Masks in Manhattan Beach: Summer's Must-Have Fashion Accessory
Jun 15, 2020 09:52AM
By Jeanne Fratello
Masks and other face coverings are the must-have fashion accessory of the summer. That's why you might as well get yours in Manhattan Beach - and support local merchants in the process.
Since we last wrote about where to buy masks in Manhattan Beach, there have been plenty of local retailers who have added masks to their lineup. Below is the latest.
Masks and Face Coverings in Manhattan Beach
Bella Beach Kids is offering pre-washed, 100% cotton masks on its web site. The two-layer cotton masks come in kid and adult sizes and range from $12.50 to $16.50 apiece. Choose from curbside pickup or shipment.
Birdwell Beach Britches has masks with a great surf look made from a single layer of breathable SurfNyl™ and a single layer of 100% polyester woven micro knit. The masks are $29.95; for each mask you purchase, a mask will be donated to CORE, a non-profit founded by Sean Penn working in partnership with the LA Mayor’s Office and the LA Fire Department to provide free drive-through testing for high-risk individuals.
Bo Bridges Gallery is now selling masks printed with famous Bo Bridges photography scenes. The two-layer masks are made from anti-microbial micropoly fabric. Masks start at $20 for kids and $22 for adults.
Cotton Cargo is selling masks from local clothing supplier Eleven259. The masks are available in solid colors and a variety of patterns, ranging in price from $12 to $23.
Coolie Surf, a local maker of rash guards for surfers has fun cotton surf-themed masks for $5 apiece. To order, message @coolie_surf on Instagram or email email@example.com.
DACHA has lightweight cotton face masks made from vintage textiles. The cost is $25 for a regular mask and $30 for a mask with a filter panel. (For $125, you can also purchase a special "essential wellness bundle" that includes a cotton mask, refreshing mask spray, hand soap, moisturizing cream, candle and wellness tea.)
Go Gently Nation has super-soft organic cotton masks for $7. (Some styles are sold out; keep checking back for more.)
Greigh Goods is offering handmade masks in 100% silk or cotton. The masks are $22 apiece, with a portion of sales donated to communities in need.
Kalihi has 100% cotton face masks in pinstripe or polka dot prints. The masks come with a replaceable filter and are available for $15.
Lahive (the fashion line of Manhattan Beach designer Lizzy Lahive) is selling "Operation Blue" masks made of cotton with a silk charmeuse lining and a hemp flax pocket to hold a filter. The masks are $22, with proceeds from the sales to benefit L.A. fashion workers.
Lulu's Nouvelle is offering masks made by designer Karen Luu in washable cotton, and also masks from designer Wendy Glez in washable 100% silk. Stop by their store to check out the selection, or call 310-545-8800 or email info@lulusnouvelle for more information.
The Laughter Project is an all-kid team of designers, crafters, and marketers who are selling masks for $27. All proceeds from their sales are going to The Giving Spirit to help the homeless of Los Angeles.
Margaret O'Leary is offering 100% cotton reversible tie dye masks. They were originally $14 apiece and are now on sale for $11.20.
Marine Layer is selling packs of two-layer cotton reusable masks - a pack of five masks for $25. They are also accepting donations for masks for frontline workers through laprotects. (Marine Layer donates the materials; your contribution pays for the labor.) Every $25 donated will produce 10 masks.
Mira Costa Bands and Color Guard programs are selling two-ply cotton masks that feature original artwork from MCHS graduate and most recent Color Guard captain Ellery Spyker. The masks are available at GROW in Manhattan Beach for $15. All sales benefit the Band & Color Guard program.
Player's Liquor in El Porto is selling disposable masks, at $8.99 plus tax for a five-count package. Also, they will give you a free mask if you come to the store without one.
Rice has special microfiber face masks that say "90266" on them. They are $7 apiece, available in the restaurant.
Tabula Rasa is selling the classic I Heart MB face masks (pictured up top) along with other fun slogans, including a mask with a straw hole that says, "Sips Happen at the Beach." These 100% cotton masks range from $12.50 to $24.00.
The Waste Less Shop is selling lightweight up-cycled cotton face masks with wire nose band and elastic ear loops. The masks are $12, with 50 percent of proceeds going to the Richstone Family Center.
William B has a variety of reusable face masks in solid colors (3 for $16), printed ($12 apiece), or $18 for a mask with a P.M. 2.5 filter.
Other South Bay Mask Sources
DigMB has been hearing of other sources in the South Bay for masks. If you hear about some you want to share, please let us know.
Hitter's House, a state-of-the art indoor baseball hitting facility and retail center based in Torrance, has protective anti-microbial Micropoly (88% poly/12% spandex) masks in kid and adult sizes for $12 apiece. Several styles bear the "GBG" - Garciaparra Baseball Group - logo. Hitter's House will donate a mask to hospitals and front lines for every mask purchased. Purchase their masks here.
Lucky Brand apparel is selling pleated cotton face masks for $5 apiece (or you can buy a 5-pack for $25). Their reusable cotton masks are made to the specifications of LAProtects.org.
Nu Shuz of Redondo Beach has masks for $10 and up. The masks include a rotating variety of prints, including white masks that kids can decorate, "bling" masks, and masks with messages such as "World's Greatest Dad" for Father's Day. Visit them at 207 Avenida Del Norte in Redondo Beach or call 310-926-3179 for more information.
N.Y.L.A. Shoes has 100% cotton face masks, made in Los Angeles by garment workers displaced by COVID-19. Choose from reversible or quilted face masks for $15 apiece. $5 per mask will be donated to Mutual Aid L.A. for COVID-19 relief efforts.
South Bay Artist Studio is offering face masks and face mask kits. Face masks are $17 and up for child or adult sizes; and $19 and up for child or adult masks that include a cotton drawstring carrying bag. They're also featuring a "drinking straw" mask for $26. A DIY face mask kit with pre-cut pieces (and cotton drawstring bag) is available for $15. See available selections here.
Stringking, a sporting goods company and apparel manufacturing company based in Gardena, has shifted much of its resources into manufacturing cloth face masks in its Los Angeles office. Cloth masks are priced at $6.99 apiece, but they are also available in larger quantities, up to 10,000 masks. Purchase a Stringking mask here.
Triton Surf is selling cotton masks with elastic ear bands. Masks start at $10, and you can also choose to donate a mask to an essential worker.