Local retailers have made accommodations regarding Governor Northam’s temporary stay-at-home order. Some have set up online-ordering systems, while others are taking orders by phone or email and personally delivering products. Others have curbside pickup with no-contact protocols. As the weeks drag on, we can’t forget to support our local retailers. They still need our business. Here is a list of shops and boutiques who are ready for your orders.  (Please make sure to check with individual shops as the situation remains fluid.)


Covet’s shop went online several weeks ago. Shoppers can message, email or call about items posted to Facebook or Instagram. 5140 Wilson Blvd., Arlington


Trade Roots

Trade roots is known for its sizable collection of global gifts. Owner Lisa Ostroff is arranging shopping opportunities via Facetime and also showing shoppers the latest via email. Orders over $50 are delivered for free. Curbside pickup is otherwise available, and payment is taken over the phone via Venmo or PayPal. 5852 Washington Blvd., Arlington


Urban Farmhouse

Urban Farmhouse has also turned to online sales for just about all its items—with the exception of the new local, handmade ones that owner June Tait is adding daily. All items can be delivered for free locally, within a day or two, depending on buyer availability or picked up curbside on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon. 5140 Wilson Blvd., Arlington


Scout & Molly’s

If you order a new dress, one is also donated to a female health care worker serving on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. Simply select the dresses you want for yourself online, then select an equal number of dresses (of equal or lesser value) to donate. Free shipping is provided, and you can specific the dress recipient yourself.  4238 Wilson Blvd, Suite 2230, Arlington (Ballston)


Stylish Patina

Stylish Patina has all the tools and creativity you need to get your DIY job done. Each week, owner Kelly Thompson is introducing a new kid- and adult-friendly DIY project that people can order online. Project materials can be shipped, or customers can pick up curbside. Each week’s curbside pickups will take place from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. 410 S. Maple Ave., Suite 114, Falls Church


Two the Moon

Owner Johanna Braden is posting photos daily and going live to offer shoppers a virtual tour of the store—she’s also doing so via Facetime—then taking orders and credit card payments over the phone. FedEx shipping is offered or free, local, no-contact deliveries (with items left on doorsteps). Curbside pickup is also an option; customers will be asked to pop the trunk upon arrival so she can place your items inside. 6501 29th St. N., Arlington


Company Flowers

Their brick-and-mortar shop might be closed, and travel/shipping restrictions may have put pressure on the flower supply chain, but Company Flowers owners John and Marnie Nicholson are still taking online orders. Select a “Florist’s Choice” arrangement ($75.50-$92.45) featuring seasonal blooms like flowering cherry tree branches, hydrangeas, roses and snapdragons, and you’ll score free local delivery. 2107 N. Pollard St., Arlington


Le Village Marche

In the early days of coronavirus-related closures, Le Village Marche was hosting virtual tours and posting product images to Instagram and Facebook. Interested customers could direct message, email, or call with order questions. Payment was taken via phone or Venmo, and orders could be retrieved via free shipping, delivery or curbside pickup. Now, the Parisian-themed shop is kicking things up a notch with an online store. Popular wares like lavender-scented candles, lotion and soap can be ordered online and shipped within two business days.  2800 South Randolph St., Arlington


Lemoncello Boutique

Lemoncello Boutique has four cocktail kit flavors that, when paired with vodka, gin or tequila, make for an aesthetically pleasing and tasty beverage. They also have bath bombs, salts, face rollers and other spa items —and more in the online store or via a Facetime personal shopping experience. Orders can be taken online, over the phone or via email, and then shipped for free, delivered or picked up on the sidewalk. 4518 Lee Highway, Arlington


Dogma Bakery

Pet supply stores are considered essential, but you can asave yourself a trip by placing an order from the comfort of home for goods including pet food, treats and toys—like a plush “slothicorn” and even puzzles. Curbside pickup is preferred for the latter, but delivery is available for food and supplies. All orders are taken over the phone and paid via an online invoice or in-person at curbside pickup—even orders for food and treats the store doesn’t normally carry. 2772 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington


Preppy Pink Pony

With her physical store closed, Virginia Kennedy can’t go through all the stationery options in person, but she can do so via Zoom. She can also take orders over phone (703-556-3237) or email (pinkponyshop@aol.com) and will deliver within five miles—or place purchases in the back seat or trunk of your car should you choose curbside pickup. New-product pictures can be found on the store’s Yelp page. 6829 Redmond Drive, McLean


Casual Adventure

With an online shop, customers can pick out items, get them shipped within 1-2 business days (depending on UPS/USPS), or plan for a curbside pickup. Lately the most popular items have included bandanas—aka makeshift masks—neck tubes, freeze-dried food, fuel and travel soap. Should the store run out, customers can pre-order via direct message, email or phone. 3451 Washington Blvd., Arlington


The Toy Nest

The Toy Nest, a toy library where parents can rent small, medium and even large, ride-on toys and games for tots, was supposed to open its new brick-and-mortar store in downtown Falls Church in mid-March. Fortunately, owner Lisa Bourven isn’t letting COVID-19 completely ruin her plans. She’s giving parents the chance to purchase a toy rental membership online, pick out items from the store’s online catalog of 1000+ items, and have those toys delivered locally (within a 10-mile radius) Tuesdays-Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. All toys are disinfected between uses, per CDC guidelines. 98 N. Washington St., Falls Church


Super Bit

Super Bit, which also had plans to fully open in March 2020, uses a buy-sell-trade model to circulate retro (80s, 90s, even early 2000s) video games and collectors’ items. You can schedule a virtual tour via Instagram video chat, and shop items posted to Super Bit’s Instagram page by direct messaging on Instagram (@superbitvideogames), emailing (superbitvideogames@gmail.com) or calling and paying over the phone (571-378-0500). Items can be picked up in the parking lot Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 101 E. Broad St. Falls Church


Pacers Running Clarendon

One of the biggest complaints about online shopping is that there’s no way to know for sure whether your purchase will fit as it should. Pacers Running is offering virtual fittings to ensure that your online orders perform as intended. Appointments are held via Zoom, with measurements taken, gait and individual needs assessed, and, of course, products displayed and discussed. That whole process takes about 20-30 minutes. And extra time is allotted for Q&As with customers who are new to running. At checkout, guests can choose between free shipping or curbside pickup at select locations.  3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington


One More Page Books

No more curbside pickup, but free home delivery for orders over $30 (a $5 delivery fee applies to orders under $30) and reduced USPS fees for books being shipped. You can still order a surprise box of books, hand-picked by the staff, based on your literary tastes. And you can now join one of the shop’s virtual book club via Zoom. Book club books will be offered at a 20% discount. All orders can be taken online, although a One More Page staff member will also be available Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. to assist over the phone. 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington


Bards Alley

Bards Alley’s owner Tim Fricker and employee Beth Permenter are making local deliveries by bike (within a five-mile radius) in partnership with bikes@vienna. Those interested in ordering a book, gift, and/or wine can do so by emailing orders@bardsalley.com or calling 571-459-2653. Payment will be processed over the phone. Should you live just a bit past the pedal limit, front-porch pickups are also an option, as is joining a virtual book club if you’re craving a little extra connection. 110 Church St. NW, Vienna



List compiled by Arlington Life