According to CEO of Juicy Couture Edgar Huber, they’ve had to close the Fifth Avenue Store because of bed bugs!
I guess fans will have to wait to get those sweatpants with “Juicy” on the butt!
Edgar sent out an email to his staff, laying out their plans to rid themselves of the infestation:
As you may be aware we have temporarily closed the 5th Avenue location due to the discovery of bed bugs.
Our top priority is to protect our associates and our customers and we are moving swiftly and aggressively to address the problem. We expect to re-open the store later in the week and will keep you updated when we have specifics around the re-opening.
At this time there have been no other locations identified with this issue but we will continue to take all necessary precautions.
The company has also issued an official statement, directing customers to their website or another location so that there’s no interruption in business:
We wanted to inform the public and our consumers that we have temporarily closed the Juicy Couture Store at 650 Fifth Avenue due to the discovery of bed bugs.
Like other major retailers recently impacted by this issue, we are moving swiftly and aggressively to address the problem. We expect the store to re-open later this week.
The people who shop and work at the store are our top priority and we are taking all necessary precautions.
There are three other Juicy Couture stores serving New York City shoppers at 860 Madison Avenue, 368 Bleecker Street, 103 Fifth Avenue and of course all merchandise is available 24-hours a day at www.juicycouture.com.
Sounds pretty gross. I hope they’re able to get rid of these pests.