Former Versace Employee Says Company Uses ‘Secret Code’ to Alert Staff When Black Customers Enter the Store


Luxury retailer Versace is being accused of racism, with an ex-employee making a claim that the company has some very questionable practices in place.

According to the former employee of one of the company’s Bay Area locations, staff members are trained to use a special “code word,” alerting others whenever a person of color enters the high-end store.

As reported by TMZ, Versace has been hit with a lawsuit, during which the former employee claims the company told him that the manager told him the code is “D410.” Conveniently enough, that same combination also doubles as the code for the label’s all-black clothing items.

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