Shop closures and post-poned events amid Corona Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has adversely affected the economies. Many countries imposed stringent restrictions on movement of its people as well as non important shops and programmes. And as a result, many events, stores and factories were postponed or closed. In China the market has re-opened some weeks ago, but in Italy, France and Spain still has majority of operations at halt.

Cancelled or post-poned events

China Fashion Week: Postponed indefinitely in February.
Tokyo Fashion Week: March event called offearlier in the month.
Seoul Fashion Week: March event cancelled in February.
Moscow Fashion Week: Cancelled March event earlier in the month.
New York Bridal Week: The CFDA and Bridal Council have strongly advised designers to postpone events or show collections digitally.
Met Gala: Postponed indefinitely.
Coachella: Postponed until October.
South by Southwest: Cancelled.
Baselworld: Postponed to early next year.
Salone del Mobile: Postponed until June.
Copenhagen Fashion Summit: Postponed until October.
London Bridal Fashion Week: Postponed until June.

Following Factory are Closed:

Giorgio Armani temporarily closed all the group’s offices and plants in Italy.
Gucci closed its Italian factories until March 20, including six sites located between Tuscany and Marche.
Rolex has temporarily closed its watch factories in Switzerland until March 27.

Following shops are closed:
Allbirds: Closed stores in Europe and the US until March 27.
Everlane: Closed physical stores.
Gap Inc: Reduced store hours across the US and Canada from March 16. More than 100 stores are temporarily closing in areas considered to have greatest impact.
Glossier: Closed all permanent and temporary retail locations for at least two weeks from March 13. Delayed store opening in Arizona.
H&M Group: Temporarily closed stores across large parts of Europe, including Italy, France and Spain.
Levi’s: Temporarily closed all retail locations in the United States and Canada as of Monday, March 16 and expects the stores to remained closed until March 27.
Lululemon: Reduced store hours from March 16 and cancelled in-store workout classes.
Nike: Shuttering all stores in the US, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand until March 27. Stores in Japan, South Korea, most of China and many other countries remain open as normal.
Nordstrom: Stores in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico closed for two weeks as of Tuesday, March 17.
Patagonia: Shuttered its stores and headquarters in North America for two weeks from March 13.
PVH: Closed retail stores across Europe and North America until March 29.
Ralph Lauren: All stores in the US and all hospitality properties in the US and Europe — including the Polo Bar in New York City and Ralph’s in Paris — are closed temporarily.
Reformation: Closed stores; cancelled all planned events and factory tours.
Saks fifth avenue: Temporarily closed Manhattan flagship and Philadelphia locations.
Selfridges: Operating reduced store hours.
Sephora: Closed all stores in the US and Canada until April 3.
Supreme: Temporarily closed stores, including London and New York locations.
Tapestry: Temporarily closed all Kate Spade, Coach and Stuart Weitzman stores in Europe and the US until March 27.
Under Armour: Closing all stores in the US from March 16 until March 28.
Urban Outfitters: Closed all stores worldwide until at least March 28.
VF Corp: Closed all stores across America until April 5.
Victoria’s Secret: Closed all stores in the US and Canada until March 29.
Walmart: Some stores working reduced hours to allow more time to restock and sanitise.
Warby Parker: Closed all stores through March 27.

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