For the past several months, bed bugs have had New Yorkers throwing out furniture, avoiding movie theaters and even questioning the subway commute. Now they seem to have gone after the most famous velour sweatsuits in the world.
Juicy Couture CEO, Edgar Huber, announced yesterday that bed bugs were discovered at the Fifth Avenue location. The mega-sized, girly fashion flagship store, and largest Juice Couture store in the country, will be temporarily closed to exterminate.
"Like other major retailers recently impacted by this issue, we are moving swiftly and aggressively to address the problem," announced Huber, who expects the store to re-open within the week. In the meantime, there are three other Juicy Couture stores that service the New York City area, none of which have reported any problem.
This is not the first instance of a bed bug fashion faux pas. Other previous cases include Victoria's Secret and Niketown. In addition, in July, Abercrombie & Fitch and its sister store Hollister also announced that they needed to close their doors to exterminate for the pesky critters.