The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on April 3 that everyone wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain — no matter if you are sick or healthy. The CDC explained that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity — for example, speaking, coughing or sneezing — even if those people aren’t exhibiting symptoms.
Now, face masks have become a hard-to-find commodity as people across the country search for proper ways to cover their nose and mouth for a trip to the grocery store or doctors’ office.
Luckily, we found a few stores that are still offering face masks at affordable prices. Shop their styles ahead, from traditional surgical-style masks to fun Disney-printed options.
Best Bulk Package: LeadPro Face Masks
LeadPro provides a package of 50 disposable face masks with a protective three-layer construction for ultimate filtering. These non-surgical masks make for easy coverage and are best for one-time use.
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Cute Design: Sanctuary Fashion PPE Masks
For the fashion fans, Sanctuary created a pack of five stylish cotton face masks that are just as protective as they are chic. With camo, animal print and colorful designs, there is a mask to match any look. Additionally, with every purchase of a mask, the brand will provide masks to organizations in need.
Cloth Face Mask: Alice + Olivia Staceface Mask
Alice + Olivia’s protective face mask features with the brand’s Staceface print for a fun and chic take on a face covering. The jersey material makes it washable, while its double-layered construction allows you to remove the stitching and add a filter if you desire. For each mask sold, the company will also donate one to the medical community.
Bandana Face Mask: Ezzea Bandanas
Coming in a pack of six, Ezzea’s colorful bandanas are can be worn as a face covering or scarf. With over 16 ways to style them, these bandanas are thin enough to be breathable while still giving you durable protection. According to the brand, they also block up to 95% of harmful UV rays during your outdoor walks and excursions.
Solid Design: Vida Protective Mask
Vida provides a rainbow selection of solid face masks for just $10. They are 100% cotton and can be safely machine washed and dried; they also come equipped with filters for next-level safety. Additionally, 10% of profits from sales of the masks will be donated to support local relief efforts.
Football Inspired: NFL Face Masks
Get ready to show off your favorite NFL teams while still abiding by proper social distancing regulations. Finished with a breathable cotton lining and stretchable ear loops, these masks are both reusable and anti-dust for easy breathing; they also feature an interior pocket for a non-included replaceable filter, available in small and adult sizes.
Printed Masks: Vera Bradley
Fans of Vera Bradley’s classic bags and accessories can now shop face masks made with its signature prints. The brand is offering a series of protective face masks made from 100% cotton fabric, the same material as its purses and duffels. The masks sell individually and come in 12 different patterns.
Affordable: Old Navy Face Masks
Coming in a pack of five, Old Navy sells sets for the whole family. Each pack includes a surprise combination of prints and patterns with unique items like bananas and dogs as well as classic plaids and florals featured on the kids’ designs with similar styles highlighted for adults. And not only are they protective, but they are sustainably made: Old Navy states that the masks are constructed from excess fabric from some of its most popular items.
Hot Commodity: Banana Republic Face Mask
After selling out in minutes, Banana Republic restocked its masks, constructed from single-ply microfiber with a black and white marled patterned topped off by a black trim. An adjustable wire at the nose allows for a comfortable and more secure fit with stretchable over-ear stars for stability.
Sustainably Made: Reformation Face Masks
The sustainable brand implemented its environmentally-friendly practices into the design of protective face coverings. It offers five packs of reusable face masks with tied, behind-the-ear straps for adjustable and customized fits. The masks come in a variety of designs and fabrics with each purchase being a surprise as to which color you shall receive.
The brand is offering a set of three face masks made with soft cotton finished in a fashion-forward look. The masks are unique in that they are crafted from leftover fabric scraps. Since every color is a limited edition, they tend to sell out fast.
Endless Options: Revolve Face Masks
The online retailer is offering dozens of protective face masks from its expansive repertoire of brands including Grlfrnd, Karina Grimaldi, Cotton Citizen and more. These face coverings range in style and design from subtle all-white options to standout chain-accented iterations.
Good Cause: Rag & Bone Face Masks
According to Rag & Bone’s website, it costs the brand $21 to produce each of its mask. For each mask sold, the company will donate $5 to City Harvest, an NYC-based charity committed to fighting hunger across the city, and invest additional funds into supporting local workers or producers of these non-medical masks.
Best Deal: Original Penguin Face Masks
There is no better steal than Original Penguin’s offering of 10 face masks for $30 — that’s just $3 per mask. Washable and reusable, the jersey fabric has a touch of stretch for comfort.
Long-Lasting: Athleta Face Masks
Athleta’s 5-pack of masks are made from a blend of polyester and spandex for stretch with a cotton lining for breathability and comfort, these non-medical masks are easily reusable and have been tested to last through at least 20 home washes for kids and adults.
Clean Design: Nordstrom
Available on the retailer’s website, Nordstrom’s bundle comes with a pack of six monochromatic masks featuring 100% cotton fabric for breathability as well as comfortability. Earloops keep the mask secure across your nose and mouth while the options of black or white coloring make them easy to match to any loungewear look
Tie-Dye Style: DressBarn Face Mask
With a spandex blend for stretch and flexibility, DressBarn mixes together trending tie-dye with protective face gear. The dual-layer reusable designs include cotton lining and over-ear straps.
Soft Fabric: DewArmor Neoprene Mask
DewArmor blends together cotton and neoprene for the ultimate comfort when covering your face. The cotton allows for breathability while neoprene adds water-resistance and flexibility so you can fold it up and keep it in your pocket between uses.
Washable: Lanier Wellness Face Masks
Coming in a pack of two, Lanier Wellness’ face masks are both reusable and washable. The breathable cotton lining wicks away moisture even as temperatures start rising. The two elastic straps fit comfortably around the ears without any pesky ties or adjusters.
Disney Face Masks: ShopDisney Cloth Masks
Available for pre-order now, Disney recently announced they too will be creating and selling face masks. With packs of four inspired by “Star Wars,” Mickie and Minnie Mouse, Marvel films and the Disney princess, there are options for the whole family in sizes small, medium and large.
Classic Pattern: J.Crew Face Masks
J.Crew’s face masks come in a pack of three and are done in either blue and white stripes or a solid blue color. Each mask is double-layered and has elastic ear loops. Together, J.Crew and Madewell have also made a donation to supply 75,000 masks to Montefiore Health System hospitals in New York.
Kids Sizes: Carter’s Face Masks
Both boys and girls can rock these small face masks, available in three different shades. They use soft buttery cotton for ease on little faces with pleats so they can spread out for older kids.
Face Mask Pattern: Stitch Buzz Template
For those who prefer to take the sustainable route and use leftover fabric to sew at home, face masks patterns like this template from Stitch Buzz are a great option. The template includes full-color directions with graphics that include an optional pocket for a filter.
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