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1. Is Anyone Still Shopping for Clothes During the Coronavirus? With more people cooped up at home, idle hands have led to spontaneous online shopping. “I find myself shopping more, looking at clothes more, and that’s mainly due to the downtime. I wouldn’t normally have this much time.” – Read More on WSJ

2. Could the coronavirus outbreak lead to a wave of unionization in retail? The coronavirus outbreak has led workers from all kinds of industries to push for greater protections from their employers. Retail is no exception. – Read More on Modern Retail

3. At Two Fashion Resale Warehouses, Workers Fear for Their Safety: As New Jersey orders nonessential workers to stay home to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, warehouse employees of The RealReal, a $1 billion luxury resale company, are expected to show up for work, leaving them to wonder just what is “essential.” – Read More on the New York Times

4. America’s department stores can make it as much as 8 months with closed stores before liquidity troubles mount, analyst says: J.C. Penney and Nordstrom fare a bit better than most and have enough cash to last eight months with their stores closed, Cowen said. – Read More on CNBC

5. The White House is paying underwear makers to churn out millions of masks: Several underwear and T-shirt factories are working with the White House to supply masks for hospitals. HanesBrands Inc., which is supplying many companies, made material in the Dominican Republic, transported it to Miami in military planes and trucked it to American Giant’s factory in Middlesex, North Carolina. – Read More on Bloomberg