Evan Clark

Evan Clark is deputy managing editor at WWD where he has written about the fashion industry through the lenses of technology, finance, business and politics. In his current role, he helps guide WWD’s financial and technology coverage and writes breaking news and analysis of mergers and acquisitions and business trends. He joined WWD in 2000 as a financial reporter and his career has included positions covering firms such as Jones, Kellwood and Fifth & Pacific as well as in Washington, D.C., covering major political and regulatory issues. He holds a bachelor of arts in English literature from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Ralph Lauren at the Ch‰teau de Versailles Dinner celebrating the designer.

Financial

Ralph Lauren Sales Slip In COVID-19 Crisis

The coronavirus shutdown in the U.S. caught the tail end of the company’s fiscal fourth quarter, pushing sales down 15 percent.

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Financial

Consumer Confidence Stabilizes in May After Sharp Fall

The Conference Board’s reading of sentiment, however, also indicated a tough road ahead.

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The logo for Macy's appears above posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, . Macy's rose 2.9 percent after the department store giant said it will cut 2,000 corporate jobs and close 125 of its least productive storesFinancial Markets Wall Street Macy's, New York, USA - 05 Feb 2020

Financial

Macy’s Refinancing Coming Into Focus

The company will sell bonds backed by stores and shift its inventory to a new subsidiary.

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Financial

Fashion’s Cash Crunch Lingers

Moody’s said fashion retail earnings in 2021 could still be 35 percent below 2019 levels.

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Financial

TJX Preparing for Better Days

The off-pricer’s first-quarter sales were cut in half, but conditions are ripe for the retailer to gain ground.

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Financial

Beyond Macy’s 45 Percent Sales Drop

Despite the massive hit, ceo Jeff Gennette said there is a $10 billion opportunity opening up as competitors slip.

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Financial

Unemployment Rush Continues With 2.4 Million Jobless Claims

The economic ramifications of joblessness will linger for retail and fashion.

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shopper in mask at mall coronavirus signrecautions in place as Phase 1 of retail reopening begins in Broward and Dade County amid the Coronavirus outbreakCoronavirus outbreak business reopening, Sunrise, Florida, USA - 18 May 2020

Financial

The Long Road Back for Retail

Updates from Walmart, Kohl’s, Gap and Urban Outfitters show just how far fashion still has to go to come back from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Financial

Kohl’s Posts $541 Million Loss in COVID-19 Fallout

The off-mall retailer’s sales dropped 40.6 percent as its stores were forced to close in an era of social distancing.

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Financial

Lenders Step to the Fore in Fashion

Debt holders are moving from collecting interest payments to driving the agenda.

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Financial

Centric Brands Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The licensee, which makes goods for Tommy Hilfiger, Spyder, Under Armour and more, plans to be taken over by its lenders.

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An employee sprays some alcoholic gel on customers' hands outside a fashion shop in Tunis, Monday, May, 11, 2020. Fashion shops reopen Monday in Tunisia allowing citizens to buy new outfits to celebrate the Aid next weekVirus Outbreak , Tunis, Tunisia - 11 May 2020

Business Features

The Outside View: Turning Coronavirus Weakness Into Strength

Branding expert Martin Lindstrom on this moment’s critical question.

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Retailers really need Christmas to come this year.

Financial

Will Christmas Come? Retail Holds Its Breath

Waiting to be saved by the fourth quarter is a retail tradition of its own, but holiday sales will be more important than ever this year.

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A sign for a J.C. Penney store in a mall in New York, New York, USA, 28 February 2019. The national department store announced that is planning to close 18 additional stores this year with the closures likely to come in 2020.JC Penney Announces Store closures, New York, USA - 28 Feb 2019

Financial

Bankrupt in Fashion’s COVID-19 Crisis

The coronavirus shutdown has starved businesses of much-needed cash and forced them into bankruptcy.

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Financial

J.C. Penney Bankruptcy: Top 25 Creditors

From Nike to Adidas to PVH, some of fashion’s biggest players were caught up in the company’s Chapter 11 filing on Friday.

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Bridget Foley's Diary: Forever in Blue Jeans

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