Barneys Gets Deeper Pockets

Suppliers complain that Barneys New York, the upscale apparel and home-furnishings retailer, has a history of taking its time to pay for merchandise. Perhaps that's because the tony specialty-store chain, which opened a store on Manhattan's Madison Avenue last year, hasn't been very profitable: It earned just $6 million on $151 million in sales for the last five months of 1993.

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