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Minor Retail Disturbances Post Earthquake

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WWD reports on the fallout of yesterday's 5.4 earthquake. Besides a bit of sprinkler system flooding at Macy's in Topanga Canyon and a Balenciaga employee hiding underneath a desk in the second floor offices of the Melrose boutique, most minor damage was reported south of LA. "A few retailers at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, about 30 miles from the quake’s center, reported minor damages, such as broken bowls at Villeroy & Boch and shattered crystal at Baccarat, but the center wasn’t evacuated and shoppers remained indoors." The Trader Joe's at The Shoppes at Chino Hills "had about 30 broken cases of wine and most of the open-air center’s shops were closed for less than two hours." Other casualties included fallen products and displays. [WWD, subscription req]

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