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To help curb the spread of Coro

navirus people are being encouraged to self-isolate and to stay home until further notice. Many retailers are also doing their bit and shutting their stores in order to prevent the spread even further.

Whilst many retailers such as Nike and Urban Outfitters are closing their stores due to concerns over the epidemic, the fashion industry has already taken a major hit due to the Covid-19. As luxury brands are predicted to make a loss of between $30-40 billion in sales this year. 

However, it’s not all doom and gloom as LMVH just announced they will be using their production facilities of their perfume and cosmetics brands in France to produce large quantities of hand sanitising gel. This extra time at home also means more time to spend scrolling online websites and to pick out some new clothes for spring. 

Take a look below at the retailers that have closed their brick and mortar doors for the time being and where you can still get your retail fix.


Nike have closed their stores across Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Closures will continue until at least March 27 with workers still being paid in full.

“The well-being of our teammates and consumers is our top priority so we have decided to close our stores in multiple countries around the world,” Nike announced in a statement to CNBC. “We are taking additional steps in other Nike-managed facilities, including the option to work from home, staggered work schedules, social distancing and additional safety and cleaning steps to help protect and support our teammates.”

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Apple announced they will be shutting all stores outside of China until March 27. “The most effective way to minimize risk of the virus’s transmission is to reduce density and maximize social distance,” Apple's CEO Tim Cook said in a statement on their website. “As rates of new infections continue to grow in other places, we’re taking additional steps to protect our team members and customers.” Cook also announced Apple would be committing $15 million to help with worldwide recovery. Apple will continue to pay their workers.

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“In an effort to protect our communities, we have decided to close all of our global stores. We will continue to pay our store teams during this time,” reads a statement on the Urban Outfitters website. “As far as we know, none of our employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Stores will not reopen until at least March 28 and because the situation is complex and evolving rapidly, our plans may change. And if they do, we'll let you know.”

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Luggage retailer Away are also closing their stores for atleast two weeks. In a statement posted to their website they said “the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is forcing everyone to rethink how they interact with the world—our work habits, how we gather, and how we travel. As a company who cares deeply about our community and employees, we’ve been carefully considering everything we can do to help the situation.” 

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Yoga and activewear brand Lululemon are closing all of their stores in North American and Europe until March 27. They said they will pay their workers during this time. “We are living in uncertain times and we’re learning more about this virus every day,” CEO Calvin McDonald said in a statement. “We are taking this step to help protect our global community, guests and people, and ensure we are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

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Glossier released a statement on their Instagram announcing the temporay closures of retail locations in New York, Los Angeles, London and Atlanta for the next two weeks.

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Everlane are closing all of their stores until March 28 to slow the spread of the virus. A statement on their website says “we will continue to launch new products carefully during this time. Our hope is that we can bring some sense of normalcy to our customers who still want to shop with us.”

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Skincare brand The Ordinary released a statement on their Instagram saying that they “have decided to close all stores temporarily to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

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Whilst you’re here check out The Best Clean and Natural Skincare Brands To Try This Year.


Abercrombie & Fitch are another brand closing all of their stores during the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes Abercrombie Kids, Hollister Co. and Gilly Hicks stores too. “As I write this today, I want to emphasize the importance of the global issue, but also offer a sense of unwavering optimism for the future,” said CEO Fran Horowitz in a statement.

“How we each respond at a time like this is a reflection of who we are and what we stand for. At Abercrombie & Fitch Co. we will continue to put our customers first and offer complete transparency, because we’re all in this together.”

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In a statement posted to their website, Patagonia announced their store and website closures. “To do our part to protect our community, we are temporarily shutting down our operations. This means we are unable to accept orders on this website.” Patagonia will continue to pay their workers.

If you're stuck at home during this pandemic why not update your wardrobe with our Work From Home Wardrobe Essentials.

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