Since we’ll be wearing face masks when we can’t social distance for the foreseeable future, it’s probably a good idea to stock up — especially on reusable masks that you can wash and wear as you please. (Experts told us that you should wash a reusable mask after every wear, and suggest keeping a handful of fresh ones at the ready in case you can’t wash yours at the end of a day.) Since they’re fast becoming an accessory as common as underwear or socks, the best time to stock up on face masks is when they’re on sale — which is why this four-pack from Nordstrom caught our eye. With one solid black mask, one heather-gray mask, one black-and-white-striped mask, and one snazzy animal-print mask, you’ll basically have an option to match your mood (and outfit) on any given day. Made from cotton jersey, each mask has adjustable ear loops that can be tightened with straps that you tie behind your ear, and also includes a built-in pocket where you can add a filter for an extra layer of protection. At 40 percent off, the set breaks down to roughly just $3 per mask — and, as a bonus of sorts, Nordstrom will donate a mask to in-need communities for every set sold.
Editor’s note: This deal was so good that the set of masks sold out, but Nordstrom still has lots of other reusable masks to browse (though these, alas, are not on sale).
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