By  on July 7, 2010

NEW YORK — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is still investigating its bedbug problem in Manhattan, but hoping to reopen the Abercrombie & Fitch unit in the South Street Seaport on Thursday.

The company’s Hollister flagship on Broadway and Houston Street in SoHo reopened Saturday after the infestation was exterminated, and on Tuesday saw good traffic despite the scorching heat (and being temporarily tainted), with Broadway busy midday. Hollister male models in swim trunks at the entrance drew attention to the store, and air-conditioning added to the appeal. Inside, several shoppers sipped iced coffees as traffic seemed to build. There was one worker vacuuming, but when asked if she was chasing the bugs, an associate assured: “No, that’s for the rugs — to get the dust off.”

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