Retail stores closed because of coronavirus

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  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Adidas
  • Aerie and American Eagle
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Allbirds
  • Ann Taylor
  • Anthropologie
  • Apple
  • Aritzia
  • Ashley Stewart
  • Athleta
  • Away
  • Balenciaga
  • Banana Republic
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Belk
  • Benefit
  • Bergdorf Goodman
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Bluemercury
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Brioni
  • Buck Mason
  • Build-A-Bear
  • Cacique
  • Calvin Klein
  • Casper
  • Catherines
  • CB2
  • Celine
  • Chico’s
  • Claire’s and Icing
  • Coach
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dior
  • Disney Store
  • DSW
  • Everlan
  • Five Below
  • Foot Locker
  • Fossil
  • Free People
  • GameStop
  • Gap
  • Gilly Hicks
  • Givenchy
  • Glossier
  • Greats
  • Gucci
  • H&M
  • Hallmark
  • Hollister
  • HomeGoods
  • Hudson Grace
  • Hudson’s Bay
  • IKEA
  • Inditex
  • Intermix
  • IZOD
  • James Allen
  • Janie and Jack
  • Jared
  • J.C. Penney
  • J. Crew
  • Jimmy Choo
  • J.Jill
  • Justice
  • Kate Spade
  • Kay Jewelers
  • Kiehl’s
  • Kohl’s
  • Land’s End
  • Lane Bryant
  • Lego
  • Levi Strauss
  • L.L. Bean
  • L’OCCITANE
  • LOFT
  • Lou & Grey
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Lululemon
  • Lush
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Macy’s
  • Madwell
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Mark & Graham
  • Marshalls
  • Microsoft
  • Neighborhood Goods
  • Neiman Marcus
  • New Balance
  • Nike
  • Nordstrom
  • Old Navy
  • Outdoor Voices
  • Origins
  • Pandora Jewelry
  • Patagonia
  • Peloton
  • Peoples
  • Perry Ellis
  • Phillip Lim
  • Piercing Pagoda
  • Prada
  • Pottery Barn
  • Ralph Lauren
  • RealReal
  • Reebok
  • Reformation
  • REI
  • RH
  • Rejuvenation
  • Rent The Runway
  • Rothy’s
  • Saint Laurent
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Saks Off Fifth
  • Sephora
  • Skechers
  • Soma
  • Speedo USA
  • Sprint
  • Stuart Weitzman
  • Swarovski
  • The Body Shop
  • Tiffany
  • Timberland
  • TJMaxx
  • T-Mobile
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Tory Burch
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Under Armour
  • UNIQLO
  • Untuckit
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Van Heusen
  • Vans
  • Versace
  • VF Corporation
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Vineyard Vines
  • Warby Parker
  • West Elm
  • White House Black Market
  • Williams-Sonoma
  • WW/Weight Watchers
  • Zales
  • Zara

Retail stores open during the coronavirus pandemic

Walmart
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Even though these stores are still open for business in some states, most have reduced hours and some are urging people to order online or drop by for curbside pick-up only.

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Best Buy
  • Home Depot
  • Staples
  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

What about grocery stores and restaurants?

Costco
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Many restaurants remain open nationwide — but not their dining spaces. Oftentimes you can only get take-out, delivery or drive-through and only during limited hours.

The following grocery stores are still open:

  • Aldi Grocery Store
  • Albertson’s
  • Basha’s Supermarket
  • BI-LO
  • City Market
  • Costco
  • Dollar General
  • Fareway Meat & Grocery
  • Food Town
  • Fred Meyer
  • Fry’s Food Store
  • Fresh Market
  • Gelson’s
  • Giant Eagle
  • Harris Teeter
  • Harveys Supermarket
  • H-E-B
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kroger
  • King Soopers
  • Lidl
  • Northgate Gonzalez Market
  • Pay-Less Markets
  • Publix
  • QFC
  • Ralphs
  • Smith’s Food & Drug
  • Safeway
  • Stater Bros. Markets
  • Stop & Shop
  • Target
  • Tops
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Vallarta Supermarkets
  • Walmart
  • Wegmans
  • WinCo Foods
  • Winn-Dixie
  • Whole Foods Market

What about grocery and liquor delivery apps?

Ordering Food Online. Smiling elderly couple with laptop and credit card purchasing grocery delivery from internet while cooking together in kitchen
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Panic buying and social distancing have made shopping for groceries even more of a chore than it was before.

Now is definitely the time to stay home and try out one of the following delivery apps, which will bring fresh food right to your doorstep.

And since you're not going to be paying with cash anyway, now is also a smart time to pick up a credit card that will earn you cash back or rewards points for all this online shopping.

  • Amazon Fresh
  • FreshDirect
  • Google Shopping
  • Instacart
  • Peapod
  • Prime Now
  • Prime Pantry
  • Shipt
  • Walmart Grocery

Need a drink? In some states, like New York, liquor stores are considered essential businesses and remain open.

Even so, people are trying their best to maintain social distancing and using these alcohol delivery services:

  • Buttery
  • DoorDash
  • Drizly
  • goPuff
  • Instacart
  • InstaShop
  • Klink Delivery
  • Minibar Delivery
  • Saucey
  • Swill
  • Thirstie

How to shop safe

If you must stop by a brick-and-mortar store, take a few precautions. Here are some tips to follow while you’re out in public.

Obey the 6-feet rule

Keep 6 feet away from anyone walking outside or inside stores. This means stepping off the sidewalk, when safe to do so, to avoid brushing shoulders with someone else.

It also means not crowding areas in grocery stores, like aisles and checkout lines. Many stores are providing sanitizer to wipe down baskets and carts.

Shop solo

To limit the number of people on the street and in stores, shop solo if you can. Of course, there are many exceptions, like single parents who have to bring their kids along.

Only buy what you need

During this uncertain time, it’s natural to feel anxious. But panic buying to stock up on essentials can lead to shortages of food and medicine, hurting other people who rely on certain items.

Panic buying also leads to more food waste of perishable goods.

Respect special shopping hours

Many stores have set aside designated times (usually early in the morning) to allow the elderly or health care workers to shop alone.

By respecting these times, you’re helping protect those highest at risk.

Shop online

The best way to reduce your risk and the risk of infecting others is to shop online.

We previously listed some grocery and liquor delivery apps that are great to use during this time. Many retail stores are open online, so you can still buy what you normally would.

These five guidelines are a good start, but don’t hesitate to take additional steps if you think it necessary. Everyone needs to do their part to keep themselves and others safe.

About the Author

Caitlin Cochrane

Caitlin Cochrane

Staff Writer

Caitlin Cochrane is a staff writer with MoneyWise, and has an educational background in human resource management and professional writing. When she is not writing, she is at home drinking tea and playing with her bunnies.

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