Posts tagged "barneys"

Barney’s Hires “Anti-Racial Profiling Consultant” After Investigation Finds It Discriminated Against Shoppers

Last year, the upscale department store Barneys in New York City was hit with several accusations that it engages in racial profiling of its customers. On Friday, following a nine-month-long investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s civil rights decision, Barneys admitted it discriminated against Black and Hispanic shoppers.  In addition to a settlement,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2014

Who Will Buy The Insanely Priced Pieces From Jay Z’s Barneys Collection?

The seemingly innocuous topic of Jay Z’s limited edition holiday collection in collaboration with Barneys turned rife with controversy in the past few weeks after the upscale NYC department store was accused of two separate racial profiling incidents in the last month alone. Everyone from Jon Stewart to Andre Leon Talley criticized the hip-hop mogul’…

By: Rachel Krause / December 3, 2013

All Proceeds From Jay Z’s Barney’s Collab Will Now Go To His Foundation

Jay Z is doing everything he can to hold onto his potentially highly lucrative collaboration with Barney’s, even after the hoity-toity department store came under fire for two racial profiling incidents in the last month. Many has encouraged Jay Z to bow out of the deal, including Vogue‘s Andre Leon Talley, who told The New York

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2013

Jay Z Releases Statement About Racial Profiling & His Collaboration With Barneys

Last week, the mainstream media suddenly remembered racial profiling exists after a series of high-profile incidents in New York City. Unconnected to each other (as far as I know), several young Black people came forward about having been detained by police after shopping in department stores after they were accused of not reeeeally being able

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 28, 2013

Barney’s Detains 19-Year-Old Black Kid Just Because He Bought An Expensive Ferragamo Belt

Racial profiling — it’s so in this season!

On April 29th, Trayon Christian, a 19-year-old from Queens, New York, got paid from his work-study job at New York City College of Technology, so he decided to go shopping. The teen made his way to Barney’s New York, an upscale department store on tony…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 23, 2013

Katie Holmes Will Show At Fashion Week

What a difference a week makes. Less than seven days ago, Katie Holmes was in the throes of announcing her divorce from Tom Cruise. But now? She’s focused on fashion. Holmes has had a fashion line with stylist Jeanne Yang — called Holmes & Yang — since 2009. It’s currently available exclusively at Barneys New…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 5, 2012

This Is What Lady Gaga’s Mouth Looks Like

Step inside the beast — the beastly beast that is Lady Gaga’s gaping maw. This is the entry way to “Gaga’s Workshop,” the special Gaga-curated section of Barneys that the Mama Monster herself dreamed up. The workshop opens tonight at 11:59 p.m., and Gaga is supposed to be there to oversee the grand opening. Aside…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 22, 2011

Would You Wear: A Twisted Sister Of An Engagement Ring?

Everybody wants to be different. As the King Missile song goes, “I want to be different, just like everybody else wants to be.” And apparently some very noncomformist guys are going to great lengths to make their girlfriends feel like the most different bride-to-be on the block. Check out this $9,000 Lucifer Vir Honestus engagement…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 31, 2011

Barneys Wants You To Have A Very Foodie Holiday

Not sure about you, but the first thing we think of when contemplating our holiday shopping is rubbing some luxury cashmere with raw seafood. At least Nobuyoshi Araki sees eye to eye with us. Check out some of the photographer’s work for Barneys‘ holiday campaign in all its foodie goodness, after the jump! [High Snobette]…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 5, 2010

Lindsey Wixson, 16, Goes Gray For Barneys

Boy, models sure grow old fast these days. In Barneys’ fall 2010 catalog, model Lindsey Wixson, who is all of 16, has gray hair. The text-heavy fashion story is actually pretty adorable. The images are accompanied by a funny tale about a girl who moves into a new apartment where she falls in love with…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 30, 2010

Quick Vid: Barneys Elf Makes Luxury Wishes Come True

Simon Doonan is the famously charming and genius Creative Director of fancy department store Barneys New York. And also, apparently, one very irritated (and totally gay) elf. Yet, he still has to do his job, and take down everyone’s gift wish at the Barneys office. Watch to see Doonan’s best Santa’s Helper impression. [YouTube]…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 8, 2009

Um, No: Teapups Handbags At Barneys

Please tell us these “Teapups” handbags are for children!? We found them while browsing the Barneys website, and while, clearly, these stuffed dog bags seem more like toys than grown-up fashions, we wouldn’t be surprised if Paris Hilton had started this hellish fashion trend. As it so happens, one of the models, a girly Chihuahua…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 27, 2009

Nude Girls Sell All Kinds Of Things, Including Keds

Ronan Gregory, the guy behind Ronan, Edun and Loomstate, just teamed up with Barney’s CO-OP to put out a line of eco-friendly Keds that feature rather adorable prints and lace-less construction. But as darling as the shoes themselves are, the promo video may be even cuter. Admittedly, we’re not entirely sure what a…

By: Lily Q / August 3, 2009

Summer Sale Madness: How To Buy Clothes Online

For those of us who get our kicks shopping online, we look forward to this special time all year long: Right now, retailers are rolling out the fall merch, and that means they’re desperate to clear out all the spring and summer leftovers (and especially so considering extra sluggish sales over the past few months).

By: Erin Flaherty / July 20, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: SATC Vacays, Sex Toys, And Housing In Paris

A travel company plans to take advantage of the May 30 release of the Sex and the City movie by offering theme vacations, which will cost $15,000 to $24,000 for a four-day tour. Save your money, people. If you want to go to Saks, Barneys, Tiffany, and Patricia Field, we’d be happy to give you…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 2, 2008