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Abercrombie Cites Tourism in Closing 8 Flagship Stores Last Year

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.

Last year, Abercrombie & Fitch walked away from eight stores that relied on traffic from tourists, a population largely forced to curb travel plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. It also grew digital sales as consumers shied away from stores. In a Nutshell: In total, the specialty retailer closed 137 stores during 2020, and tweaked products…

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