You can still shop favorite stores, explore brands and learn new skills like crocheting.
Although the coronavirus pandemic has left fashion-loving folks confined to their homes, the stay-at-home order is offering plenty of time to recharge and renew in the style department. Organize your closet with expert help. Learn to crochet (a spring fashion trend). Or travel to Europe by way of an international fashion magazine. For those looking for an excuse to shop, supporting L.A. fashion brands, particularly those helping to fight the crisis, is an option.
The John Elliott label has pledged $10,000, along with 10% of sales from the brand’s core collection of essentials (currently 25% off), to a UCLA Health fund “to support medical personnel on the front line who are putting others before themselves,” said the label in a recent Instagram post. The goal is to reach $100,000.
Through March 30, fine jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth (ireneneuwirth.com) is donating 20% of all online and phone sales to No Kid Hungry, a campaign by the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Share our Strength to assist with access to healthful meals.
Jennifer Meyer (jennifermeyer.com) is contributing 20% of sales of her jewelry through March 31 to the nonprofit Baby2Baby, which provides essentials to L.A. children living in poverty. Kim Kardashian West is donating 20% of profits from the new Skims (skims.com) cotton collection drop to nonprofit Baby2Baby’s COVID-19 assistance efforts.
Swimwear brand Robin Piccone (robinpiccone.com) has pledged 10% of profits through March 31 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to assist families coping with COVID-19. Also, local footwear label Mia Becar (miabecar.com) is donating all proceeds through April 6 to the California Community Foundation COVID-19 L.A. County Response Fund. And footwear designer George Esquivel (esquivelshoes.com) is giving $45 of every tote sale and $80 of every sneaker purchased from his Esquivel X line to nonprofit Giving Children Hope to support those in need.