Amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, several small businesses battle with the prospect of having to close. After several closings and social separation measures were announced across the U.S. earlier this week, vintage home store Wishbone Reserve in Hampden posted an announcement online that it would remain open and increase sanitary precautions. This spurred reactions from boutique owners around Baltimore.
Brightside Boutique has since echoed a similar sentiment, vowing to remain open and keep events scheduled as planned, “We will be closely monitoring government updates and guidelines, and will keep customers informed. We hope, if you are healthy and able to do so, that you continue to join us for the upcoming events, shop, and support small businesses,” reads an online post.
While some stores have shut down their brick-and-mortar doors, others remain open, and many have provided avenues to shop virtually. Here is a roundup of boutiques that have formally announced their opening status so far:
OPEN IN-STORE AND ONLINE:
- Brightside Boutique *Offering 15-percent-off and free shipping.
- Match Made Stores *Open by appointment only and offering 15-percent-off online purchases using code: spring15.
- Plantacea *Only two customers allowed in shop at a time, offering curbside delivery.
- 2910 on the Square *Reduced hours Tuesday-Friday 12pm-6pm, Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm as well as offering delivery.
- A Style Studio *Offering free shipping on all orders.
- Arrow Clothing *Continuing their online-only operations as usual.
- B.Willow *Options for pickup or local delivery within 20 mins of the shop and waived $15 delivery fee.
- Becket Hitch *Offering online shopping and in-store private appointments.
- Best Day Ever
- Bottle of Bread
- Boutique W
- The Codex Club *Offering free shipping.
- Domesticity *Offering curbside pick-up and same-day delivery.
- Doubledutch Boutique *Offering 20-percent-off sale items and free shipping or curbside pick-up for online sales. In-store private appointments are available.
- Found Studio Shop
- Get Shredded Vintage
- Hunting Ground
- Ma Petite Shoe
- Milagro *Offering free shipping.
- Milk and Ice Vintage
- Mint & Major *Offering 20-percent-off online using code: MAJOR20, free shipping on orders over $25, curbside pick-up and drop-offs.
- Poppy & Stella
- Raina Dawn *Offering curbside pick-up and in-store private appointments.
- Six2Six Society
- South Moon Under
- Wishbone Reserve
OPEN IN-STORE ONLY:
- Forward Moda
- Keeper’s Vintage
- Matava Shoes
- Panache *Reduced hours 10am-4pm with in-store private appointments, curbside pickup, and free delivery available.
- Pandora's Box
- Wee Chic *Reduced hours 10am-4pm.
- In Watermelon Sugar *Offering in-store private appointments or curbside pick-up.
- Ruth Shaw
- Sassanova *Offering in-store private appointments, drop-offs, curbside pick-up, and free shipping.
- Shops at Kenilworth