As the world faces a global pandemic, “Wash your hands and don’t touch your face” has become 2020’s mantra. While staying home and social distancing is highly encourage, governments and health officials now strongly encourage all to wear a mask, bandana, or fabric scarf for any essential errands. On April 1, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti even recommended wearing a bandana if you don’t have access to medical masks, citing its washability, while the town of Laredo, Texas, went so far as to warn of $1,000 fines for residents caught without protective face garb. NYC quickly adopted a similar fabric face mask mandate.
With a N95 and medical-grade mask shortage, the US Surgeon General also now recommends in lieu of a mask, using a bandana or a fabric scarf. Ahead are deals on good-looking bandanas and scarves to wear now and when COVID-19 becomes obsolete, you’re set for Coachella (or, the music festival of your choice).
Stay Rugged with REI’s Co-op Westerlands Bandana
REI knows better than perhaps anyone what it takes to protect your skin from the elements. The Westerlands bandana is on sale right now – choose antique gold or light blue to go with the vintage southwestern desert/cactus motif.
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Sale Price: $5.89 | Reg. Price: $7.95 (save 25%, plus free shipping)
Support Veterans and Other Charities with Hank’s Kerchiefs
While the price tag may seem a little steeper than some bandana on the market, Colin Hanks (yes, Tom’s son) donates a portion of the proceeds from these sumptuous, 100% cotton handkerchiefs to various charities. Currently, your purchase of a California-made Hank’s Kerchief supports military veterans who are reintegrating into civilian life through the Homes for Our Troops organization. Add a monogram to your bandana for a truly bespoke bandana!
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Discount Price: $28.90
$34 (15% off first order after email sign-up)
Cover Up with Madewell
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Sale Price: $8.99 | Reg. Price: $12.50
Nordstrom has a few options for face-covering accessories, and this women’s Madewell bandana is 25% off right now. For just $8.99, choose an amber color or a “smoky lilac” pattern. Plus, get free shipping.
Classic Cotton ‘Chiefs
While these are branded on Target.com as “women’s” handkerchiefs, the traditional bandana pattern is unisex and the 21”x21” one-size-fits-all motif works for any gender. Also available in paisley and floral prints.
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Reg. Price: $6 (plus free shipping over $35)
This polyester “silk” floral is a comfortably large, lightweight piece that is perfect for covering your face but also upgrading your daily quarantine attire with a chic accent.
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Reg. Price: $3.45 (plus free shipping on orders over $9.99)
Count on Urban Outfitters to add a dash of the creative color patterns to the basics. You can still score a UO traditional cotton bandana for $10, but for $14 get a silky scarf and choose from fun psychedelics, dragon patterns, and even silver snakeskin.
Reg. Price: $10-14
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