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If you thought bedbugs were another one of those things you could see only in New York, think again. Despite how well publicized the little creatures’ appearances in Manhattan’s retail establishments have been, they’ve been found as far west as Rodeo Drive.
We weren’t aware that anyone was still shopping at Juicy Couture, so we were a little shocked this morning when we found out the brand’s Fifth Avenue flagshop had bedbugs. And then, we kinda weren’t — because all that velour tracksuit karma was going to come home to roost sooner or later.
While we have to admit that it’s mildly entertaining to watch merchandise managers at New York City’s top stores squirm at the thought of a bedbug infestation, we seriously need for it not to happen to us. And if the rumors are true, there’s a lotion that should keep the bugs at bay.
As it turns out, the New York City bedbug takeover isn’t done yet. J.Crew, everyone’s favorite purveyor of classic American style, has found evidence of exactly one bedbug one at its office at 2 Penn in New York City.
In news that at this point should not be at all surprising, New York City’s Lincoln Center has bedbugs. Yes, that Lincoln Center.
New York’s now-famous retail act, The Bedbugs, have decided that specialty stores like Nike, Victoria’s Secret, Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch were too small time. In order to bring their message of intense creepy-crawliness to the world, the bugs have started making appearances at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.
Hollister, Abercrombie, Victoria’s Secret, Nike. What do these brands have in common? Hint: they don’t just have stores you can find at your local mall. Nope, these brands have far bigger (or smaller, we suppose) problems: bedbugs.
In light of a series of bedbug infestations at the New York City outposts of Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, and Victoria’s Secret some of the city’s bigger stores are tamping down on their bug patrol. But trust luxury retailer extraordinaire Bergdorf Goodman to do it in style.
The mind of a NYC bedbug slowly reveals itself with each news bite we receive. We have come to the conclusion that these elusive beings do have taste — though it’s certainly shallow. First Hollister, then Abercrombie & Fitch, and now our favorite bed monsters have found solace on a pair of angel wings and in wonder bras at a Victoria’s Secret on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
If you’ve been walking past Soho’s Hollister flagship store in the past month and sensed something iffy about the twitching shirtless models, recent reports confirms that your instincts are telling the truth.