GO
Loading...

Victoria's Secret Store in NYC Hit by Bedbugs

Victoria's Secret shut down one of its Manhattan stores Friday after discovering bedbugs inside, making the lingerie and women's apparel retailer the latest merchant in New York City to have problems with the parasites.

Victoria Secret
John Parra | FilmMagic
Victoria Secret

A representative for Victoria's Secret, a unit of Limited Brands, indicated to CNBC that the bedbug problem was not widespread.

"As a proactive measure, we tested our Manhattan stores," the spokesperson said. "When we found small, isolated areas that may have been impacted, we immediately took action to resolve the situation."

All merchandise found with bedbugs was destroyed, according to reports. Bedbug-detecting dogs were at the site, on Lexington Avenue and 58th Street, and cryonite was used to freeze and kill the pests.

A store operated by teen retailer Hollister in Manhattan's chic Soho neighborhood, as well as an Abercrombie & Fitch at South Street Seaport, were temporarily closed recently to get rid of bedbugs.

Contact U.S. News

  • CNBC NEWSLETTERS

    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    To learn more about how we use your information,
    please read our Privacy Policy.
    › Learn More

Don't Miss

  • Leading up to the Super Bowl (and Puppy Bowl), on Wednesday, Uber teamed up with Animal Planet and 10 local humane societies to bring puppies to offices for play dates. CNBC tried it out.

  • White Castle restaurant

    A 24-hour White Castle location in Las Vegas had to close for more than two hours to restock after its grand opening.

  • Fishermen carry a rare 15-foot megamouth shark (Megachasma Pelagios), which was trapped in a fishermen's net in Burias Pass in central Philippines January 28, 2015.

    A megamouth shark washed up on a beach in the Pacific, providing a rare glimpse of a mysterious animal. NBC News reports.

U.S. Video

  • CNBC's David Faber digs deep into Viacom's quarterly results, as the company beat on earnings but missed on revenues.

  • CNBC's Morgan Brennan and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster talk about why Google's outlook could be more important than its fourth quarter earnings report.

  • CNBC's Morgan Brennan and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster talk about why Amazon is a top pick for the year despite investor worries about the company spending "like drunken sailors," according to the analyst.