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Sham Pricing Allegations at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s Mirror Another Class Action

By: Anapol Weiss

A proposed class action lawsuit involving Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s pricing highlights issues very similar to a lawsuit involving the clothing store Justice – a class action lawsuit that recently settled for $51 million.

A complaint filed in California federal court this month claims that Macy’s and its owned affiliate Bloomingdale’s have falsely labeled items with prices well above the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). When an item goes on sale, the lawsuit alleges, the sale price reflects a bigger discount – when in reality it could simply be the item’s full price.

In December 2015, Tween Brands Inc. and Ascena Retail Group Inc. agreed to a $51 million settlement of a class action alleging Justice misled customers with similar deceptive pricing practices. Plaintiffs claimed the store marked items at 40 percent off, when the discounted price was really the regular cost. Those who purchased items at Justice between January 1, 2012 and February 28, 2015 may be eligible to receive cash payments after showing proof of purchase.

Those who shopped at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s may also able be able to seek restitution. Contact our firm for assistance if you believe you made a purchase that might have been falsely priced at these stores. We can investigate your situation and get answers.