The death of Queen Elizabeth II not only sent shockwaves around the world but also hit the e-commerce world hard.
After the news of Her Majesty’s death at the age of 96 broke on Thursday, countless famous brands rushed to social media to pay their respects to the late monarch.
While some brands only released tributes, others went a step further and announced widespread closures for September 19 – the day of the Queen’s state funeral.
Peloton was one of those brands. The at-home workout company, which also runs live in-person classes at their NYC and London studios, announced they will be pausing classes at their London studios September 8-12.
“We are pausing live classes. As a mark of respect, classes outside of Peloton Studios London are canceled for the remainder of the day and through Monday 12th September 2022,” Peloton wrote on Instagram. “See our library for information on on-demand courses. Live and on-demand classes at Peloton Studios New York are unaffected.”
Burberry confirmed it was canceling its Spring/Summer 2023 runway show “as a mark of respect.” The show was scheduled to take place on September 17th. The Raf Simons show was also canceled.
The much-anticipated London Fashion Week, which takes place immediately after New York Fashion Week, was scheduled to take place on September 16-20. However, the British Fashion Council announced some changes to this year’s line-up as a result of the Queen’s death.
The British Fashion Council called for “designers to respect the mood of the nation and the time of national mourning by considering the timing of their image publication”.
It recommended brands postpone or cancel “non-essential” events out of respect.
British fashion brand AllSaints also announced a planned closure, writing on Instagram: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
“As a mark of our respect, we will be closing our stores, distribution centers and office buildings across the UK and Canada on Monday 19 September,” it added.
The sports world is also experiencing cancellations.
In football, the Premier League confirmed that all upcoming games will not take place this week.
“As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this weekend’s Premier League round of play will be postponed,” the Premier League said tweeted.
https://nypost.com/2022/09/13/peloton-allsaints-among-brands-shutting-down-for-late-queens-funeral-out-of-respect/ Peloton, AllSaints among brands closing ‘out of respect’ for late Queen’s funeral