Jay-Z’s Barney’s Collection Rakes In Over $1 Million For Charity


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Remember  the controversial clothing line partnership with Jay-Z and Barney’s that was hindered by the recent racial discrimination lawsuits against the luxury retail store? Well, apparently the over-priced fashion collaboration was not only a huge success but benefited charity. 100 percent of the collection’s proceeds are being donated to Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, which helps underprivileged kids pay for a college education.

According to the New York Daily News,  on the last day of the sale this past Friday, the total sales exceeded $1 million during its six-week run. Then again, when your line consists of 1,000 cotton shirts, $700 python baseball caps and a $58,000 Rick Owens crocodile jackets, it might be easier to reach that goal.

Barney’s also donated 10 percent of all store-wide profits to the Shawn Carter Foundation on the day of the line’s launch.

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