These clothes shops have closed their online stores during Covid-19, here’s why…
Many of our favourite fashion retailers shut their front doors last week in line with the government's isolation legislation.
The high street is currently shuttered, with many busy shopping centres and city hubs now eerily quiet.
Of course it was the smart decision, with everyone encouraged to isolate as much as possible now fashion stores are not an essential service.
But we were obviously still happy we could get our shopping fix and cheer ourselves up by shopping online instead.
However, over the past few days several major online fashion retailers have also paused taking orders through their websites and some have even temporarily closed their sites altogether whilst we battle the pandemic.
So far fashion retailers, Next, River Island, Net a Porter, The Outnet, Schuh, TK Maxx and Nobody's Child have all either stopped taking orders altogether or will not be able to fulfil new orders until further notice.
Current active orders placed before these decisions should still get to you shortly and brands are expected to be in touch if there are any issues.
If you have a return for any of the brands above, make sure to check their individual websites for updated returns policies during Covid-19.
In a touching statement on their website, River Island highlight their reasons for closing their current delivery system in order to protect as many staff as possible.
"The government has said online retailers can ‘operate normally’, but COVID-19 is serious and nothing feels normal at the moment.
As a business driven by the love of fashion, we don’t say it often, but some things are just more important.
Right now, we need to put our people first and so we’ve made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Distribution Centre.
This will help protect our teams and make sure they can do the right thing to keep their families and community safe."
We will keep you updated with any more online store closures as the news comes in.
But if you're still looking for a little fashion pick me up – because we all need something cheery – here's our favourite 5 items from stores that are still online for business!
This collaboration collection between musician and photographer Aldo and Tezza is really hitting the mark for us.
There are four super cute boots in the collection all with a free spirited festival vibe.
Perfect for when we get back out in the summer!
Shop here: Boots, £130, Aldo x Tezza
Florals for spring, never ground breaking but always welcome and this little bit of pink perfection is cheering us right up!
Shop here: Dress, £41,39, Topshop
Wallis have at least 50% off all dresses at the minute.
Yes, that's right, at least 50% off all dresses!
We picked this one because a full sequinned dress for £24 is hard to find and we need a little sparkle to look forward to!
This dress will still be great for Christmas parties too – always planning ahead!
Shop here: Dress, £24, Wallis
We wanted to give H&M a shout out, not just because this shirt dress is the tropical feels we need right now but also because this mega fashion chain is 'quickly arranging for its supply chain to produce personal protective equipment to be provided to hospitals and health care workers'.
And for that H&M we thoroughly salute you.
Shop here: Dress, £24.99, H&M
Zara are still bubbling away in the background offering some great new summer styles to add to your wardrobe.
Need a fashion fancy for less than £20, enter Zara with these perfect polka dot isolation trousers.
They're elasticated waist means they will be super comfortable and they're absolutely gorgeous – go on, dress up, you'll feel better!
Shop here: Trousers, £17.99, Zara
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