In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic and widespread store closures can be clearly seen. Despite many retailers swinging to a loss in the period - including G-III Apparel Group and American Eagle Outfitters -  online demand across its brands helped lift comparable sales at specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc, and casual clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch bounced back to profit.