Barneys New York

In this June 24, 2014 photo, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbook looks through clothes at Barneys New York in New York. Westbrook has partnered with Barneys New York to create an exclusive collection of menswear called  Westbrook–XO-Barneys New York, available on Thursday, July 17. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

Westbrook: Basketballs and baskets of clothes

NEW YORK (AP) — Go shopping with powerhouse basketball player Russell Westbrook — whose colorful style has made headlines outside of sports — and you’ll probably be surprised by his favorite section: the sale rack. […]

07/17/2014

Crowds pour into the Macy's Herald Square flagship store in New York.  (AP File Photo/John Minchillo)

Stores have free rein to recoup shoplifting losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Outside the view of paying customers, people accused of shoplifting at Macy’s huge flagship store are escorted by security guards to cells in “Room 140,” where they can be held for […]

12/16/2013

Barneys New York department store (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NYC sets deadline for stores in profiling probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Probing allegations of racial profiling, New York City is giving 17 major retail stores until Friday to submit information on how they’ve dealt with shoppers suspected of stealing. The City Council […]

11/20/2013

Recording artist Jay-Z. (AP Photo/Gary He, File)

Celebrity-store partnerships run risks

NEW YORK (AP) — When big-name celebrities pair up with big businesses, customers often believe the adage: You are the company you keep. Rap artist Jay-Z is learning that firsthand. He has complained this week […]

10/30/2013

Barneys New York department store (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Barneys case stirs talk of ‘Shopping While Black’

The usual scenario involves suspicious glances, inattentive clerks or rude service — not handcuffs. Yet when a black teen said he was wrongly jailed after buying a $350 belt at a Manhattan luxury store, it […]

10/29/2013

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Civil rights group seeks meeting with Barneys CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights group said Thursday it was seeking a meeting with the CEO of Barneys New York in the wake of racial profiling claims by two shoppers at the high-end […]

10/24/2013

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The cash register rings its last sale

NEW YORK (AP) — Ka-ching! The cash register may be on its final sale. Stores across the country are ditching the old-fashioned, clunky machines and having salespeople — and even shoppers themselves — ring up sales on smartphones and tablets.

03/22/2013

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