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Gardens Mall Fashion Retailers Stand Up to COVID-19

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From “best-dressed” to “dressing our best,” The Gardens Mall and several of our retailers have shifted their manufacturing and business focuses to assist in the global fight against COVID-19. During this time, we’d like to honor the admirable actions of over two dozen of our fashion-based retailers, who are donating their material, craftmanship and other resources to the cause.

Retailers who Create

  • Brooks Brothers is converting its New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts factories from manufacturing ties, shirts and suits to now making masks and gowns. Brooks Brothers plan to use these facilities to produce up to 150,000 masks per day on an ongoing basis to help increase access to protective gear for health care workers and others battling the spread of COVID-19 at the nation’s hospitals and other facilities.
  • Caleres, which includes Sam Edelman, is working to help address supply shortages for healthcare workers by recently redirected skilled sewers to manufacture thousands of masks per day at its Allen Edmonds factory in Wisconsin. Caleres has also donated N-95 masks to healthcare systems and first responders in New York and Saint Louis, Missouri, and has partnered with CROCS to deliver free footwear to healthcare professionals.
  • CH Carolina Herrera has also converted its production facilities to create medically-graded surgical masks and gowns.
  • H&M’s production facilities are gearing up a sizeable operation towards creating medical clothing and mask supplies to medical personnel nationwide.
  • Hamilton Jewelers produced and donated facial coverings to organizations in Palm Beach County including The Arc of Palm Beach County and Stand Down Veterans Organization.
  • Johnny Was’ production facilities repurposed extra fabric to design face masks to be sold online. For every pack sold, a pack will be donated to frontline responders.
  • Lilly Pulitzer’s production facilities have used its excess material to make 27,500 masks for medical professionals.
  • LVMH, which includes Louis Vuitton, is manufacturing substantial quantities of hydroalcoholic gel and ordered 40 million face masks from China to help France’s shortage.
  • Salvatore Ferragamo’s production facilities created 100,000 TNT antibacterial masks and are providing 50,000 pieces of hand sanitizer and 3,000 FPP1 masks to the region of Tuscany.
  • The Tory Burch Foundation has pivoted to provide women entrepreneurs with resources to help them weather the economic challenges and access funds available to them through the federal stimulus package. The Tory Burch Foundation is continuing to provide loans to women entrepreneurs through Community Lenders nationwide through their partnership with Bank of America, as well as hosting a free weekly webinar series.

Retailers who Donate

  • Caleres is also donating shoes to the Two Ten Footwear Foundation’s Share Your Shoes campaign drive.
  • Capri Holdings, which includes Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo & Versace, donated over $3 million in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.
  • Chico’s, White House | Black Market & Soma Intimates have supplied all their full and part-time associates with full pay for two weeks.
  • Gap Foundation, which includes Banana Republic, Athleta and Janie & Jack, donated $1 million to a variety of worldwide non-profit organizations that support underserved families during the crisis, as well as one million masks and gowns to healthcare workers.
  • Genesco Inc, which include Journeys, has donated 25,000 square feet of its Tennessee’s distribution center to help the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.
  • Hamilton Jewelers held the Princeton Community Auction, consisting of 100 item and experiential donations, raising almost $40,000 for independent and small businesses in the Princeton community and their employees.
  • Hugo Boss also donated 20% of online sales during the week of April 20th to the American Red Cross.
  • All J. Jill employees will continue to receive pay and, if applicable, benefits for their scheduled hours during the temporary closure period.
  • Johnny Was’ production facilities also donated 10,000 masks to local LA hospitals and charities.
  • Tapestry, which includes Coach and Stuart Weitzman, is committing $2 million to New York City’s Small Business Continuity Fund through its Coach Foundation.
  • Additionally, Tory Burch is donating $5 million worth of sneakers, fanny packs and comfortable clothing to wear under scrubs to 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East-the largest healthcare workers’ union. They are also donating fabric for masks and hospital gowns in partnership with Catholic Health Services of Long Island, which services six New York hospitals.
  • All Vince retail employees will receive compensation for their regularly scheduled shifts during this temporary closure period.
  • Vineyard Vines will also continue paying teams for any previously scheduled shifts during this time.


The wellness and safety of our guests, retailers, team members and community are essential to us as we navigate through this unprecedented time. As always, we cherish your support and patronage; we look forward to seeing you soon.


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