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Barneys stiffs staff and loyal customers after bankruptcy filing

For a luxury retailer, Barneys is proving quite cheap. The department store chain, which was just sold off to a brand licensing company in bankruptcy, is being accused of short-changing employees and once-loyal customers as it winds down its remaining stores, sources told The Post. Hundreds of staffers who were laid off at the company’s Fifth Avenue headquarters on Nov. 6 were stiffed on their unused vacation days and denied severance if they worked for the company for under two years, sources said. “A lot of people didn’t take their vacation days because they were trying to save the company,” one former executive fumed to The Post. “It’s really abysmal how the employees were treated.” The company’s meager severance p ...