Some of America’s most iconic stores that temporarily shut down are now saying closures will last for many weeks – and possibly indefinitely.
The latest casualties from the coronavirus economic deluge include Apple, Express, Urban Outfitters and Guess? stores, all of which are closed “until further notice.” Nike, meanwhile, says company stores “will remain temporarily closed in multiple countries around the world.”
L Brands, parent company of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, announced Friday it “is not currently able to predict the timing of store reopenings.”
Nordstrom extended its two-week closures “for at least one week, through April 5,” the department store chain said March 25. Kate Spade and Coach stores will stay closed an “additional two weeks” through April 10 while Men’s Wearhouse locations are closed “until at least May 4.”
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More extensions are expected to be announced in the coming days as retailers listed late March and early April reopening dates.
USA TODAY reported that would be a stretch and the calendar may be well into spring, or even early summer before shoppers can stroll store aisles again. Coronavirus cases and deaths have been mounting and shelter-in-place orders are on the rise throughout the country.
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Neil Saunders, managing director of the retail consultancy Global Data, recently told USA TODAY that stores’ claims to reopen at the end of March or very early April were “very unrealistic.”
“I think the earliest they will open is in late April or early May. The worst case is that large numbers of stores and malls could be closed until the summer,” Saunders said. “It is hard to have any certainty right now.”
Coronavirus store closings: These retailers are temporarily closed
The following dates could change.
Aerie and American Eagle: The March 27 reopening estimate has been extended. “The company will continue to monitor guidance from government and health officials to determine when to re-open stores,” the website notes.
Ann Taylor: Stores including Loft and outlet stores are closed through April 11, an extension from March 28.
Ashley Stewart: Stores are closed through March 29.
Athleta: Stores closed March 19.
AT&T: The company says that where “possible, we will keep at least one retail location open within a 20-mile radius in urban and suburban areas, and just over a 30-mile radius in rural areas.” Use the store tracker at www.att.com/stores. Adjusted store hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time. All stores will be closed on Sundays, the company said.
Banana Republic: Stores closed March 19.
Bed Bath & Beyond: All stores are closed through April 3, a change from what the retailer originally announced when it said it would keep approximately 700 “essential” stores open with reduced hours.
Belk: Store closings were announced March 17.
Best Buy: Stores are closed but offering “contactless curbside service at all locations across the country where state or local laws allow,” the company announced noting “only employees will be allowed in the store.”
Build-A-Bear: Closed through April 2.
Calvin Klein: Stores closed until March 29.
Carter’s: The company said it “expects to reopen its stores as local conditions permit.”
Chico’s: Stores closed March 17.
Claire’s: Stores closed March 17.
Coach: All stores will stay closed an “additional two weeks” through April 10.
Columbia Sportswear: Stores are closed March 16.
Crate & Barrel: All stores closed starting March 17.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: Stores closed March 18 and the plan is to reopen April 2, the company posted at www.dickssportinggoods.com/s/covid-19updates. However, curbside pickup will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Disney: All U.S. stores closed starting March 17.
DSW: Stores closed March 17.
Five Below: Stores are closed “through at least March 31.”
Foot Locker: Stores are closed through March 31.
Forever 21: Stores are closed “until further notice.”
Fossil: Stores including outlet locations closed March 15 and “will reopen as soon as it is safe for our employees, guests, and the communities in which we serve.”
GameStop: Starting Sunday, March 22, for all locations not already closed because of “state and local orders, GameStop will temporarily stop customer access to storefronts, processing orders on a digital only basis, moving to curbside pick-up at stores and eCommerce delivery only,” the company said in a statement.
Gap: Stores closed March 19.
Guess?, Inc.: Stores are closed “until further notice.”
Half Price Books: Stores are closed but processing online orders.
Hallmark: All company-owned stores closed March 18 and were “projected to remain closed through April 1.”
H&M: All stores are closed until April 2 “or further notice.”
HomeGoods and Homesense: Stores closed March 19.
IKEA: The furniture chain has temporarily closed all of its U.S. stores.
J.C. Penney: Stores closed starting March 18 and expected to reopen April 2.
J.Crew: Stores are closed “until further notice.”
J.Jill: Stores closed March 18.
Kate Spade: All stores will stay closed an “additional two weeks” through April 10.
Kirkland’s: Stores closed March 19.
Kohl’s: Stores closed March 19 and will remain closed through at least April 1.
Levi Strauss: All stores closed “until further notice,” a change from March 27.
lululemon: All North America and European stores are closed through April 5, an extension from March 27.
Lush: All 258 Lush retail stores in the U.S. and Canada closed March 16.
MAC Cosmetics: Free-standing stores are temporarily closed.
Macy’s: Stores will be closed through March 31.
Marshalls: Stores closed March 19.
Microsoft: All stores are closed.
Neiman Marcus: Stores including Last call are closed through March 31 “with the potential to be extended pending future evaluation of the situation.”
Nike: Stores were scheduled to reopen March 27, but the athletic apparel company said “Nike owned and operated stores will remain temporarily closed in multiple countries around the world. Stores in select locations are open based on guidance from health and government authorities.”
Nordstrom: Stores have been closed since March 17 and were expected to be closed for two weeks. On March 25, the department store chain announced “it will extend its temporary store closure for at least one week, through April 5.”
Old Navy: Stores closed March 19.
Origins: Stores are temporarily closed.
Patagonia: Stores closed March 13.
Pier 1: The retailer says it will “follow the guidelines of government and health officials in determining when it will reopen its offices and planned go-forward stores, and looks forward to doing so as soon as possible.”
Pottery Barn: Stores closed March 17 with a “plan to reopen April 2.”
Ralph Lauren: Stores closed March 18.
Reebok: All Reebok-owned stores closed March 17.
REI: The company’s 162 locations are closed “until further notice.”
Ross: Stores are closed through April 3.
Saks Fifth Avenue: Stores, including Saks OFF 5TH locations, closed March 18.
Sierra: Stores closed starting March 19.
Sephora: Stores closed March 17 and expected to remain closed through April 3.
Shoe Carnival: Stores closed through April 2.
Skechers: The company announced it closed stores March 18.
Soma: Stores closed March 17.
Stuart Weitzman: All stores will stay closed an “additional two weeks” through April 10.
Tailored Brands: The company’s brands, include Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores Clothing for Men and K&G, are closed through “until at least May 4.” The company previously expected to reopen March 28.
T.J. Maxx: Stores closed starting March 19.
T-Mobile: The company says 80% of stores are closed through at least March 31 and the remaining stores are operating on reduced hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time.
Tommy Hilfiger: All stores are closed until March 29.
Tory Burch: All stores are temporarily closed.
Ulta Beauty: All stores will close starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19 until at least March 31.
Under Armour: Stores are closed until April 4, an extension from March 28.
UNIQLO: Closed until further notice.
Urban Outfitters: The company’s stores – including Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain and Urban Outfitters namesake stores – are closed “until further notice.” Originally, the company, which was one of the first to close stores, said stores would be closed until at least March 28.
VF Corporation: Closed through April 5.
Warby Parker: Stores are now closed “until it is responsible to reopen,” an extension from March 27.
West Elm: Stores closed March 17 with a “plan to reopen April 2.”
White House Black Market: Stores closed March 17.
Williams-Sonoma: Stores closed March 17 with a “plan to reopen April 2.”
Contributing: Charisse Jones
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