by Stephen Garner
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Ralph Lauren, Tailored Brands, and Desigual are among the countless brands that are announcing they are temporarily closing their stores because of the growing threat of the Coronavirus.

Ralph Lauren said today that it will temporarily close all of its stores across North America from March 18, 2020, through April 1, 2020. All of the company’s team members impacted by this short-term closure will receive their standard pay for the full two weeks. Consumers can continue to shop from the brand’s digital commerce sites and mobile apps.

Tailored Brands released a statement today saying it will temporarily close its Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores Clothing for Men, and K&G locations in the U.S. and Canada starting Tuesday, March 17 through Saturday, March 28, 2020. Store employees will be paid for scheduled hours during this time period.

Rental and ship-to-store orders will be accommodated to the extent possible given the evolving landscape. Where possible, Tailored Brands is maintaining a reduced workforce at its stores to facilitate order pick-up. If an order is available for pick-up, a store associate will contact the customer directly to arrange an appointment.

Further, Desigual said that starting today it will close its entire network of stores in the U.S. and Canada, which includes two stores in NYC, one in Woodbury Commons, three in Orlando, five in Miami, and one in Las Vegas. The closure of stores in the U.S. and Canada joins the closure of stores in Spain, Portugal and Italy, which were ordered from March 13th and March 10th, respectively. In addition, the company has advised its more than 760 employees based in the Barcelona headquarters to work remotely from today.