Where to Shop Small and Support Local Businesses

With all the recent events and looming pandemic, there has been a push on social media and within social groups to support locally run businesses owned by locals and community members — allowing them to maintain their livelihoods.

Reston Now rounded up shops within Reston and Herndon that offer some additions to either your home or a gift basket for someone else.

Though Ralph Northam issues a statement on March 24, that only essential businesses are allowed to stay open, it was noted in an official press release that brick and mortar small-businesses are allowed to stay open if they can maintain mandated social distancing orders and cleanliness standards.

“If any such business cannot adhere to the 10-patron limit with proper social distancing requirements, it must close,” the statement said.

Herndon

Right! On Records (731 Elden Street) supplies visitors with an array of new and used records. Prices start at $1 and go up from there. Staff at the store are more than happy to help suggest artists, according to the site. Shipping anywhere in the US is $4 or people can pick up items for free. The store takes credit cards through the phone but can also send customers a PayPal invoice, the site said. They can be reached at (703) 657-4440.

Those seeking custom apparel can check out Fairfax Screen Printing online. Though hours have been reduced from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. staff members are still available by phone at 703 435 3174 and are offering curbside drop off, the website said. The store can print t-shirts, hats, outerwear, kids’ cloths and accessories, the site said.

Shoppers at Senpai’s Corner Anime & Gift Shop (795 Center Street, Suite 4) can find unique and cute items including stuffed animals and wearable gear, the website said. Prices range and the location doesn’t deliver but a staff member said the location limits customers in the store to two at a time, for social distancing purposes.

Reston

Local stop Scrawl Books is delivering reads to the front doors of bibliophiles, according to its Facebook page. Shoppers can discover reads from all genres and many local authors. Though people cannot browse in the store, due to COVID-19 concerns, people can read descriptions online and also pick up the books in the store if they choose, the website said.

Boutique Lou Lou is offering free shipping on purchases above $40. The store offers lots of accessories and clothing for women.

Photo via Scrawl Books/Facebook

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