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Chanel, Louis Vuitton and More Board Up Their Stores Ahead of the Election

Retailers prepare for possible civil unrest.

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Chanel, Louis Vuitton and More Board Up Their Stores Ahead of the Election

Retailers prepare for possible civil unrest.

Luxury fashion brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dior have locked down their New York City stores ahead of Election Day.

Preparing for the possibility of civil unrest and protests similar to those that followed the murder of George Floyd, retailers boarded up their windows to prevent raiding. President Donald Trump indicated that he would not accept an election result before all votes were counted, a process that could take weeks due to the influx of absentee ballots. Regardless of the outcome, both sides fear that protests leading up to — and following — the announcement of a definitive election winner could turn violent.

If you haven’t already voted, head to vote.org to find your polling place.

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