Barneys New York

It is an end of a fashion era in Manhattan. One of the Big Apple’s landmarks is set to close for good.

Even some of the most respected brands in the world are not protected from the ever-changing economic times. One of the most visited retail locations in the world is asking for a lifeline.

Trayon Christian, a young Black patron of the Barneys store in New York who claimed he was racially profiled for buying a high-end belt, has won a $45,000 from the city. Back in 2013, Christian, then a student at the New York City College of Technology, was stop-and-frisked after purchasing a belt for $349 by […]

Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to settle the multiple racial profiling allegations brought against the luxury department store by both patrons and former employees.

The hubbub surrounding Jay Z’s “A New York Holiday” collection has been distracting to say the least. While a chunk of the general public have failed to come to grips with the “Tom Ford” rapper’s decision to continue on with his charitable campaign, it’s also altered the rollout of the products.

Over Friday (November 15) evening, Jay Z issued a second statement that he would proceed with his partnership with Barneys New York for the “A New York Holiday” collection. However, a kick off party that was supposed to go down this Wednesday (November 20) to celebrate its launch has been cancelled.

It has been a careful deliberation process for Jay Z but the music mogul has elected to proceed with his collaboration with Barneys New York amidst allegations of the store racial profiling two Black customers.

The racial profiling scandal that has exploded in the last week regarding high-end department store Barneys culminated into a meeting with community leaders on Tuesday (Oct. 29). Rev. Al Sharpton and others met with the CEO of Barneys New York to discuss the accusations of black shoppers that claim the store unfairly targeted them because […]

Jay Z‘s ties with Barneys New York has come under fire thanks to two individuals coming forward in the past week claiming they were racially profiled by police after shopping in the luxury department store. This evening (Oct. 26), the rapper/mogul issued a statement chastising and questioning the motives of those who were quick to […]

Jay Z has a problem and it involves Barneys New York and racism. After a couple of individuals recently came forward claiming they were racially profiled after shopping at the luxury department store, a Change.org petition has been drawn up calling for the rapper/mogul to end his relationship with the retailer. 

The NYPD has a lot of explaining to do. Recently, news broke that a Black college student was detained by police after purchasing a $350 belt from Barneys New York. Today, we get another report of a Black woman, Kayla Phillips, 21, who was also allegedly racially profiled by police after purchasing a pricey Celine handbag […]

Barneys New York has announced its long rumored holiday collection with Jay Z. The collection is called “A New York Holiday,” which Barneys touts as “celebrating the spirit of the city,” and includes collabs with enough prestigious fashion houses to make Kanye West and A$AP Rocky jealous, including Balenciaga, Balmain, Rick Owens and Stutterheim. Part of the […]