FN Will Host Its First Virtual Roundtable Next Week, Examining ‘Outdoor & Fashion: The New Frontier’

John J. Gibson

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Brick-and-mortar is resuming in some parts of the U.S. and consumers are starting to spend again, but the retail landscape looks different today than three months ago — perhaps permanently. In FN’s latest Executive Smart Talk installment, a group of industry executives will explore the reinvention to come in the outdoor sector.

FN’s senior athletic and outdoor editor Peter Verry will host a virtual video roundtable conversation with industry leaders. Titled “Outdoor & Fashion: The New Frontier,” the event will take place on June 3 at 3 p.m. ET.

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17 Readers Share What They’re Actually Buying for Summer

John J. Gibson

Let’s be honest. Times are tough, and most consumers aren’t shopping on a whim, especially when social-distancing measures are still in place. So it begs the question what is worth buying for the summer? While we’re here to inform you that some of last year’s trends will still be in style, for those of you who want a few pieces for your summer wardrobe, it’s going to be more important than ever to shop versatile summer staples and invest in pieces that you’ll wear forever. If you’re still unsure about what to buy, ahead, in search of an answer to what’s worth shopping for this summer, we spoke with 17 Who What Wear readers to share what they’re actually buying (and why). Your updated summer shopping list lies ahead.

Who: Jeannine Roxas

What she’s shopping for summer: Low-heel sandals

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Fashion Girls Think You Can Pass on These Summer Items (But These 6 Are Staples)

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As we’ve been spending time cleaning out our closets over the last few months, we’ve gone over a smattering of pieces—from basics to jeans—that we’re thinking of getting rid of in favor of other items. Well, today we’re going to focus on the summer items we potentially want to ditch as we head into those warmer-weather months.

Below you’ll uncover a range of summer pieces our fashion editors will never remove from their closets given their versatile and inherently chic nature. Alternatively, you’ll also spot a selection of items our team members aren’t as into at the moment. Of course, all of this is based on personal preference—and you should always wear whatever you love, no matter what anyone says.

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The coronavirus pandemic has meant all non-essential businesses have been closed since lockdown began on 23 March.

It’s had a detrimental impact on fashion shops across the UK. B2B magazine, Drapers reported in-store sales have dropped 84 per cent compared to 2019, and – despite online grocery sales surging – for the rest of the retail landscape things also look bleak.

Debenhams is closing five more stores across the UK, while Oasis and Warehouse have both permenantly closed after administraitors failed to find a buyer, which also includes around 2,000 jobs losses.

That said, prime minister Boris Johnson has announced all non-essential retailers will be able to reopen in England from 15 June, a move which will include clothes shops, in the latest easing of lockdown restrictions.

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