The Way We Work Now

Kate Goldwater says she’s shuttering her vintage thrift shop because of the government’s poorly handled pandemic response

Photo illustration. Image source: Kate Goldwater

The Way We Work Now is a series chronicling how people’s lives and careers have fundamentally changed because of the pandemic.

Kate Goldwater, 36, owned a vintage clothing store in Manhattan called AuH2O. Goldwater tried to reopen her business in July after New York’s Covid-19 lockdown orders lifted, but her in-person sales never recovered. She is now closing her doors permanently. Goldwater spoke to Meredith Clark about saying goodbye to a retail space she’d spent the last 14 years building up.

I went to college in New York and started a little business out of my dorm room. People would…

Meredith Clark

Writer, editor, producer. Writing at Rolling Stone, MSNBC, Glamour, Marie Claire, Vulture, Bustle. Former senior news producer at Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

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