD, claiming he was… » 10/23/13 12:20pm 10/23/13 12:20pm

Meggings Are Actually Kind of Becoming a Thing

Despite previous evidence that meggings were probably not going to happen, it now seems that the male legging could become a Transatlantic fashion trend, especially since fashion icons like Justin Bieber (!) and Russell Brand (!!) and Lenny Kravitz (!!!) have been spotted showing off their shapely calves and kneecaps… » 12/09/12 2:15pm 12/09/12 2:15pm

Celebs Join the Fight Against Barneys' Skinny Minnie Holiday Windows

In August, Barneys New York announced the concept for their holiday windows: A partnership with Disney, called Electric Holiday, in which Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Daisy Duck — among others — are re-imagined as high fashion models. Meaning: Given stretched, slimmed down, impossibly proportioned ultra-thin bodies.… » 10/22/12 12:30pm 10/22/12 12:30pm

The Shoe That Politely Says 'I Don't Want to Fuck You'

Meeting people can be so confusing in these modern times. Gone are the innocent days when a simple wedding band was enough to tell you a guy was off-limits. No, now you have to make a point of asking about someone's relationship status before picking them up at a club. Well, that is until some genius invented these… » 3/18/12 8:45pm 3/18/12 8:45pm

A Peek Inside Lady Gaga's 'Guilt-Free' Merchandising Wonderland

The holidays are all about traditions and family togetherness, so naturally Lady Gaga is a perfect fit. Last night she opened a temporary store/art exhibit within Barneys New York and you can catch a glimpse at the madness within. Though be warned: You may discover that you want — nay, need — a $95 chocolate replica… » 11/22/11 10:40am 11/22/11 10:40am