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Rough Reality for Malls and Department Stores: Shoppers Still Feel Unsafe to Return

Fashion is at a crossroads: continue with cutting-edge strategies developed to persevere during Covid or slide back into familiar (yet unprofitable) habits? Get the experts' perspective at our in-person Sourcing Summit, Oct. 19 at New York’s Cipriani 42nd Street.

Department stores and apparel retailers unfortunately may have more bad news coming their way even if physical stores start opening again. As states across the U.S. consider the alternatives on how to best reopen stores, shoppers are least confident about reentering malls, with only 33 percent of respondents saying they would feel safe shopping in…

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