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Retailers Tally Costs of Protests — and Show Support

Fashion was both hit hard by looting and showed heart as companies experiencing damage took strong stands against racism.

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Business Features

Riots, Looting Amid Protests Upend National Return to Normalcy

As brands and retailers across the U.S. started to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, chaotic protesting has forced closures and led to a great deal of damage.

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Fashion Scoops

Looting of Retail Takes Over L.A.’s George Floyd Protests

Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs and Gucci were all early targets of looters, but many more were hit during a night of protesting and unrest.

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Protesters in L.A. on Saturday afternoon heading west toward Beverly Hills.

Fashion Scoops

L.A. Protests Cause Rodeo Drive, Luxury Retail to Shut Down

Fearful of riots and looting, many stores are preemptively closing just days after beginning to reopen in LA.

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Sabon Files for Bankruptcy, Citing Coronavirus Pandemic

The New York soap and body-care company said its business has been “devastated” by the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic.

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John Barrett Salon Files for Bankruptcy

The New York salon from the longtime hairstylist opened just last year.

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L.A. County Approved to Reopen Hair Salons, Barbershops

Nail salons are still excluded, but L.A. is moving fast toward reopening of hair salons, barbershops, even restaurants amid the coronavirus.

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Playboy Enacting Layoffs After Closure of Print Magazine

The men’s magazine shuttered its well-known magazine in March, not long after the coronavirus hit the U.S.

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Google Starts Giving Millions to Struggling Local Newsrooms

More than 5,000 small newsrooms in many countries are receiving tens of millions of dollars in grants from the search giant.

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A customer has their temperature checked before being allowed to enter a reopened Apple store during the coronavirus pandemic in Alabama.


5 Ways Shopping Will Change Because of Coronavirus

As the pandemic continues, shoppers and retailers are stepping into a new reality of fewer stores, use of hospital gear and no one touching a thing.

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Government and Trade

California Reopens In-Store Shopping Statewide Amid Coronavirus

Retail is back, with some restrictions, as are hair salons and barbers in most counties.

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Government and Trade

Coronavirus Safety Complaints by Retail Workers on the Rise

Workers have filed thousands of coronavirus-related complaints as business lobbies push for immunity from liability.

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The Atlantic Lays Off Nearly 20% of Staff Amid Coronavirus Fallout

Despite a recent surge in subscriptions, the magazine is making steep cuts to employees.

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Abercrombie & Fitch Declines to Give Business Update at Investor Meeting

Even with stores reopening in at least 17 states, the company did not address the impact of the coronavirus.

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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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Daniel Grieder Steps Down as CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe

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