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Macy’s To Pay $650K To Settle Allegations Of Racial Profiling In Its Stores, Promises More Staff Training

Macy’s has joined its unapostrophed retail peer Barneys in announcing that it’s all done dealing with allegations of racial profiling in its stores, which includes a settlement with both the New York attorney general’s office and resolutions for various lawsuits against it. [More]

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Barneys To Pay $525K Penalty For Racial Profiling, Pinky-Swears To Not Do It Anymore

Overpriced retailer Barneys isn’t just guilty of lacking a much-needed apostrophe in its name. The swanky store has also agreed to pay the state of New York $525,000 to close the leather-bound, gilt-edged book on an investigation into allegations that customers with non-Ivory complexions were treated like shoplifters by store employees. [More]

New York City Retailers Agree To Abide By Anti-Profiling “Customers’ Bill Of Rights”

New York City Retailers Agree To Abide By Anti-Profiling “Customers’ Bill Of Rights”

In the wake of recent incidents where shoppers claimed they were stopped and frisked at major New York City stores like Macy’s and Barneys because of racial profiling, many of those retailers have agreed to a Customers’ Bill of Rights to keep those kinds of situations from happening again. [More]

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New York A.G. Investigating Macy’s & Barneys Over Claims Of Shopper Discrimination

After four shoppers came forward in recent weeks claiming that retailers Macy’s and Barneys New York New York discriminated against them because they’re African-American, New York’s attorney general is launching an investigation into security practices at those two department stores. [More]

Perfume Pushers Mimic Barneys Employees, Actually Work For The Manufacturer

Perfume Pushers Mimic Barneys Employees, Actually Work For The Manufacturer

Have you ever walked through a department store and been assaulted by fragrance pushers, poofing their scents into your face and asking you to try their fine line of products? It may surprise you to learn that not all of the perfume poofers work for the store, some actually work directly for the manufacturer. Their job is to appear to be be a normal store employee, while steering you towards the scents sold by their real employer.

NYC Sales: Did you know there was an H cup?

NYC Sales: Did you know there was an H cup?

We didn’t even know there was an H cup. That sounds dangerous.