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Barneys New York has reached an agreement that it will pay $525,000 and adopt new anti-profiling policies to settle the racial profiling cases against it, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said. 
While Amazon continues to have the lowest jewelry and watch prices online, other retailers slowly are gaining ground on the Internet giant, a recent report by think tank L2 shows. 
A recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing by Birks Group Inc. shows that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michael Rabinovitch, who has been with the retailer since August 2005, will leave the company in October.  
Mayors, the chain of stores in Florida and Georgia that’s under the Birks Group Inc. umbrella, just inked a multi-year private label credit card agreement with Alliance Data Systems.  
Multimedia retailers HSN and QVC reported that sales increased in the second quarter, with the strength of other categories offsetting poor jewelry sales for both.
Macy’s is launching a new campaign with Clinton Kelly, one of the hosts of TLC’s reality show What Not To Wear, on which he assisted guests deemed in need of a makeover, to lend his expertise and provide resources for brides-to-be. 
In a sign of continued confidence for the company’s turnaround, J.C. Penney announced Tuesday that it would open its first Brooklyn store ever, revamping the fine jewelry and watch departments while it adds other unique features. 
Blue Nile began dropping its prices in June and July following a second quarter in which sales of engagement rings in the U.S. fell 5 percent year-over-year due to higher diamond prices.
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