Juicy Couture's 5th Avenue Store Shut Down Because of Bed Bugs

Posted on December 1, 2010

Gothamist reports that Juicy Couture on 5th Avenue in New York City closed yesterday because of an infestation of bedbugs. Here's the official statement:

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 -- 860 Madison Avenue, 368 Bleecker Street, 103 Fifth Avenue -- and of course all merchandise is available 24-hours a day at www.juicycouture.com.

Bedbugs are pretty much everywhere in New York. We're starting to wonder if this wasn't some kind of government experiment that went horribly wrong. You know, like they accidentally made super bedbugs while trying to create a weapon. Or maybe we're suffering from a lack of sleep coupled with watching too many episodes of The Walking Dead.