Retail Reopening Scorecard New Update in

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If you’re trying to keep track of which retailers have started reopening and which ones are still waiting out the coronavirus pandemic a little longer, you’ve come to the right spot. We’re updating this scorecard as new information is released, so check it out. This represents everything we know as of Monday morning, May 11.

Keep in mind: All of this activity is set against a medical and safety landscape where very few – if any – states are meeting federally suggested guidelines for reopening, even as the president contradicts himself and applauds the restart. In some areas, both the number of cases of COVID-19 and the death rates are increasing.

Likewise, despite some high-profile protests in some areas, polls show most Americans are not ready to go out in public again. In a new survey by the Washington Post and the University of Maryland, 67% of the respondents said they would be uncomfortable shopping at a retail clothing store and more than three-quarters said they would be uncomfortable eating at a sit-down restaurant. The results are similar in both states with looser restrictions and those with stricter rules.

Nevertheless many American retailing companies seem to be well into their reopening processes. Here’s a rundown of some of the major national retailers and their operational status. Openings cut across most merchandising classifications, with apparel and fashion goods the one area where most stores remain closed.

Note: There may be some local anomalies impacting these status reports and as this situation remains incredibly fluid, things may have changed since this list was compiled. This list does not include stores that have remained open and some stores listed as closed may be offering curbside pick-up.

Abercrombie & Fitch (Hollister): Reopening “select stores” of its 1,049 locations.

American Eagle (Aerie): 207 stores have reopened.

Apple: Stores in Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama and Alaska opening next week. Rest of 272 U.S. stores remain closed.

Ascena (Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant): All stores closed.

At Home: “About half” of 218 stores opened by May 1.

b8ta: 2 stores, in Houston and Austin, reopened May 4.

Bassett Furniture: 43 of 66 corporate stores now open, 19 more by week of May 18.

Bed Bath & Beyond (Christmas Tree Shops, World Market Cost Plus): About 20 BBB and CTS stores to open by May 22, all other stores closed through at least May 30 (BuyBuyBaby and Harmon Beauty divisions remained open).

Belk: Stores in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas and Oklahoma of its 293 total opened on May 1. North Carolina stores opening May 11.

Best Buy: 200 of its 997 stores allow in-store consultation as of May 1. In-home services restarted in some states.

Blue Mercury: 115 of 171 stores open by May 15.

Bob’s Discount Furniture: 4 stores now open, 18 more planned to reopen week of May 11.

Boscov’s: 2 Pennsylvania stores have reopened.

Burlington: 14 stores in Texas opening May 15.

Capri (Michael Kors, Versace, Jimmy Choo): All stores closed “until approximately June 1.”

Columbia: 31 stores open as of May 15.

Crate & Barrel: All stores closed.

Buckle: All stores closed.

Carter’s: Reopening “some of our (860 U.S.) stores this week.”

Casper: All stores closed.

Chico’s (Soma, White House Black Market): All stores closed.

The Children’s Place: All stores closed.

Christopher & Banks: “Majority” of 453 stores opened by 4, balance by June.

Claire’s: All stores closed.

The Container Store: All stores closed.

David’s Bridal: “Select” stores opened week of April, balance of 300 open by appointment beginning June 1.

Dick’s Sporting Goods: 252 stores in 21 states are open as of May 4.

Dillard’s: About 140 of its 285 stores opening starting May 5, 116 additional stores planned to open week of May 17.

DSW: All stores closed.

Eddie Bauer: 3 stores in Texas, Tennessee and Montana have opened, other stores will reopen on a case by case basis.

Express: A few GA and SC stores open, 300 to open by May 25.

Five Below: “Over” 117 opened by last week of April, “many more” by mid-May, majority of its 750 stores by early June.

Foot Locker: Begin reopening “slowly and on a rolling basis.”

GameStop: Some stores in Georgia and South Carolina are being opened, rest of 4,400 remain closed.

Gap (Old Navy, Banana Republic): 800 stores to reopen “this month.”

Guess: All stores closed.

H&M: All stores closed.

Hobby Lobby: Some of its 900 stores “gradually” reopening.

Hudson’s Bay Co. (Saks, Saks Off Fifth): All stores closed.

IKEA: All stores closed.

JCPenney: 41 stores of its 800 locations now open

J.Crew: Stores starting to open where “permitted by local regulations.” (In bankruptcy)

J. Jill: All stores closed.

Kirkland’s: All stores closed.

Kohl’sKSS: About 25% of its 1100 stores now open.

Kontoor Brands: All stores closed.

Lamps Plus: 3 Texas stores open, 33 other stores to open when “it’s deemed safe.”

La-Z-BoyLZB: Several company-owned stores have reopened, with additional reopenings in the coming weeks.

Levi’s: Starting to open “select” stores week of May 11.

L Brands (Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works): All stores closed.

LL Bean: All stores closed.

Lord & Taylor: All stores closed.

Lululemon: All stores closed

Macy’s (Backstage, Bloomingdale’s, Blue Mercury): 68 stores opened May 5; 50 stores open by May 11; remainder of 775 stores open by mid-June.

Nebraska Furniture Mart: Stores in Omaha and Dallas now open, other stores in Des Moines and Kansas City planned to open  May 18.

Neiman Marcus: 2 stores in Atlanta and Dallas opened for private appointments, all other stores closed through the end of May. (In bankruptcy)

Nike: Opening stores on a “location-by-location basis,” about 5% of stores now open.

Nordstrom (Nordstrom Rack): 32 stores in Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and South Carolina open

Pandora: All stores closed.

Party City: All stores closed.

Patagonia: All stores closed.

Pier 1 Imports: All stores closed. (In bankruptcy)

PVH (Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Izod, Van Heusen): All stores closed.

Ralph Lauren: All stores closed.

REI: All stores closed.

RH: Atlanta has reopened, all other stores closed.

Room & Board:  “Select” stores now reopening.

Ross: All stores closed.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Atlanta opening May 12, most other stores remain closed.

Sally Beauty: All stores closed.

Sears: All stores closed.

Sephora: All stores closed.

Shoe Carnival: 122 stores opened May 1, 62 on May 4; “most stores” of its 419 open by the end of May.

Signet Jewelers (Kay Jewelers, Zales, Jared): All stores closed.

Stage Stores (Bealls, Goody’s, Gordmans): Will begin opening 557 stores on May 15, the rest by June 4. (In bankruptcy)

Stein Mart: All stores closed.

Tailored Brands (Men’s Warehouse, Jos. A Bank, K&G): First stores in Georgia and Texas opening this week, 300 more to open by May 26.

Talbots: Stores starting to reopen.

Tapestry (Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman): All stores closed.

Tiffany: All stores closed.

TJX (TJMaxx, Marshalls, Home Goods, Home Sense): Select stores under its assorted nameplates opening in several states, including Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee.Van Maur: 7 stores reopened in Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia and Nebraska.

VF Corp. (Timberland, North Face, etc.): Expects to have all stores open by July.

Ulta: 180 of its 1,124 stores, in seven states, to open May 11.

Urban Outfitters (Anthropologie, Terrain, Free People): “Select” stores open.

Warby Parker: All stores closed.

Williams Sonoma: “Select” stores have reopened, all other stores closed through May 17.

Zara: All stores closed.

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