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Hear no Bedbug, See no Bedbug, Speak no Bedbug

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On the heels of bedbug infestations at Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Victoria's Secret, the folks over at WWD called up a bunch of other major retailers to ask what sort of preventative measures they were taking. "The overwhelming response: "LA LA LA WE CAN'T HEAR YOU." Stores that refused or just plain old failed to comment included Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, J.Crew, Ralph Lauren, the Gap, and Macy's. Bergdorf replied that it was "in the process of formulating a plan," and Lord & Taylor said that while it had no bedbug problem, its exterminator was visiting more often just in case." [RNY]