Originally Posted: April 14, 2020
As many of us approach our second month of quarantine, it’s becoming clear that independent fashion brands will be hit especially hard by the store closures and economic recession brought about by the pandemic. But at least one retailer wants to help them bounce back.
Last Wednesday, Neighborhoods Goods — which operates locations in New York, NY and Plano and Austin, Texas — announced it would be accepting applications for a new initiative called The Commons, a free platform specifically for brands who’ve been negatively impacted by the pandemic, whether that’s because of wholesale cancelations or other revenue disruptions.
Neighborhood Goods traditionally charges brands a small fee to showcase their products, as well as taking a percentage of sales. The brands selected for The Commons will have theirs showcased online (if it’s logistically possible) and in a special section of its stores once they reopen, at no cost. READ MORE