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.