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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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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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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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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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Unemployment Rush Continues With 2.4 Million Jobless Claims

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

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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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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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Lenders Step to the Fore in Fashion

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

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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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The Outside View: Turning Coronavirus Weakness Into Strength

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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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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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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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VF Touts ‘Fortress Balance Sheet,’ Consumer Connections

Still, the company has taken a big COVID-19 hit, including through a $323 million impairment charge to its Timberland business.

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Retail’s Lost Month: April Sales Drop 89.3 Percent at Specialty Stores

The department store business was cut nearly in half as the COVID-19 shutdown shutout retailers as consumers stayed home.

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VF Hit by COVID-19, Timberland Writedown

The company, also parent to Vans and Timberland, has built a cash horde to see it through the slowdown.

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