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.
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.