beauty

Jay Z Quietly Launches $88K Watches And $3K Hoodies At Barneys Amid Controversy

November 21, 2013 by Jessica C. Andrews
shefinds | beauty

In the wake of racial profiling allegations and a Change.org petition, Jay Z‘s holiday collection for Barneys debuted today with little fanfare. The luxury department store even cancelled the launch party for the line, perhaps to avoid giving detractors a set time and location to hold a protest.

Behind-the-scenes, Barneys is doing major damage control, announcing an initiative, “Shop For a Cause,” where 10% of all today’s sales from the flagship stores and Barneys.com are donated toward Jay Z’s organization, The Shawn Carter Foundation. To wit, the foundation, which “awards post-secondary scholarships to students facing socio-economic hardships,” will receive 100% of all the proceeds from the collection. The hefty donation looks good on the surface but we can’t shake the thought that the same students facing “socio-economic hardships,” would be treated like criminals if they actually set foot in the store.

Barneys last-ditch efforts simply aren’t enough to make us want to support a retailer accused of racial profiling, let alone drop $88,000 on a watch or $700 on a ski mask. From the high price point to the racial profiling controversy, we doubt people will come out in droves to support this disappointing collection. It’s the holiday season: there are 99 places to shop and for many, Barneys won’t be one.

CHECK OUT JAY Z X BARNEYS HOLIDAY COLLECTION HERE

Don’t forget to check out: CEOs Behaving Badly: find out why you should hate some of your favorite brands, Jay Z defends his deal with Barneys after racial profiling controversy and Lululemon’s founder is sort of sorry for calling women fat.

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

beauty

The One Moisturizer You Should Start Using NOW To Prevent Cellulite Before It's Too Late

January 15, 2019 by Emily Belfiore
We didn't know it was THIS good!

beauty

This Hair Growth Serum Is Selling Out At Sephora Because It Works SO Fast

January 14, 2019 by Emily Belfiore
It's THAT Good!

beauty

The $16 Anti-Aging Eye Cream Every Woman Over 40 Should Be Using Now

January 12, 2019 by Emily Belfiore
It's only how much?!?

beauty

This Anti-Aging Foundation Is Selling Out At Sephora Because It Stays On ALL Day Long

January 10, 2019 by Emily Belfiore
Your skin is going to look AMAZING!

beauty

4 Anti-Aging Serums Dermatologists Swear By To Get Rid Of Wrinkles For GOOD

January 9, 2019 by Jessica Harrington
Here's what the experts say!

beauty

Use Our Exclusive Promo Code To Get A Milk Makeup Charcoal Cleanser For Just $11.99

January 8, 2019 by Jeanine Edwards
That's more than 50% off!

beauty

Use Our Exclusive Promo Code To Get 2 Milk Makeup Dry Shampoos For Less Than $15

If the thought of washing and drying your hair every ...

beauty

Here's How To Get 3 L'Oreal Colour Riche Wet Shine Lip Stains For Just $10.99

I am pretty good at restraining myself when it comes ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS