LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capri Holdings Limited (NYSE:CPRI), a global fashion luxury group, today announced that to help protect the health and safety of its employees, consumers and the communities where the Company operates, Capri Holdings Limited will temporarily close all directly operated Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors stores in North America from March 18 and in Europe from March 19 through April 10, 2020. The Company remains committed to paying its store employees during this period. Across all regions, customers can continue to shop on each of the luxury houses’ websites, Versace.com, JimmyChoo.com and MichaelKors.com.
John Idol, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are facing an unprecedented global pandemic. Our first priority is to help protect our employees, consumers, partners and communities and to ensure we are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. I am proud of our team and our partners as they support each other and their communities during this time of uncertainty.”
In addition, Capri Holdings Limited’s fourth quarter and fiscal 2020 guidance provided on February 5, 2020 did not incorporate a negative impact from COVID-19 beyond China. The Company will provide any further updates on its year end Fiscal 2020 earnings call.
About Capri Holdings Limited
Capri Holdings Limited is a global fashion luxury group, consisting of iconic brands that are industry leaders in design, style and craftsmanship. Its brands cover the full spectrum of fashion luxury categories including women’s and men’s accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear as well as wearable technology, watches, jewelry, eyewear and a full line of fragrance products. The Company’s goal is to continue to extend the global reach of its brands while ensuring that they maintain their independence and exclusive DNA. Capri Holdings Limited is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker CPRI.
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