Trayon Christian

A black student who says he was profiled by Barneys NY for purchasing an expensive designer belt won a $45,000 settlement from the retail giant.

Trayon Christian said he used his debit card to purchase a $349 Ferragano belt at the Barneys' flagship store on Fifth Avenue on April 27, 2013.

Christian said he was followed out of the department store and "hassled" by two undercover NYPD detectives.

The former engineering student at the New York City College of Technology said the police didn't believe he could afford the expensive designer belt.

"They said my card wasn't real, it was fake. They said someone at Barneys called to report it," Christian told The NY Daily News in October 2013.

The detectives demanded to look in his bag, and they asked him if he was employed and where he worked.

"The detectives were asking me, 'How could you afford a belt like this? Where did you get this money from?'" Christian told the News.

Not satisfied with his truthful answers, the detectives cuffed Christian and took him to the 19th Precinct stationhouse.

Two hours later police released Christian and offered a weak apology. They returned his belt and his debit card, he said.

In October 2014 Barneys paid $525,000 to settle other racial profiling claims.

Barneys' business partnership with rap mogul Jay Z in 2013 tarnished the 47-year-old's image in the black community.

Jay Z's rap career and street cred never recovered from the damage.

  • Taylordanes

    Glad he was able to win a settlement and raise awareness of this racist company. And JAYZ street cred ain't gone nowhere!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Good for this guy ... this is how ya hit em ..... in their damn pockets

  • Erin Giselle

    His publicly expressed sensitivity to the situation sucked though. But I agree with ya
    Congrats to the settlement!

  • Yoni

    Good for him! Hit'em where it hurts.

  • Jen_n_juice

    Glad he settled but 2 years later????? Now he probably owe his lawyers

  • SummerBaby

    Good for him!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Hahaaaaa..Got EM....
    Tis all I got... (my comments are as lazy as I am today..

  • iWasteTime

    Jay Z’s rap career and street cred never recovered from the damage.

    ---------
    lmaooooooooooooooooooo

  • 1/8

    ... and he's going to spend every last dime of it at Barney's or some other white establishment.

    When I was a boy, my maternal grandmother, who was half black, used to stress the importance of saving my money, as opposed to making other people rich.

    Whenever I'd spend my money foolishly, she'd say, "I see you're still giving away your wealth and making white folks richer!"

  • Yoni

    ‘How could you afford...

    I WAIT for a fukka to ask me THIS! I read them for filth, trash and gutter EVERY time. :tea:

  • Yoni

    He looks like a young Don Cheadle.

  • MookieFly

    Glad he was compensated because Barneys was out of their mind. Says a lot when this wasn't only case they had to pay out. Sounds like profiling is right in the training manual

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Good for him. They should also issue a public apology.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Good for him. I hope he doesn't have to pay most of that out in lawyer fees. Barney's needs to cut that shyt out.

    In mundane life news; It's going to snow big time here this weekend. I had a 3D/4D ultrasound scheduled for Monday. I called yesterday saying I was concerned about missing it due to inclement weather blah blah blah. They said I could come in today but they couldn't guarantee that they'd be able to see the baby's sex. DF and I decided to take the risk...we went in...IT'S A BOY!!!!!

  • LeBrick James

    Personally, I wouldnt have settled for less than $100k plus an apology.

    Happy for him though, but how much does he really get to keep after his attorney gets his cut?

  • Saharabutnotdry

    When I moved here years ago I went there to look for kerastase hair products ( Didn't know where to go ) , a saleswoman asked me what I was looking for , when I told her she said :
    Mmmmm yeah but they are too expensive for you ....
    Never set foot there again .

  • SummerBaby

    Wow!??

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Where do you work?"

    ________________________

    None of your business. What do you want to look in my bag for a receipt?

  • LeBrick James

    God bless him, but $349 for a belt? Nah.

    Maybe I'm just a little cheap/frugal, but...I'm paying maybe $49 maximum even for a nice belt, and putting the $300 in a savings or retirement account.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Are you kidding me? I've never had an issue with them but after hearing about this crap years ago I don't even consider giving them my money anymore. If the only place I can get it is Barney's then I don't need it.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I would have asked to speak with her manager. After that I would have taken so far up that food chain smh

  • Too Many Colors

    Have you been here before? Under a different name? TELL US. You can. Gone head. We will still like ya

  • T3

    Congratulations ??

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Nahhh... LOL

  • Mrs. Sunshine

    Maybe Hova will throw in some coins as well. This young man obviously had weak lawyers because he should have walked out of court with at least a milli.

  • Too Many Colors

    Awe. So happy for you.

  • Yoni

    I would have taken so far up that food chain
    ____________

    Bitch woulda been eating cement dust out the crevices of my shoes. Survive hoe!

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Yes ! I was young with a strong accent . At least that's what I think now .

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    medical minute for a few days. Why?

  • Too Many Colors

    Jay Z’s rap career and street cred never recovered from the damage.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    He will always be a stabber.

  • askquestions

    I think you're right. Lol. A black college student buying a $300 + belt! Of. All things! Lol. We want acceptance from outside ourselves so much.

  • Saharabutnotdry

    I didn't know enough English cuss words lol

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Say that! I'm waiting for someone to comment: well why did you have to be aggressive? Why didn't you just answer the question? SMH.

  • Yoni

    SHIIIIDDD!

  • Too Many Colors

    Where is @Lurk?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Congrats gal ! ??

  • Gone n Tell It!!!!

    It's Clear Barneys do not want our "Black Asses" in their stores. We would be Royal Fools & Certified Idiots to continue patronizing this establishment.

  • SummerBaby

    What kind of accent? Not that it gives them the right to discriminate.

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    ......and soon will return to Barney's to spend his winnings!

  • SummerBaby

    Congrats!

  • Saharabutnotdry

    I'm African so it's a mix of few languages , English is not one of them .

  • ShelleDC

    Congrats!!!

  • Yoni

    They bet not.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I got I to it with a police officer last year, walking across the street to 7-Eleven.

    He yelled out "hey do I know you?". I said "no" and kept walking (head towards El Camino to go back home). Why this fool ran from behind me (out of 7-Eleven) and jumped in my path like he had a cape on and said "Well, you look like somebody I know."

    It went from 0 to 100.

  • Yoni

    You don't have to. You just berate THEM as to why THEY can't afford what you have and they WORK everyday. Don't fuk with me about MY pockets.

  • Too Many Colors

    THAT is LEGAL harassment. You shoulda got his badge number. But with them shooting our males, you did right to keep it pushing.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    Congratulations. I am so happy for you.!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Congratulations!!!!!

  • Saharabutnotdry

    I was nicer , shy and not angry yet lol.
    Today is a very different story , I remind myself to chill .

  • Bam Bam Li

    Congrats hun!! My cabbage turned 1 the 1st of December and I swear I'm ready for another lol. Hope you have a safe and stress free pregnancy and a safe and blessed delivery ?

  • Yoni

    He better NOT!

  • ShelleDC

    I witnessed in boarding school, and while working for VP's who make well over 800K a year, that they don't even spend their own money at their expensive establishments. Outside of those whose job it is to perpetuate the rich life by living it (Luxury car dealerships, celebrities, luxury boutique owners , etc). The rich people I know (business rich) shop at walmart and target. When I was in boarding school, the then CEO of Gucci's daughter asked me to go shopping with her at Targe' I told her I couldn't afford Targe' ... she whispered target in my ear. I sometimes think because they know they can have it if they want it .. it means less to them.

  • Bam Bam Li

    45k is a damn mockery!!! Maybe it's the 5pm red wine in me talking (I'm in London people I'm allowed to drink after 12 pm lol) but I would settle for that. You're taking the piss foh

  • Yoni

    I'm always nice. :biggrin:

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Thank you all! Side note- That ultrasound is kind of creepy. The images are super clear. DF said "The baby looks like an alien holocaust baby in there, yuck." ?

  • Sleepy One

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jazmine

    Gonna spend it all at Nordstrom. J/k congrats to me

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Kona

  • Seavoo Play

    Awww...congratulations to you! How exciting! ?

  • Saharabutnotdry

    That's awesome ! Congratulations

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Listen.. no one heard you.... and it is sad...

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I said "You don't want me!". Then he said "where is your I.D.?".

    I told him "I don't carry my I.D."

    Then he asked "What's your name?" At this point I'm annoyed and said "well since I don't have my I.D, I could tell you anything. My name is Trayvon Martin."

    (Because I just got some Arizona tea from 7-Eleven. And was being harassed for walking in my own neighborhood)

    He radioed another officer across the street and told me to sit down. I put my tea dow and balled up my fist and said "I'm walking back home, why don't you follow me."

    He jumped back in his squad car and peeled off mad as hell. Everybody outside of 7-Eleven was looking at him like he was crazy.

  • Yoni

    Back? No? Ok. LOL

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    We are a people (well some of us) who will spend $349 on a belt and have a $1 in the bank account. Where as the smart person who wanna have money instead of wear it will spend a $1 on a belt and have $349 in the bank. What we try to be is LIKE rich folks but don't have the means to do it. Not say this young man may be that. He may be from a wealthy family....most who do this foolishness are broke trying to look like they got it.. Why is that? Why do we see nothing wrong with this? Most of our black goot hard money we earn(mostly from Massah) gets turned right back over to them right after we slaved to get the paycheck. Why?

  • Just Keya

    Congrats Hun!!! Super excited for you!!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I hope not but I've been wrong LOL

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    That didn't even bother that company. It was like giving 45 dollars breaking a 50. So okay..

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    You are smart. I just said the very thing.

  • 1/8

    I feel like Oprah when she interviewed Toni Braxton and asked her about her Gucci flatware. I have a lot more than 45k at my disposal and I don't even own a $300 belt! LMAO!

  • Yoni

    And when ppl start to realize THIS, the world could 'almost' be a better place.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    You know who I miss..GOAT..what happened to him?

  • iWasteTime

    IDK!!
    does someone have a outside contact?!

  • Too Many Colors

    He jumped back in his squad car and peeled off mad as hell. Everybody outside of 7-Eleven was looking at him like he was crazy.
    ^^^^^^^^^
    THIS VISUAL. I know this is a serious story. But this visual got me weak. Everyone standing around like what is this foo problem?

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    You're next...I'm waiting on your boy announcement!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Fawk Barnerys & those dumb ass detectives

  • Too Many Colors

    Im sure he still cooling. Cool as a fan. My long lost cousin we used to say. Thought about him everytime Florida State got their behinds dragged this past college football season.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I just love your name so I gave you a thumbsup

  • Too Many Colors

    Anyone who can afford a $350 belt? A college student. When they be getting back $4,000 US dollars a semester plus in aid and loan money. Being stupid and not realizing you gotta pay them LOANS TF BYKE.

    This dude could AFFORD that belt.

  • Tammie Reed

    If he don't have good people in his corner/ear he can blow that in a week smh!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    His parents could be millionaires. He could've used his parents card.

  • jussaying

    As long as his bills are paid on time, who gives a fugg what he wants to spend his money on? It doesn't make him irresponsible or financially inept. Being fiscally frugal is worth nothing if you are unhappy. Some people just like designer clothes and the materials they use to make those things. I know white people who spend just as much time and money investing in chit they can't afford and perpetrating like they got it. I wish we'd stop comparing every decision black folks make to wealthy white people as if every decision they make is "right." Do YOU. Whatever makes you happy. Everyone in here acting like they have never splurged on some chit they didn't need. Buying ten pairs of jeans from target for the same price as one pair of True Religions or Mavis doesn't make you smart. Especially when nine times out of ten, you're going to have replace those jeans much quicker than the person who shelled out a lot.

  • 1/8

    I make a very good living. No debt and no children. I can afford to blow my money, but instead, I shop at Ross, Marshalls, Burlington, and thrift stores.

    A few weeks ago, I bought a Hermes necktie for 7 bucks at a local secondhand store. ?

  • Yoni

    *goes to see what this BELT looks like*

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Cause I'm shole thinking bout carrying my azz back to school to get a check and not pay back a loan

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Most folks with money are cheap as hell ..... most but not all

  • SummerBaby

    Girl them school refund checks had me thinking I was ballin?. Now every single time I have to pay Sallie Mae I'm sad ASF ??

  • PettyEyezPrime

    In October 2014 Barneys paid $525,000 to settle other racial profiling claims.
    **********
    This meant NOTHING to them. A joke. They not for us (is how they feel).

  • Buttercup

    Is there an online community for millionaires who buy there clothes at Wal-Mart? I have yet to come across one. I've met many people through work, and those who make good money, spend good money.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I could use a loan check stat ret now

  • Buttercup

    Yay, yay, yay! DragonSon is getting exactly what he ordered.

  • Yoni

    Whenever I hear my "college student" daughter say "I'm going to get my nails and toes done." All I say is "Thank The Almighty for you not being hungry and homeless." ......*tucks MY money back in my purse*

  • SummerBaby

    Me too! I got sew many bills. I'm ready to be a beard for a celeb.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ..... Lord Jesus fix it ..... Fix it Lawd

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Hey Keya, when do you go back?

  • ShelleDC

    I didn't say exactly what they bought at Walmart. I used Walmart and Target as places that they shop because people think it is taboo for them to shop there.

    And why does there need to be an online community? I am speaking for people that I know personally and work with.

  • Too Many Colors

    ME. TOO.

  • Just Keya

    End of Febuary ugh

  • Too Many Colors

    We can beard off our services together sis. TOGETHER. I say we should. My only issue is I still got a minor child. If Dub20 agrees to keep her sister, Imma do it with you okay?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    My wife and I went down to the station the next day. They showed me a picture of a Dominican brother they was looking for. And wanted me to laugh it off. Like I wasn't about to fight some cop(s) over nothing.

    They 'Swatted' my house not long after...

    The same week it happened to Lil Wayne.

    (I truly believe it was related to me standing my ground)

  • SummerBaby

    I gotta send a check for one of my twins college tuition ?. I'm glad my kids are older. While my bd has a toddler & a baby due any day now ?.

  • chachadigi

    He owed them when they took the case.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    If its a loan you can't afford it. In my opinion. Debt free, NO LOANS, NO CAR NOTES, NO MORTGAGE NO CREDIT CARD BILLS (which are loans) THEN you can say I can afford it. If it will cost you more in the end to purchase it now..you can't afford it. I guess that my idea of affordability sis. I can't afford the $2 for $2 at McDonalds right now. I make close to $60K but I have BILLS. I wanna be not only debt free when i retire but have a cushion of cash to be as lazy as I dare. lol

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Barneys ain't the only one but you're right. Some of us are quick to walk in these stores to prove to them we got it. I rather not make that contribution to their paycheck. Hopefully he has the sense not to step foot back in that store.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I heard

  • MookieFly

    It's made even worse with social media. Now lil DaBroccoli who used to front on the corner can now front for the world wide audience. Of course some other fool gotta one up him and the cycle continues

  • Too Many Colors

    My aunt and her husband. I dont eem think its my uncle. IT IS HER. Why we gotta make sandwiches on day after Thanksgiving on GENERIC BREAD lady? AND generic soda? YOU and him MAKE I KNOW $200k a YEAR together. We in this 5 bedroom MINI-MANSE and you got me eating WalMart brand bread. Im going to the store to get some SUNBEAM and some PEPSI. Does anybody want anything? JESUS.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Your idea isn't realistic. People need to still be able to live their lives and buy some of the things they want. I'm sorry if I have to put off a new bag or shoes until I get out of debt that's never going to happen. I don't work everyday putting up with ish so that the only thing I can do is pay the people I owe.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    A good friend of mine used to be so mad in college because her parents always made her apply her refund to next semester's tuition. She never got to do the refund check ball out. Neither did I...?

  • Yoni

    Agreed! Tis the reason why I feel that home "OWNERship" is overrated. Folks THINK they own their home.........but miss a payment and see won't somebody be coming to sit yo shit out to the curb.

  • Too Many Colors

    You missed the part where I said most college students are stupid and dont realize they gotta pay that BACK? In other words he thought he could afford it. Free money to him.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    EEEEGGGGZAAACKLY!!! We still have to pay for it in the end. Ball now pay later..(me included) I used my loan money to pay off a car I bought in a year. Each time I got $3000 here 4500 there I dumped into my car payment. End of my first year in school my car was paid for. I reduced what I owed the car company in interest and when I finished school I had a brand new one owner car that the repo man would never see...

  • SummerBaby

    Lets get it! Maybe we need a dayum reality show so we can host parties like Yandy for a check.

  • Yoni

    Her parents are wise ppl. LOL I ALWAYS "gave my check back".

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    I know she glad now though and so are you cuz your loans arent grand. Good job mommy!

  • MookieFly

    Smartest idea ever. Take that refund and apply it right back to school

  • Buttercup

    Say that!

  • Yoni

    LOL Sunbeam isn't generic? Well I'll be. LMAO

  • Yoni

    Ain't that sad that they think that way?

  • SummerBaby

    I also hate having a car note. Just this morning I was wishing I could get out of it ?

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    People should be able to live. It's almost as though people are assuming he balls out like this everyday.

  • Too Many Colors

    YOLO out this bish. Cell company was calling me hard AS HELL right at Christmas. I was ON the online Coach outlet. USING the phone to do it and order stuff. Sent it right to VM. Like BYE.

  • Yoni

    I didn't have a car note for YEARS. This is only my THIRD car EVER in my life......and the payments aren't so bad..........b/c my grown ass pays the payments in "halfsies". LOL :tea:

  • Too Many Colors

    And even with the MANDATORY counseling they STILL think that. Seminar is required here even for comm. college. The first thing they say: THIS is not FREE money.

  • Yoni

    Start in Dubai. You'll prolly only have to do it one time to cover EVERYTHING. LOL

  • AnonymousRose

    spend your money, it has no value anyway.... they create it, they can take it away... get you some real worth. something that is worth something.......

  • Too Many Colors

    Nope. We was all raised on that and Wonder. Her too lol. I was like GOOD VALUE bread? Lady...wtf is the meaning of this?

  • SummerBaby

    Exactly a friend of the family is going through it now. Got hurt on the job after 24+ years & workers compensation & unemployment are putting him through it so he's struggling.

  • Yardgirl

    Yep! One of my young relatives in college did just that $300+ belt at a store on Fordham Rd, in the Bronx!! I wanted to punch him in the throat I was so mad. He is generous though because he offered to buy me one too but I passed (a fool and his money will easily part!) SMH

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I'm buying some of the stuff I want. I can afford it if I've paid all my bills due whether I'm still in debt or not. Would it be great to get out sooner? Sure but I'm not buying that kind of stuff everyday and I could be dead tomorrow. Everybody enjoyed the fruits of my labor but me.

  • Buttercup

    Every time I get paid, I make a payment. Honey Dip thinks he's the only one making a payment. I should have the title in the next couple of months.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    They are gonna piss and chyt on her in Dubai...

  • sealsaa

    Sooo, why weren't the cops sued instead? Seems like they humiliated him more than the store did. Even kept him detained for no good reason.

  • jussaying

    This exactly! What good is having some money if you don't live! Whatever that entails to you. That's not to say piss it all away but if he worked hard for a 350 belt, it should be his prerogative to do what makes him happy! You budget accordingly.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    My friend at the time gave me the idea. He was like look You work, you are not suffering for anything. The only thing thats giving you grief is that car note each month. Pay the car off when you get your refunds. He did it but his azz bought a nice Acura. He paid his off in two years..

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    smart..very smart!!!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I didn't have any loans. MY parents made me apply for every scholarship and grant under the sun. I was so mad, that shyt was so damn time consuming. By grad school I realized how right they were so I got on it myself. Shyt was still tedious as hell applying but I got my grants and my dad gave me the rest.

  • 1/8

    I went through my phase of trying to impress people, a long time ago. Nowadays, my wardrobe consists of discount and secondhand clothes.

    True story: I had an uncle who owned three shirts, three pairs of pants, and one pair of shoes. He drove a 1980s Mercedes Benz until the day he died in 2014.

    When he died, he had 3 million in the bank.

  • Yoni

    I always thought it was generic. Up here, we were raised on Butternut. NOW that I'm older and more wiser (read: health conscious). ANY white bread is a no for me.....pending on how hungry I am. LOL But I don't buy it. LOL

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Car was paid off but he still had the debt from the student loans?

  • askquestions

    Why are you speaking in hypotheticals? Lol.

  • SummerBaby

    Nope! I think they used to have a commercial back in the day ?

  • SameoleJ

    He could have just passed a major test and decided to treat himself to something high end. I do it all the time, will splurge for something I wants every once in a while.

  • Yoni

    And I've learned that anything (food) with a commercial should not be consumed. LOL How many commercials do we have of folks eating collards and peas? LOL

  • Too Many Colors

    Yall should SEE all the CRAP Dub20 homegirls and my niece (same age) be getting with them huge refunds. Clothes. Trips. Im not talking small trips. Some went to 12 day trip to Europe.

    These the folks I totally see buying a $350 belt.

  • askquestions

    Yep. Because you self worth isnt corollary to material accumulation. You're blessed.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I don't usually buy sunbeam but I brought it for some reason. A couple months ago... $3 a loaf. It bet not be generic. Lol

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Sunshine It is very important to do for yourself. But if you are doing it to shine FOR others..then thats when it becomes sad to me. My thing is shoes..When I do something big or meet a goal. I buy me a sexy pair.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    My father tells me this ..... what good is working to get a check only to not spend it .... That's what you work for..... sn: My parents ... especially my father are excellent with money too ..... and keep some money on standby ..... he gave me that lecture when I took away J's allowance for showing her azz

  • SummerBaby

    I buy Good Value bread for my son. ?

  • Buttercup

    I plan on doing the same thing when we buy a house. We'll get a 15 year mortgage and pay it off in 8.

  • Too Many Colors

    Girl YES. Sunbeam can be high. I alternate between that and what is on sale.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    We are assuming he did this for someone else and not for himself?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Because he was profiled.

  • jussaying

    EXACTLY. So when you die they can say lol he had a lot of money in the bank. But you didn't make any experiences while you were here smh. The key is just to use moderation.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Wow thats so amazing good job! Im about to finish my pay off mid summer! Shyt was angerting my spirit! I will be delivert!

  • Yoni

    I've NEVER purchased it. The ONLY bread I buy NOW is 1/2 loaf of Klosterman's (honey) wheat. $0.94 at Wal-Mart. LOL

  • Too Many Colors

    Lmao....girl that bread was all falling apart. My mama tried to get crafty and toast it. Finally she was like go get my purse and go get us some bread. Dont you eem worry ma. I GOT IT.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Key words he died and left that for somebody else to spend.

  • Yoni

    :haha: @BD LOL

  • Auditor

    Amen...saving up for my land as we speak!

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Agreed. I buy nice shyt for me not other folks. Some do buy for other folks but not everybody.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I can't stand that generic stuff. We went on a family vacation, went to Walmart to food shop and they keep throwing generic shyt in the cart. I'm like "Wth is Great Value? Put that shyt back, I'll put in extra $. My kids will not eat that."

  • Yoni

    It's "legal tender"....a note. Not guaranteed.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    CONGRATS!

  • AnonymousRose

    and make sure you do a land patent, and not just buy it, if you just buy it you still have no ownership........that is key to wealth you don't want to just own it you want to control it... for future generations

  • 1/8

    "I sometimes think because they know they can have it if they want it .. it means less to them."
    _______
    Maybe they understand the value of a dollar.

  • SameoleJ

    I said the same thing. He had every right to splurge on himself. How do we know he didn't see that belt a while ago and it was more, so he waited until it was within his means. Either way his money, he earned and had the right to spend it as he wished. He didn't steal it or sell drugs to get it and he had a bank/debit card........

  • askquestions

    Lol. Splurge. We blacks are always splurging on things we had nothing to do with.

  • Yoni

    Well do we know the cost of being a beard? LOL

  • Yoni

    BOOM!

  • Too Many Colors

    Somethings I WILL do generic. Somethings I cannot tolerate generic.

    Generic condiments. ESPECIALLY ketchup. NO
    Generic BREAD. Any kind. Buns. Rolls. NO.
    Generic COLA. NOPE

    Few other items. But those are my top.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I'm with you somethings I won't do generic others I don't care.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    We always pay bills and save before we do anything else. We save at least 70% of our income after bills...but after THAT I'm buying wtf I want.

  • Too Many Colors

    I.YAM.CRINEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh hunty let tell ya something ..... you can have very nice name brand things without spending gangs of money for it..... Use coupons etc ...... you can buy jeans the same price at Belks, Nordstroms, Lord and Taylor ...... and go to walmart or Kmart and see jeans for the same exact price .... Always remember if you pay for poor quality you will have poor quality. The key is knowing what you can afford. I wear name brand items and so does my daughter ..... I get her things dirt cheap and same with me because I only buy those items on sale ... Doesn't pay to be cheap to that extent

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Exactly ^^

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I maybe wrong but I think he actually did save up for that belt.

  • side_i

    Barneys is actually on Madison Ave....*correction*

  • Sucker Free

    Well u cant take it with you when its checkout time....why not splurge on what u like

  • Too Many Colors

    JENIE! SAY this! OMG. My cousin. Target and Walmart everything. HEFFA. I wish I MIGHT pay $25 for some jeans from WALMART. You can go to Kohls or Belks and catch you a clearance. Dont mess around and its a sale and I got some Kohl's cash. What is WRONG with folks?

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I have a friend who always talks about how he lives on this tight budget so he can leave money to his kids when he dies. That makes no sense to me at all.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Hence the reason I don't buy from old Navy unless it's something I don't want to keep very long.

  • nicelyput32

    A half loaf of bread? I didn't think this existed.

  • Too Many Colors

    Yep. And to Un Rivera lol

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Seems like he should have gotten a little something something from the police as well.

  • Yardgirl

    Yep! Crazy.

  • ShelleDC

    True .... What I meant by that was that sometimes when you are able to get something that you always wanted but never had, when you finally get it it makes you feel good about yourself and the work that you have done to get it. With me it's not about clothes. My grandmother always taught us to buy quality clothes and classic timeless pieces. For me it is about buying and owning property and traveling. For now my sights are set on retiring on the World.

  • Yoni

    I'm getting the Daquan 'shaky screen'. #nervous

  • Yoni

    New post - two T's as in TT or T-n-T or two dacks with two balls T....

  • SummerBaby

    Me too! I thought it was just me.

  • Yoni

    GIRRRRRRRLLLLLLL!!!! Been having a hard time posting for the last *looks at clock* 3 mins. LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    @DUB Chile listen Here ..... my father every year for Christmas gives us gift card to Belks, Dillards, and Kohls ..... chile .... he is shopaholic but he shops right ..... he told me Hit Dillards on New Years (annual huge sale), Kohls go there and remember to get your Kohls cash ..... chile ..... Me sisters , father and mother have nice things and always have ..... something that sticks with me .... the hardest thing in life ... is how to manage money .... when you are able to do that ..... you can buy anything you want ..... currently working on that ..... but one things for sure ...... parents far from cheap ..... far from it .... all the way down to our vehicles ..... certain whips you best believe we ain't buying..... it does not pay to be cheap .... cause in the end that shyt will tear up on ya azz ..... but my middle sister cheap as hell .. by offbrand seasonings ... food everything... << hell we all can't understand that chile ...... cause she wasn't raised like that ... when we got treats as kids .... we got them in Bulk ..... that kept us from begging at other friends homes ..... chile

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Hey Sweet Butt are we divorced?

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Hey this was a good documentary...seen it on netflex

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Since I'm unable to post like I want .... quickly .... Tyler gives everyone a chance .... with that being said I respect that Guy ..... Bye everyone .... I can barely post shyt here today ..... Daquan is acting up

  • Auditor

    Yea I dunno how that's gonna work in a different country...but yes I feel you

  • Auditor

    Leaving my kids the house and a lil life insurance money...that's it.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Lawd, Daquan is aggravating as hell today

  • ShelleDC

    That is how to be. I am the same way. I believe in quality things, but I get it all on sale. I refuse to pay full price for a lot of things.

  • Buttercup

    Never! When you decided to love me, you decided to love me Fo-eva

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Fugg I posted my comment in the wrong got damn post ... dead

  • Auditor

    Can't speak for them BUT...as a business owner myself...

    It does mean something to them...but when you're a large corporation you can't control everything people do (your employees in this case)...hence insurance for every damn thing you can think of.

  • MsSincerity

    "Barneys' business partnership with rap mogul Jay Z in 2013 tarnished the 47-year-old's image in the black community"...No it didn't. These dumb fools still love him and his shady, sticky fingered wife.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This was suppose to be in Tyler Post upstairs lmao ... Newpost folks

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    With patience ... you can get the best of everything .... <3

  • Auditor

    I WISH I could buy clothes from Target lol...sh*t I would...but being lanky don't count...plus target sh*t ain't all that cheap anyway. I seen a dress for $60...negra for what!?!

  • 1/8

    I agree. Owning the right property is a great investment!

  • yallcrazy

    Good! That's what they ignant arses get!

  • Auditor

    True that

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    The fashion-forward teen, who lives with his mom in Corona, Queens, is studying engineering at the New York City College of Technology, where he had a work-study job.

    Christian said his paycheck had just been direct deposited into his Chase bank account, so he went straight to Barneys on the afternoon of April 29 to buy the pricey Ferragamo belt with a silver buckle and a reversible black and white strap.

    Paycheck kills the student loans assumption. Some people actually work and reward themselves.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Well uhm I don't know about fo-eva but I will love you fo-now.

  • jussaying

    I understand wanting to save stuff for your kids. That's noble and sweet. However, if he's happy living on that tight budget more power to him. I just meant that for me personally, I am not happy if I cannot go shopping every once in awhile for some nice things or go out to dinner.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Target ain't cheap. I was in their clearance section going I should go to JCPenny.

  • Auditor

    I'll have to disagree...I've gotten name brand things that didn't hold up at all. Meanwhile my Walmart sh*t still hanging on YEARS later. This is why I don't pay full price for clothes most of it's not worth a damn. They're all made by the same people in the same factory anyway...by lil Ling Ling.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Thing is I don't he is happy. I think he just wants to be 'noble'. I think everyone should buy something they want sometimes. I can not count your money for you but live your life.

  • Auditor

    If it tastes the same why it matter?

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Apparently he wants to leave his kids well off so they can do all the things he wouldn't do saving for them. I wouldn't want my parents to do that and while I'm not a parent I wouldn't want to do that for my children either.

  • Auditor

    Lol true

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Not sure how they do it ..... but I can say for sure ... money was never an argument in our household .... now wearing cheap shyt ... and buying cheap things ... like tissue , clothes , etc, now that got ya cussed out rofl

  • Auditor

    Depends on the rate and the perks that go with it. My car loan has less than $40 in interest a month. I'd be a damn fool not to do that. All my credit cards have either deferred interest (long as you pay it off in 12 months) or cash back. That's free money...you just gotta know how to work the system!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Trial and error ... know what Items that are of quality .... when ya know clothes you want have that problem ...

  • Auditor

    Speak

  • Too Many Colors

    Work hard play hard. Can't be saving and never ever get yourself nothing like @Sunshine said. I made assumption about student loan. But even if he did, it's his. Not necessarily borrowed. Even on a cc.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Learning the backstory behind Dapper Dan was a movie in itself. I never gave that "fake" Gucci any thought.

    Billionaire Boys Club has surpassed all the urban labels.

  • 1/8

    He spent his money on things he enjoyed: books, traveling, and silly electronic gadgets. My uncle's philosophy on money was, "It's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it." Besides, people build wealth for different reasons. Some people want to have something to leave behind for their loved ones. That's how you create generational wealth.

    Initially, I was going to leave my estate to various animal shelters, but I have a nephew who is extremely bright and mature; so, I may have to update my living trust.

  • Auditor

    Yea I wish...I can't wear everything with my lanky ass...if they don't sell TALL I'm out or usually dresses for work. But trust I've had a WIDE range of name brand dresses and Walmart definitely held up longer.

  • Auditor

    Sure as hell not

  • 1/8

    I was taught to measure my worth by the amount of service I provide for others.

  • Auditor

    I'd leave em $10k...they better bury me and not burn me lol

  • Auditor

    I always say I will compromise on EVERYTHING else but my food and heat. I'll burn up in my house and wear holey clothes before I give up all that.

  • Auditor

    Yes I couldn't login for a minute

  • Auditor

    He'd be tied up in court forever

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    God bless him because it wouldn't be me and my kids know it. Yes, you get what's left of my insurance policy AFTER you put me away, and I do have a little property they will probably sell within hours after I close my eyes but I am spending what little bit I have now. I deserve...

  • Buttercup
  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    Lord you sound just like me! When they were young my kids knew not to bring back no name ketchup, mayonnaise, bread or anything we had to consume. Come to think of it, I can't deal with no name dishwashing liquid, toilet paper or laundry detergent, either

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Logged me off and refused to let me me back in

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Ugh.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THAT AWKWARD MOMENT WHEN YOU END UP LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK...

  • Di Ana

    wow... I remember him... it took 3 years tho?... sheesh.

  • Mel

    Congrats to him hopefully Barneys learn their lesson

  • SameoleJ

    Um, sir most of the stuff you require "we" have nothing to do with, so what is your point? If he chose to buy the belt, because he wanted to. What is the problem? FYI, I am still in love with Willie's clothing and splurged on it plenty of times and "we" had something to do with that. I am an equal opportunity Slurgonista!!! :)

  • WetPntees

    Typically when a case drags out this long resulting in a trial, the lawyers demand in the settlement that all attorney's fees be paid separately from the lawsuit. So their cut is separate from his...

  • askquestions

    Oh, well. We always make excuses.

    Instead of saying "I try supporting blacks business when I can", you made an excuse. Sorry. You're not the type of black I'm interested in.

  • Auditor

    Exactly

  • askquestions

    That's funny. Because a lot of the things people splurge on doesn't make them happy even in this lifetime. Lol

  • SameoleJ

    What in thee Sam Hell?! 1st and foremost, I wasn't looking for you to be even slightly interested in me and when I said Willi (Smith) (sorry I misspelled it up top), clear you don't know much because he is a black designer who had his own clothing line, so Sir is that not supporting black business. In addition, we are talking about a dayum belt by an Italian designer, who is damn sure close to black!! How is what I said am excuse, when I wasn't even attempting to apologize for nor justify my actions. Okay, you got your rise. Happy?!

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I hope you ain't say it like that.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I'm with you. I wouldn't have that expectation of my parents. Live your life.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    lol For $10K they are probably going to try and burn your azz in the back yard.

  • eljjai

    But where DID he get that kinda cash?

  • lovelygamour

    i worked at wal-mart for a few months. lol. this women in a mink wanted a deal on some flowers. told her she picked up the wrong vase. she then wanted someone to go outside with her to get another one cause it was dark.
    they dont buy everything there but they do go in. i think they just want to see if they are missing anything and to do what everyone else does. i also helped a guy at the jewelry counter. it was 2 am he had a rolex on and wanted 2 more watches to got out with. he had 5 other guys with him. its crazy. cause they still want to be treated special. so they usually come in late so they can get more time with a sales associate. you generally have to remind them that this is a discount store. crazy. or they will be gross because its a discount store. dude with an apple watch brought some underwear back.

  • lovelygamour

    this could easily be solved with asking for id. the cow at staples wouldnt let me buy a $50 router without id. i think the credit card companies frown on asking for id for low amounts but for an overpriced belt. i think thats what id is for.

  • Mahogany

    That was a nice documentary

  • Blue

    If I buy a $349 belt will one of you please beat me with it.... right there at the register. As soon as they hand me the receipt. Thank you.

  • Lolalao

    That $349 belt cost $45G.

  • MookieFly

    I know of a couple places that do that, mostly electronic stores, but for overpriced crud they should have it implimented.

  • Fendi

    I'm not a college student, but all I buy are Gucci belts. I've had my favorite belt for 10 years, and it is still holding up. It must not occur to folks that sometimes, you get what you pay for. Not all Black college students are struggling. Not all Black people buy nice clothes or accessories seeking "acceptance" from anyone. If you like bargain shopping, do you. Some people work in environments with high end clientele and are compensated to look and act the part. Perhaps, that isn't you.

  • Fendi

    They're commenting in hypotheticals the same way you are. You're so down on this young man for wanting a belt he can afford. He doesn't need to present financial statements to you or anyone else to prove he can afford to buy something. People with your mentality are as much the problem as the racist idiots in these retail establishments.

    I question your race based on your comments.

  • Fendi

    FUBU surpassed all "urban" labels in revenue. BBC isn't a multibillion dollar company. FUBU is still operating internationally.

  • Fendi

    Thank you. People may not be into fashion, which is why they don't shop at Gucci. But they'll drive a $300k car and no one mentions how many people they can feed or house with that $300k. It is only "offensive" or "problematic" when a Black person wants more than the bare minimum.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    You don't see artist wearing FUBU. I'm not talking about revenue. It's people with their own clothing lines and still wear BBC.

    FUBU been played out. I think the Midwest was the last people still wearing it.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/94bd4618a7dde1b6b12dcd3737f5204c07f4136fd69a8f6d44a485ed2d477848.jpg

  • Fendi

    Again, BBC hasn't surpassed a thing. That's merely your opinion.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Show me somebody wearing FUBU, I'll wait...

  • Fendi

    You're referring to what someone is wearing in the US, like there aren't 6 other continents outside of North America and hundreds of other countries. Wake me when BBC earns billions as a brand.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God
  • Fendi

    Feel free to reread your original post that I replied to, then get back to me.

  • stanley

    Nobody buys Jay z music because it's a new Era lol... it's all about the trap sound now.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Good.

  • RobKardashianLovesChocolate

    Oh please. Good for him but a belt for $349 is stupid anyway. When the great recession comes he will want to eat that belt because food will be scarce.

  • Meme81

    He should bring 10 friends back to browse and see if they can get a comeup, too.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Atta girl!!! Speak that truth @ Fendi

  • Gone n Tell It!!!!

    Say it Loud!!!!!

  • Gone n Tell It!!!!

    Beyond sad, the voice of reason is something the majority of people choose not to subscribe to.

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    possibly he sued for court costs also Who even files a case without taking into consideration what it's gonna cost

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    The post says: "former engineering student at the New York City College of Technology". So he may have graduated and if he IS an engineer, should be making really good money.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Not always true. You may think they don't have their vices because they don't wear fancy clothes but they might spend money on art, country club fees, private school, boats, holidays, golf clubs, hunting gear, ugly azz truck that cost 120k, etc. You can't pass judgment on their spending because they don't wear Gucci. That's why finance is very personal, if you don't live with someone you don't know how they spend their money. Period. So tired of people saying rich white folk don't spend money but their country club costs 80k a year so not quite.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    You right. What about people that eat out every single day. $10 lunch times 120 days in 4 months equals a Gucci Boston but i'm asleep. Yet they claim to be frugal.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Congrats!!!

  • kekeb

    Newsflash: GENERALLY SPEAKING, WHITE PEOPLE DON'T LIKE US, SO PLEASE STAY OUT OF THEIR STORES BUYING THIER APPAREL. it's a girl on instagram with a boutique right now, go shop there ??

  • kekeb

    And is he gone also sue NYPD????

  • Lashawn

    Jayz's street cred at 47??? come on cut it out. Great story til that crap!

  • ShelleDC

    What are you talking about. We are not talking about that. I clearly said at my Boarding school so I am aware of that. Everyone around me is into real estate or politics. Like I said to another person the reason for posting those particular stores as examples was because people think it's taboo for people with money to shop there. Again I am speaking for people I know which I clearly said. I never said all of them.

  • BLACK LOVE

    He should've held out longer...neega too thirsty to get a check smh

  • Fendi

    They typically spend more than $10/meal. Also, I won't dare touch the people who claim designer clothes, shoes and accessories are "frivolous" purchases, but they buy Hennessy, Ciroc, have a weed man, etc. Nope. I'm not touching that. ?

  • Yancey2014

    It's Ferragomo not Ferragono #OkBye