If the pumping music, masses of teenage girls, and half-dressed male models didn’t already deter you from shopping at Hollister, here’s something that will. On Wednesday afternoon, tourists in New York City’s Soho flagship store — which Amelia previously described as “hell on earth” — were greeted by a sign informing them that the overpriced store was closed for the day, due to an infestation of bed bugs! It seems those gross creepy crawling biting bugs are taking over certain parts of the store, and employees have even suffered bites. Since bed bugs thrive in wood and dark places, both of which accurately describe Hollister’s “ambiance,” the store is like a breeding ground for the pests. Obviously, Hollister is currently undergoing extermination, but if you’ve purchased anything from that particular Hollister, our suggestion is get to cleaning … your entire apartment. [WSJ] Keep reading »
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Before I left for my trip to Costa Rica — more on that next week — I stopped by the newly opened Hollister store in New York’s SoHo neighborhood in order to buy an extra bikini. I had been to Hollister in other cities before, but my subconscious must have blocked the bad memories, because I truly was unprepared for the mental breakdown that shopping in that store causes.