Carley Fiesel is suing Zara after finding a dead rat sewn into a dress she bought from the store, and we can't say we blame her.
In July, 24-year-old Manhattan woman Fiesel bought a black, scoop-neck dress from the clothing store at a location in Greenwich, Connecticut, only to find out in the coming weeks that she got way more than she bargained for.
The Colgate University grad wore the garment to work for the first time a few weeks after purchasing it and noticed an awful odor coming from it throughout the day.
"I felt something brushing up against my leg and thought it was a string from the seam of the dress," Fiesel told The New York Post. Much to her (disgusted) dismay, when she went to pull on it, she found that the "string" ended up being an approximately 2.5-inch rotting rodent that had been sewn into the seam.
Not only was this repulsive incident extremely traumatic for Fiesel, but her lawyer in the case, Adam Deutsch, stated that she also developed a rash that was medically determined to be rodent-born. (Ugh, we totally understand if you need a minute right now). Deutsch also told The New York Post that he believes the incident was due to the chain's quick production times.
However, a spokesperson for Zara said the company "has stringent health and safety standards," and that they "are committed to ensuring that all of our products meet these rigorous requirements." The company is currently investigating the incident.
I think it's safe to assume that Fiesel's new dress is definitely the talk of the town.