It’s not the first time the women’s fashion industry has been hit by the fallout from the Brexit vote.
After the election, the clothing industry was hit hard.
The UK’s biggest independent retailer, Woolworths, was forced to suspend all sales on Tuesday as the fallout continued.
Its UK store was closed for almost three weeks.
“We have to make tough decisions in the immediate term to keep our customers and employees safe and secure,” the company’s chief executive, Joanna King, said.
Woolworth’s decision followed the closure of the women in their iconic, vintage-inspired dresses, skirts and tops by the fashion house’s UK arm, which also owned stores in Australia, Germany and Switzerland.
The chain, which has stores in many US cities, said it would be reopening all stores by the end of November, as the UK government announced its intention to leave the European Union.
“Our stores are closed and we’re taking the necessary measures to re-open them as soon as we can,” Woolworth spokesman Nick Brown said.
“However, we have to keep in mind that the UK is an outlying part of the EU and we’ll have to work with the UK Government on a transition period, so it will take some time.”
The fallout from Brexit, and the fallout after the vote, has been especially bad for the fashion industry in the US, where it has struggled to adapt to the new world order.
“It has been a challenging time for our business,” said Lauren Beers, senior director of global business at fashion retailer H&M.
We’ve had no one to help us with that, and it’s been really difficult for us. “
As women, we’ve had to put our own families first and our own personal safety first.
“There’s been a lot of stress and anxiety and uncertainty in the fashion world, especially as it’s coming into its own after the Brexit referendum.” “
A spokeswoman for H&MS said the company would re-evaluate its strategy in the months ahead. “
There’s been a lot of stress and anxiety and uncertainty in the fashion world, especially as it’s coming into its own after the Brexit referendum.”
A spokeswoman for H&MS said the company would re-evaluate its strategy in the months ahead.
“This will be a gradual process and the company will have to consider all the relevant factors,” she said.
The fallout is just one of many from the election.
“Brexit is a global, systemic phenomenon and the US is the most impacted,” said Elizabeth Pape, executive director of the Association of American Publishers.
“And the US has been very heavily impacted.”