At the end of last month, luxury department store Barneys found itself facing the wrong kind of publicity, when a black teenager named Trayon Christian said he'd been racially profiled there, detained after buying a belt that someone decided looked too expensive for him. Christian sued the store and ... More >>
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Barneys is having a horrendous week. You can tell by their press releases, which started out rather snippy and have escalated rapidly into something that looks a lot like panic. Last Thursday, 19-year-old Trayon Christian came forward with a lawsuit alleging he was racially profiled at the famed Ma ... More >>
"If you're a nice person and you work hard, you get to go shopping at Barneys. It's the decadent reward." That is, apparently, what Sarah Jessica Parker once told Vanity Fair, and the store proudly uses the quote as its Twitter bio. It's taken on an unpleasantly ironic twinge in the last day, howeve ... More >>
The fashion industry is nothing if not intense. Thousands of designers churn out new collections each season, while a host of glossy-magazine editors and industrious bloggers traipse from show to show, awarding their seals of approval to the worthy. A lot of cutthroat stuff goes down in the proces ... More >>
Nicki Minaj performs at Yves Saint Laurent tonight. Let's be honest: Shopping isn't really the main attraction of Fashion's Night Out. Who has time to sift through sales racks when there are so many parties to go to? Some eventsDrake's DJ set at Versace, Neon Indian's invite-only gig a ... More >>
Hotel Griffou already has a replacement for David Santos, who left recently, citing creating differences with management. Mark Strausman, of Fred's at Barneys New York, is reportedly taking over. [Grub Street] Atera, the soon-to-open new incarnation of Compose, has lost its pastry chef. Mica ... More >>
Hurricane Irene is nothing compared to this
Robert SietsemaIkea: Good for cheap furniture and cheap food, like this meatball plate. Shopping can be an exhausting activity, and not just for one's wallet. Which is why it's so great when stores have on-site restaurants and cafés. Instant refueling to induce more shopping! So for this ... More >>
• There were no party crashers at the second Obama state dinner last night. But Eva Longoria Parker and Whoopi Goldberg were there, as well as "bold shades of fuchsia, tangerine and crisp blue." Also, White House Chief of Protocol Capricia Penavic Marshall fell on the steps, and Michelle go ... More >>
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