Dover Street Market, a leading fashion destination, has announced the temporary closure of its boutiques in London, New York, and Los Angeles in response to the global coronavirus outbreak. The luxury retailer joins a growing list of high-end brands taking similar measures to prioritize the health and safety of their employees and customers.
According to an official press release, Dover Street Market aims to reopen its London boutique on March 28th, but only if it is deemed safe to do so. The company’s primary concern is the well-being of all individuals involved. While the London location is hopeful for a quick reopening, their stores in Ginza, Singapore, and Beijing will continue operations as usual. Unfortunately, the Dover Street Parfums Market in Paris has already closed its doors earlier this week.
Dover Street Market expressed sympathy for those affected by the virus and expressed gratitude for the understanding and support shown by their customers. It is worth noting that their online business, DSML, remains fully operational and all orders are being processed and delivered with no disruptions. The company will closely monitor the situation and eagerly await the opportunity to welcome customers back to their physical stores in the near future.
Founded in 2004 by Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo and Adrian Joffe, Dover Street Market has gained a reputation for its avant-garde and innovative approach to fashion retail. The decision to temporarily close their boutiques reflects the unprecedented challenges faced by the fashion industry during these uncertain times. Dover Street Market remains committed to the safety and well-being of its staff and customers, eagerly anticipating the return to normal operations as soon as possible.
1. [Dover Street Market’s official website](https://www.doverstreetmarket.com/)
2. [World Health Organization’s guidance on coronavirus](https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019)