This is a strange list; however, these are strange times. While most retail stores are closed to curb the spread of COVID-19, we rounded up some companies that are doing the most to serve others, even in a virtual space.
Some are offering generous delivery, while others are donating proceeds to heroes battling coronavirus on the front lines. And while it may seem wrong to indulge in a personal purchase or two during quarantine times, never forget the power of a little retail therapy.
Thank a first responder with a shirt that declares "I am freaking essential" or lighten the mood with a "Fauci is my homeboy" tee. Other fun choices: "I was social distancing before it was cool," "Pay teachers waaay more," and in a nod to MC Hammer, "Stop — Quaran-time." There's even a shirt that supports local service workers, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Truck Yard staff. No matter which new arrival you choose, take 20 percent off with the code "washhands."
You've seen the memes. The grown-out hair highlights, the long nails, the (gasp) Botox-free faces when women emerge from quarantine in Dallas. This local medical spa is offering virtual skin consultations, as well as all of its products for purchase delivered straight to your door. Two personal favorites include the Black Mask by Revision and the Sunforgettable Brush by Colorscience.
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Records show that domestic violence hotline calls have increased with the recent "shelter in place" mandates in North Texas. In response, the Highland Park-area boutique is giving 10 percent of all sale proceeds in the month of April to The Family Place. Shop the store by calling, emailing, or sending a DM to the brand on Instagram. They are offering free shipping, home delivery, and curbside pickup.
This Dallas-based nursery center is working hard to encourage the people of Dallas to dig (literally) a little deeper into their desires to plant, grow, and give the gift of gardening right now. The store is allowing calls, texts, and even FaceTime chats for shoppers to select the perfect plants for their home and garden spaces. They are also offering free delivery. Anyone need a flower box filled or an herb garden started?
Through April, shop the brand's new Healthcare Heroes hats and shirts with 100 percent of the profits going to South Carolina Hospital Association, where this iconic southern brand is based. The entire collection ships free and there is no code needed to take advantage of this philanthropic shopping endeavor.
The Preston Center boutique that has been offering Dallas women access at fresh-off-the-runway looks is now bringing the style to your home. Yes, virtual styling appointments are happening by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to virtual styling, the store is offering 25 percent off everything using code "2020spring." And while the sale is lasting "for a limited time only," we can assure you that all the goodies will be gone if you don't shop this epic sale sooner rather than later.
If you aren't masking during quarantine, we are here to tell you that you are doing it wrong. This blogger-obsessed skincare brand launched an epic promotion called Masks for Masks. Now throughout the month of April, when you purchase a pack of the brand's Star Bright Hydrogel Masks at 50 percent off, 100 percent of the proceeds go to A Million Masks. This is an initiative started to acquire, distribute, and deliver one million medical masks to NYC's healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.