Vandalism Leaves Retailers Fearful and Uncertain on Reopenings

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Among retailers assessing damages at their stores from looting this week, there’s fear and uncertainty for what might happen in the days ahead.

Chaos in several urban areas around the country could continue, raising concerns about employee and customer safety, and the ability to further phase in store operations this month, or start to, depending on geography.

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Most of the protests in the aftermath of last week’s killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by police have been peaceful, though there have been many separate incidents of violence, looting and confrontations with police nationwide.

New York City, which was hit hard with violence and looting Monday evening as protests against racism and police brutality occurred, is scheduled to launch “phase one” of reopening non-essential businesses on June 8, involving curbside pickups and limited staffing.

But executives from New York City retail

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Topshop has long been known for its affordable and on-trend pieces in the U.K., but it’s still a relative newcomer her in Canada. While The Bay does carry a selection of the British retailer’s best styles, you can actually find a much bigger assortment of their fun fashion and accessories by shopping directly from Topshop’s website. 

In addition to a bigger assortment, you’ll also often find better sales sitewide. The only downside? You’ll have to do your own price

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24 Black-Owned Skincare, Hair, and Makeup Brands We Love and Support

First and foremost, we’d like to say that while supporting the Black community and Black-owned businesses feels especially important right now, there is a need and an opportunity to supply this kind of support, love, and commitment every single day. Now and forever. Black culture has informed and inspired the beauty space for decades—a fact that we need to celebrate and sustain like a fan does a flame. 

There is a lot of work to be done. As we’ve communicated on-site and on our social platforms, now is the time for us to rise above (not simply to) the occasion and make actionable steps with deep indentations. Here, our Who What Wear editorial team has outlined a collection of ways you can make a difference in the fight against racism, in addition to a list of resources to get you started. 

One such way to support and

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