Juice Couture is known for its expensive denim and its velour track suits. Jeans retail for upwards of $178 and handbags around $230. And yet! Employees at the company’s flagship store on 5th Avenue in NYC allege that the company is systematically trying to bilk employees out of hours and benefits. A petition started by employee Duane and former employee Darrell claims that the company has reduced all but a few employees to part time work. Now, they say, most of the store’s 128 employees are limited to less than 21 hours a week. That’s so they don’t have to offer health insurance to their workers — under the Affordable Health Care Act, employees who work 30 hours or more are eligible to receive health care benefits. Further, in order to qualify for sick days, Juicy says you must work more than 1400 per year, which is impossible on a 21-hour per week schedule.
“Darrell and I are just two of the full-time employees that have been forced out of Juicy Couture,” writes Duane on his Retail Action Project petition. “Now we’re speaking out on behalf of my coworkers who remain at the store, because we all deserve Just Hours.”
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Don’t ask me how, but Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture came together last night to present the 20th anniversary of their Vanities bash, co-hosted by Shailene Woodley. The fête, intended as a pre-Oscars celebration, brought out a pretty random assortment of celebs, and some even more random outfits. Seriously, things were weird. Here’s the (very few) truly good, the bad, and the plentifulwhat the hell was she thinking.
Sometimes you can’t help loving something despite the fact that you know it’s kind of wrong. (Except this scenario makes it all the more desirable. For further reading see: most great works of classic literature.) Take, for example, these Juicy Couture sequined fingerless gloves, or “hand warmers” as they are referred to in the description. Aside from being slightly impractical, they’re also something you don’t really need, and the price isn’t exactly budget-friendly. But sometimes you just know what will make you happy.
Juicy Couture now makes a $1,000 diamond charm you attach to the zipper of your tracksuit. Do not want: Because for a grand you don’t even get the full outfit! [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
Because there’s no way sneakers and boots would willingly get together, right? Juicy Couture must have forced them into it. [Shopbop] Keep reading »
There’s something to be said for elegant jewelry that does the whole whispering instead of screaming thing. But there’s also something to be said for screwing that method and getting really, really gaudy with your accessories. Cue Juicy Couture cocktail rings. They’re huge, shiny, and far cooler than the velour track suits of yore. Subtlety, as it turns out, is not for everyone.
Given Lady Gaga’s extravagant outfits, we’re at the point where we expect nothing less from her sartorially than innovative get-ups and out-there styles. But she wasn’t always the crazy queen of fashion that we know (and love) today. Back when she was in high school at New York City’s Convent of the Sacred Heart, fashion meant something a little bit different, and lace jumpsuits weren’t exactly de rigueur for Stefani. During a non-uniform day, she showed up to school wearing a too-tight polo shirt and a Juicy Couture tracksuit! Yikes. Apparently, her outfit wasn’t private school approved, and lead to one of those pesky high school detentions. Not exactly the fashion choice we’d expect from her — and certainly not an outfit you want to be remembered for. [Grazia] Keep reading »
There are two types of people in the world: those who wrote off Juicy around the same time they got rid of their Uggs, and those who look like they’re vying for a spot on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” or “Jersey Shore.” Or at least, that’s what we thought. The maker of the iconic velour tracksuit has steered itself in a new and appealing direction—you may have heard that they recently hired Erin Fetherston to design and consult for the brand—and you can already see some fresh style through the new jewelry offerings. Some of these pieces seem to take inspiration from Dior’s floral cluster designs, which is a good thing because we can’t afford Dior anyhow. As for JC, we’re loving the vintage-looking enameled flowers found on showy cocktail rings and delicate chains. Some other highlights include interwoven fabric and chain necklaces, messy cluster jewelry à la Tom Binns, and delicate hoop earrings draped with trinkets. Check out a few more of our favorite pieces after the jump! [JuicyCouture.com] Keep reading »
With a recent infusion of fashion credibility in the form of Erin Fetherston, the designer well-known for her ethereal princess designs and floaty dresses, Juicy Couture is working to make a new name for itself and get way from tired sweatsuits. Erin’s very first creation had a major debut on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. Apparently, after the announcement of her new position as guest designer and creative consultant, Erin fashioned a “Bespoke Juicy Couture” caftan out of the exact same fabric as those well-known velour jumpsuits. Her dress turned out really well given the material and the connotations that go along with it, proving that a good designer can make anything look fashionable. We have to admit, this could be a brand new start for Juicy Couture. [Racked via Styleite] Keep reading »