Cotton On closes its stores amid coronavirus crisis. Picture: Supplied
Cotton On closes its stores amid coronavirus crisis. Picture: Supplied

Country Road, Witchery, Cotton On closing amid outbreak

Country Road and Witchery are the latest fashion retailers to close their doors.

Jewellery brand Mimco will also close its physical doors.

Earlier on Saturday, Iconic Aussie brand Cotton On also made the decision to close nationwide.

From 5pm Sunday 29 March, all Australian Cotton On stores will be temporarily closed.

The Cotton On Group's seven brands (including Typo, Rubi, Cotton On Body, Factorie, Cotton On Kids and Supre) have more than 670 stores scattered throughout Australia - all of which will shut their doors by Sunday night.


In a Facebook post, Country Road said it would shut by end of Saturday, in a step "necessary to protect the health and wellbeing of our team, customers and wider community".

Witchery said it would temporarily close from Sunday "until further notice".

Online shopping will still be available.

On Friday night, retail giant Myer announced it will close doors around the country and stand down 10,000 staff without pay from Sunday afternoon.

The iconic company says the measures will last at least four weeks, until April 27, in a statement to the ASX.

Online shopping will still be available, the company said, and it will reduce the threshold for free delivery to $49. The returns policy will also be relaxed.

Originally published as Cotton On shuts down amid COVID-19