Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year.
Under the agreement, police won’t enter a store to investigate a report of shoplifting unless a store employee has called 911, creating a public record of the incident.
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In a report released Tuesday, Barneys said it never asked its employees to check out two African-American customers who said they were victims of racial profiling.
The Rev. Al Sharpton was set to meet with the chief executive officer of Macy’s Monday to talk about allegations of racial profiling, according to a published report.
The Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday called threatened to boycott the luxury retailer Barneys, in response to allegations by shoppers who claimed they were racially profiled.
City College of Technology student Trayon Christian, 19, said the store and police targeted him because they didn’t think he could afford a $300 Ferragamo belt.
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High-end department store Barneys and Disney are defending their supermodel makeover of Minnie Mouse for a holiday campaign featuring a 3-D light show and “moving art” video.
The most decorated artist in the music industry will be taking her knack for the over-the-top to Barneys on Madison Avenue to give Santa’s workshop a makeover this December.
With department stores this year utilizing everything from LCD screens to taxidermy animals to Michelangelo-level origami in their Christmas window displays, Holiday 2010 appears to be no exception to the City’s tradition of extravagant decor.