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Where to Buy Face Masks Online Right Now (Updated for 2021)

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If the rapidly spreading Omicron variant has you motivated to re-up your supply of PPE and you’re curious where to buy face masks right now, look no further—we’ve found literally hundreds below. As evidenced by this lengthy list, we’re certainly no longer in the phase of the pandemic where masks are low in supply. They’re pretty abundant, actually, with plenty of brands putting their own spin on face masks—from “fashion” masks in prints and silky fabrics to ones designed to help you feel more comfortable while moving and sweating.

The CDC still recommends wearing snug-fitting face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, especially in spaces like public transport where social distancing is tough to do. For an even safer approach to masking, the CDC also recommends double masking—or layering a reusable cloth mask over a disposable paper one, so long as it doesn’t restrict your breathing—to increase protection against the spread of respiratory particles.

As new, more contagious variants of the virus emerge, studies have shown that you’re better off reaching for something like a disposable KN95 (a different version of the N-95) with multiple layers and a nose wire, or a reusable face mask made from breathable layers of tightly woven material, over something like a bandana. And thankfully there are now enough companies making face masks that you’ll almost certainly be able to choose something functional and stylish enough that you won’t mind wearing. (Looks, of course, are a secondary concern. If you’re really jonesing to exercise your creativity in quarantine, ask one of these 24 certified quar geniuses.)

Wondering where to buy face masks? Here is a running list of designers and manufacturers who are creating non-medical fabric masks, along with some disposable paper masks we like—grouped and sorted by their breathability, overall stylishness, and material. 

Want to mask up like a GQ editor? We asked 12 staffers to share their go-to face coverings.


Simple and Affordable Face Masks

Since we started scouring the internet for face masks in 2020, these easy and (mostly) budget-friendly masks have become editor (and reader) favorites.

Buck Mason

You might know Buck Mason as a direct-to-consumer brand well-liked for its T-shirts. Now they’ve turned that tasty cotton into masks.

Buck Mason M1 All-Day Face Masks (5-pack)

Under Armour

This sporty, best-selling face mask for athletes (which uses IsoChill fabric on the inner lining to keep you cool, and a raised surface to keep the fabric from bunching around your nose and mouth) is one of the best breathable masks for workouts.

Tie Bar

A five-pack of masks from the same place you copped your first pocket square.

Tie Bar face mask (5-pack)

Amazon

Masks are abundant on Amazon, especially, where you can finds masks emblazoned with your favorite sports team and sensible prints like the ones seen here.

Con.Struct cotton cone mask (3-Pack)

Uniqlo

Uniqlo’s sweat-wicking, weather-adaptable fabric tech is here to save your face from overheating.

Uniqlo Airism face mask (3-pack)

Baggu

The makers of the best reusable grocery bags made face masks that have taken Brooklyn by storm. (Don’t worry, they aren’t made with the same non-breathable fabric, but they are color-blocked and come in a variety of splashy prints, too.)

Baggu fabric mask set loop

Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers’ masks are as simple and classic as the company’s button downs. They also have little metal bars sewn in that you can bend to get a closer fit around your nose.

Brooks Brothers Face Masks (5-pack)

Denim Project x Outerknown

You don’t get to pick what colors you’ll get, but all of these masks come in washed out, neutral colors, so you can’t really go wrong.

Denim Project x Outerknown face mask (3-pack)

Huckberry

One of our favorite retailers for outdoorsy gear is in the mask-making game too, with an adjustable tri-fold mask that offers some customization in the nose bridge area.  

Huckberry tri-fold woven face mask

Adidas

Where to buy face masks? The same place you bought your tracksuit.

Adidas large face covering (3-pack)

Banana Republic

Banana Republic’s face masks (of which there are many packs to choose from) have been wildly popular during the pandemic, and it’s no wonder. These ones come in a lighter-weight fabric and nice colors.

Banana Republic flyweight face mask (3-pack)

Graf Lantz

The shape of these masks helps ensure they fit comfortably over any nose, especially thanks to the adjustable nose bridge.

Herschel

Just like your high school backpack.

Madewell

Exactly the kind of sturdy, homey masks you’d expect from Madewell.

Madewell knit adjustable face masks (3-pack)

Gap

Gap sells a variety of mask packs in prints and chambray, usually riffing on the same colorway, like this splashy green set. 

Gap Contour face mask (3-pack)

Vida

You can buy sensible Vida masks, which come in a bunch of primary and tinted colors, in singles, or save when you buy them in packs.

Ari Jogiel

These masks come with fully adjustable straps to cinch for a tighter fit around your nose and mouth. 


Disposable Face Masks

Get a bunch of these to layer underneath your cloth masks if you’re double-masking, or wear them alone. 

Vida

Vida, one of the earliest mask-makers in the beginning of the pandemic, has started producing its own disposable KN95 masks and four-ply masks, in an assortment of solid colors. 

EvolveTogether

EvolveTogether’s making packs of three-ply, medical-grade paper masks, with the company’s signature coordinates on the side. 

Evolve Together face mask (21-pack)

Public Goods

Clean, all-white masks with a nose clip that allows you to secure the mask more closely to your face. 

Public Goods KN95 face mask (10-count)

D’Aire

In case you’re looking for KN95s with flair, the mask makers at D’Aire are selling packs of them in polka dots and prints. 

D’Aire KN95 masks (3-pack)

CandyCare

If you’re going to be throwing them away, you may as well get them for a super, super good deal per mask. 

CandyCare disposable face mask (25-pack)

Nomad Goods

Nomad Goods primary sells leather Apple accessories, including some excellent AirPods cases, but the company is now selling PPE, too.

Nomad Goods disposable face mask (50-pack)


Stylish Face Masks

This is no time for boring looks. These are our favorite colorful, printed, or textured face masks. Get a bunch and find weird ways to wear them with your loudest camp shirts and widest pants.

Sid Mashburn

Catch just a little bit of Sid Mashburn’s jubilant sartorial energy by accessorizing with one of his masks.

Yea Brandon

Buy one of Yea Brandon’s colorful face masks in any number of vibrant colors, from sunny yellows to crisp reds and greens. 

Yea Brandon x Henry face mask

Neighborhood

Neighborhood’s printed face masks are made in Japan, and lined on the inside with a quick-drying fabric for sweaty days. 

Neighborhood guardian printed face mask

Frye 

Frye’s selling several three-packs of kicky printed masks like these at Nordstrom.

Frye adult face masks (3-pack)

kkco

kkco makes its masks from delightfully stretchy scrunchie material for the ear loops. 

Wtaps

For gorpier folks, here’s a design-y face mask made from a cooling and durable ripstop material. 

Wtaps Cool Max ripstop face mask

Alice and Olivia

We’ve been all over the animal-print-shirt wave. Why not add a mask?

Meme Chose

Choose from a variety of stripes, solids, and checkered prints. 

Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone’s “Stealth” masks are made in New York with upcycled fabric from the brand’s designs.

Rag & Bone face mask (3-pack)

Caraa 

Athletic bag brand Caraa is taking its excess fabric cuttings and turning them into colorful masks.

Caraa universal adult masks (5-pack)

House of Waris

For each one of these hand-dyed face masks sold, the House of Waris will donate one to the Bowery Mission.

Diop

Diop, an upstart, African diaspora–influenced streetwear brand based in Detroit, is making masks inspired by mud cloth from Mali.

Hyer Goods

A little cozy velvet on the face is just what the holiday season calls for. 

Morgan’s luxe velvet mask

Maison Modulare

Can a face mask be…sexy? These lacy Maison Modulare masks say oui. 

Maison Modulare lido contour mask

Ball and Buck

For the masked sportsman. Ball and Buck’s camo mask will keep you safe(r) on a trip to the grocery store, and also well camouflaged in the deer blind.

Eton

Dress-shirt maker Eton has repurposed some of its elegant shirting materials to make handsome face masks with adjustable ear loops.

Eton blue royal oxford face mask

Marcell Von Berlin

Marcell Von Berlin’s face masks are made from upcycled fabrics from its previous collections. The company’s website is in German, but they’ll still deliver to the US.

Marcell Von Berlin face mask

BooginHead

Slip-on checkerboard Vans for your face.

BooginHead face mask (2-pack)

Naomi Nomi

Naomi Nomi’s masks come in a bunch of different colors. Each includes a little pocket for a homemade filter, to help you get a little bit more protection.

Ijji

Ijji’s low-key, genderless gear is cool in the unshowiest way, as are its new masks.

IJJI Non-surgical face masks (2-pack)

Garmentory

Only for the people who couldn’t bear the thought of leaving New York City.

Garmentory Still Here New York face mask (3-pack)

OOMLA

Something called the “OOMASK” better deliver on looks, and thankfully its blue splatter and pink striped prints do.

Bravado

As a music merch-making empire, Bravado usually makes band tees. Now, naturally, they’re making masks for the likes of the Rolling Stones.

Daniel Patrick

Good for city situations, also for any light desert adventuring you might happen to do.

Daniel Patrick desert camo face mask

Ben Sherman

One classic texture, one classic pattern, and one total swerve.

Ben Sherman face mask (3-pack)

Phlemuns

Honestly, we might keep wearing this one long after COVID has subsided.

Sanctuary

Sanctuary makes a tasteful assortment of masks for men in paisleys and camos. 

Sanctuary face masks (5-pack)

Profound

A bandana in spirit, only…actually a mask.

Profound bandana black paisley cotton face mask

Goodfight

Goodfight says that for each purchase, they’ll donate one to an L.A. institution in need of personal protection equipment.

Fine and Dandy

These folded face masks are handmade in New York and printed in fun prints and paisleys. 


Silk Masks for Anyone in the Market for Some Microluxury

Silk masks don’t offer any functional improvement over those made from other materials. But silk feels amazing against your skin and makes all of your outfits feel just a little bit more elevated. Putting that silk on your mask might be a somewhat silly flex, but sometimes that’s exactly what you need.

Catherine Gee

If you’ve been missing museums, this silk mask bears a passing resemblance to something you might see at the MoMA.

Catherine Gee 100% silk face mask

Title of Work

Introducing the luxury mask!

Slip

Yeah, if you’re going to spend this much on a face mask, it had better be made of silk. Oh, it is? Nice!

KES

Kes sells its luxe silk face masks individually and in packs—including jewel tones, neutrals, and even some handsome textured prints. 

KES peace face covering (2-pack)

Leah Kirsch

Lovely silk face masks in several gentle colors, like royal blue and pastel pink.

Leah Kirsch mint solid silk face mask

The Outlierman

You need to wear a face mask, but also want to convey your taste for the finer things in life? Your silk face mask better be tailored.

The Outlierman silk face mask (3-pack)


The Softest Face Masks We’ve Found

If you prefer something a bit softer and with more stretch, here are the best super soft (non-silk) masks out there.

Timbuk2

Unlike the company’s messenger bags, these Timbuk2 masks are made from soft jersey cotton fabric. Like your favorite fall sweatshirt, but on your face.

Timbuk2 face mask (3-pack)

Brixton

This reversible face mask is made with super soft bamboo material. The ear loop design also gives it a built-in strap, so it comfortably and conveniently rests on your chest when you take it off.

Brixton Everything face mask

Everlane

Everlane’s turned its eco-friendly knit material into some lightweight masks. For every 100% Human product sold, like these masks, the brand will donate 10% of the proceeds to the ACLU.

Everlane 100% human face masks (3-pack)

Lacoste

Crisp tennis whites, now in soft and breathable mask-form. 

Lacoste face masks (3-pack)

Beyond Yoga

The makers of the softest leggings in the biz have expanded into face masks. 

Pair of Thieves

Trust that an underwear brand knows how to make a mean soft mask. 

Pair of Thieves reusable masks (3-pack)

Leaf to Ember

Soft hemp and organic cotton make up these handsome masks with a pocket for adding your own filter.

Leaf to Ember hemp face mask (3-pack)

Cariloha face mask

The bamboo fabric of this mask is extremely soft.

NxTSTOP

A brand that usually makes gear for world travel pivoted to masks you can wear for short-haul grocery-store trips, all in a soft and breathable bamboo fabric.

Purple

The “comfort gel bands” in Purple’s face masks are designed to be just as cushy as one of the brand’s pillows or mattresses.

Purple face mask (2-pack)

Emilia George face mask

The bold red and salmon colorways of this sold tie-back face mask are currently sold out, but you can still get it in a more neutral blush, mint, or baby blue.

Standard Issue

We love Standard Issue’s heavy-duty cotton goods, and doubly appreciate its entry into the mask game.

Standard Issue cotton masks (3-pack)

American Blanket Company

Denser than a standard cotton or paper mask, these are made from polyester fleece. It’s like wearing a blanket on your face, but a bit more breathable. (The world’s coziest mask?) 

Soft comfort fleece face masks (5-pack)

$29

American Blanket Company


Breathable Face Masks for Hot Days and Workouts

When the weather outside is frightful(ly hot), wearing a thick cloth mask can be unpleasant. For those days, you might want to opt for a mask made from thinner cotton or breathable synthetic materials. Even in winter weather, you’ll still want to have a few of these around for those wonderfully brisk morning runs.

Lululemon

Lululemon’s masks for workouts are made in a sweat-wicking, quick-drying fabric and come in pleasing colorways, like tie-dye prints. 

Lululemon ear loop face masks (3-pack)

Rawlings

For anyone out there that’s really missing corporate softball.

Space Mask

You’re telling me you’re not curious about an ultra-lightweight “space mask” for your next workout? 

Swimspot

A 10-pack of swim brand Swimspot’s colorful masks will add some levity to these short winter days. 

Swimspot face mask (10-pack)

Koral

These masks are meant to dry quickly, so they’ll help wick sweat during workouts and sweltering days. Through the end of 2021, Koral’s offering 50% off masks when you spend $50.

Proper Cloth

The breathable broadcloth cotton Everyday Mask comes in two different ear loop styles, over-head and a more adjustable around-the-ear, with a style that’s slightly raised so it offers more breathing room while you move.

Proper Cloth face mask (3-pack)

Zensah

A performance wicking face-mask worthy of taking on your runs.

Universal Standard

Universal Standard updated its original face mask for more coverage around the nose and chin, but kept it in the brand’s signature breathable jersey fabric.

Jaanuu

These masks from scrubs brand Jaanuu are double-layered, but thanks to an exterior soft synthetic fabric and an interior mesh fabric, it’s just as breathable as a single-layered mask.

Jaanuu face mask (5-pack)

Reebook face mask (3-pack)

This will go great with your Club Cs.

Reebook face mask (3-pack)

Lele Sadoughi

A three-pack of colorful face masks that are made for movement. They have cinches on either side, so they’re easy to adjust.

Lele Sadoughi performance face masks (3-pack)

Vast

This breathable face mask’s interior lining is made from synthetic surf tee fabric that’s designed to dry quickly.

Athleta

The breathable face mask you’ll pull out anytime you want to go on a run.

Athleta face masks (5-pack)

United by Blue

United by Blue’s thin cotton face masks are supremely breathable and come in a grip of random patterns. For every product purchased on its site, the company pledges to remove one pound of trash from oceans and waterways.

United by Blue face mask (10-pack)

Thompson Tee

Undershirt brand Thompson Tee makes a soft, breathable cotton mask.

Onzie

These stretchy masks come in an assorted two-pack. Proceeds from the sales are donated to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

Casetify

The more of these lightweight, breathable masks you’re able to buy, the cheaper Casetify will sell them to you.

SMRTFT

If you prefer a style that fits over your head and stays put, SMRTFT (that’s “smart fit” if you add the vowels back in) has designed a stretchy microknit fabric specifically for workouts.

Skims

True to their branding, Kim Kardashian’s soft and breathable face masks for Skims are only available in nude colors.

Camp Collection

These delightful pastel colored face masks are made in San Francisco, and are one of our favorite breathable face masks. 

Camp Collection face mask (6-pack)

Matteo

Textile company Matteo—think crispy duvet covers—is applying its know-how to lightweight masks.

Matteo cotton face mask (5-pack)


The Best Masks for Glasses-Wearers

If you wear glasses on a regular basis with your face cover, you’ve certainly experienced mask fogging. There are lots of little hacks to employ and sprays you can buy to mitigate this, but the best way we’ve found is to just get a mask that has a snug fit against your face. The below masks all have adjustable ear loops, ear straps, and/or a built-in bendable nose bridge, which prevents hot air from your mouth from going up to your glasses. One note: Masks with a nose wire are not machine-washable, so you’ll have to hand-wash those suckers!

The Well

The Well has revamped its mask design to get a more secure fit closer to the face. 

The Well face mask (3-pack)

UTRIPSUNEW

A breathable face mask with an adjustable nose bridge which comes with four activated carbon filters is a decent value for the price.

Outdoor Research

Outdoor Research did a lot of indoor research (abrasion tests, like rubbing it against rocks a lot) to develop this water- and stain-resistant face mask with adjustable ear loops.

Outdoor Research face mask kit

Allett

A simple, stretchy, washable face mask with a nose bridge. Nobody will know what “Allett” is, but your mask doesn’t need to be a flex.

Allett face mask (2-pack)

Los Angeles Apparel

Los Angeles Apparel, American Apparel founder Dov Charney’s new venture, is selling three-packs of masks in several different colors. Each one has an adjustable nose area for fitting the mask to the contours of your face.

Los Angleles Apparel face mask (3-pack)

Artifact Bags

Tied face masks might be easier to adjust to fit your face, and this one has an adjustable metal nosepiece, plus leather sliders for securing your straps around your head.

AYJ The Brand

AYJ face masks all have adjustable elastic ear loops and a nose wire. If this tie-dye pattern isn’t your style, you can also get one with a floral print or checks.

Casupo

A simple black mask with drawstring ear loops. Exactly what your bespectacled doctor ordered.

Nanokit

Nanokit says it used 3D technology to create this mask, which includes an adjustable nose bridge.

Inex Gear

These face masks from Inex Gear have an embedded nose bridge and a nanofiber filter.

Inex Gear the better mask

Stephen Kenn

Kenn’s day job is furniture designer, which might explain the unusually sharp shape and construction here.

Stephen Kenn military canvas cotton mask

Everybody.World

The makers of the celebrated Trash Tee used scrap fabric to create some simple, raw, un-dyed, cotton face masks with a structured nose area and easy-to-adjust straps.

Everybody.World Scour face mask

Mystery Ranch

Mystery Ranch makes some thoughtfully designed, somewhat tactical bags, so it’s no wonder that its mask has a lot of details. The most important is the drawstring band which allows you to get a closer fit.

Mystery Ranch street mask

Alabama Chanin

Natalie Chanin is a longtime practitioner of “slow design,” making hand-sewn and machine-made womenswear garments in her factory in Florence, Alabama. All her pieces are made from 100% organic cotton, with a nice .

Reusable non-medical grade face mask


All the Other Face Masks We’ve Found

Food52

Steele Canvas mostly sells baskets (and the occasional ice crusher), but the brand partnered with Food52 to sell a simple face mask. It comes in either chambray or denim.

Steele Canvas x Food52 face mask

Kishu Baby 

Sensible organic cotton masks with some nice colorblocking in the mix.  

Kishu Baby organic cotton face mask

Kiriko

These Japanese masks are made with lightweight chambray, in lots of dark and pleasing printed styles.

Olive and Lou

You can also find similar printed origami styles on Etsy.

Olive and Lou origami face mask

Halolife

This mask has a chin-wrap, which makes sure you get a good seal along the bottom of your head.

Honeywell

This contoured face mask comes with 32 disposable filters.

Honeywell face mask (4-pack)

Kitsbow

Kitsbow face masks are made in North Carolina and come in a bunch of different plaid and solid colorways. If you’re a frontline worker, you can get masks for 20% off.

Sunday Ritual Design

This Etsy seller has several neutral, camo, and gingham masks available.

SundayRitualDesign face mask

Hedley & Bennett

The preferred apron of YouTube chefs everywhere, now on your face.

Hedley & Bennett wake up and fight mask

Atoms

Here’s one of the few masks we’ve seen that comes in three sizes and a bunch of color options.

Abacaxi

Abacaxi’s face masks come in several different sizes and patterns. For each you buy, the company will donate money to The Mask Fund.

Velvet Tees

These simple, sometimes patterned, face masks are made with deadstock fabric in Los Angeles.

Velvet by Graham and Spencer face mask (2-pack)

Tory Burch

Five excellent, loud patterns that you might have seen on your mom’s handbag.

Tory Burch face mask (5-pack)

Code Blue Leather

Available in black, navy, pastel blue, gray, pink, or white.

Code Blue Leather face mask

Old Navy

Old Navy’s masks are like a box of chocolates—you really never know what fabric pattern you’re going to get. 

Old Navy face masks (5-pack)

Etee

Eco-friendly brand Etee started producing plastic-free alternatives to household food-storage products before shifting into mask construction.

Organic cotton face masks (2-pack)

Lotuff

Luckily for you, a Lotuff designer is digging into their bandana collection to turn out masks.

Lotuff handmade face mask

Rolly Jelly Harlem

Apparently Megan Markle wore this mask. Good enough for former royalty, good enough for you.

Draper James

A chambray face mask courtesy of Reese Witherspoon to match your favorite summer button-up.

Express

Culpo’s face masks are simple and elegant.

Sonix

Sonix is sending proceeds from its masks to hospitals and hospital workers in California.

Sonix Air Guard face mask

Kendra Scott

A signature face mask that literally has a signature printed on it.

Kenda Scott face mask (2-pack)

Zazzle

Zazzle sells masks with prints that range from “fun” (like this one) to “who thought this was a good idea?” Shuffling through the site is a guaranteed good time.

West Point Home

A two pack of masks layered with silver-infused fabric. 

West Point Home face mask (2-pack)

LA Made

The LA Made face masks are, indeed, made in LA. The company has donated over 22,000 to the The Mask Movement, which gets masks to individuals and families in need.

LA Made face mask (5-pack)

Coalatree

We love a smoke stripe.

Sew Cal Mask

Opt for the mystery color pack. Your routine could use some shaking up.

DSPTCH

The techy folks behind DSPTCH went with a single adjustable strap for comfort.

Bomme Studio

These masks ship the same day that you order them from the company’s Los Angeles factory.

Rafi Nova

Clear face masks: creepy at first, then actually kind of nice.

Rafi Nova smile face mask (2-pack)

Bejewell LA

You can buy this mask in five different sizes from this Etsy retailer. Three are meant for adults, the other two for kids.

BejewellLA face mask (5-pack)

Garret Leight

Good for blending in when walking through a jungle.

Moshi

Even the people who make phone chargers are making face masks now. This one uses a breathable five-layer design, plus a built-in pocket for slotting in a disposable face filter. 

Robot Bunnies

Each of Robot Bunnies’ masks comes in three sizes, so you can buy a matching set for your entire family, if that’s your thing.

41 Winks

41 Winks usually makes sleep masks, so it wasn’t a huge deal to shift production to cover a different part of your face.

Society6

Society6 is selling masks in a lot of different prints by its artists. A portion of the sales will benefit World Central Kitchen.

Summersalt

A multi-pack with some excellent patterns.

Summersalt face mask (3-pack)

Mandala

The outer layer of this face mask is made from the same fluid-resistant fabric as Mandala’s medical scrubs.

CR Clothing Co.

A one stop shop for lively patterns and animal prints.

CR Clothing Co. face mask

Ki Collection

Ki Collection sells bandana-style masks and colorful prints made from upcycled materials for kids and adults. 

Boxing Kitten

For every two masks purchased, this LA-based company is donating one.

Boxing Kitten blue face mask

The Happy Mask Store

The Happy Mask Store also sells masks with smiley faces on them, as you’d expect. For each mask sold, it will donate one to Make Masks.

The Happy Mask Store black face mask (3-pack)

Face Mask Aid

Face Mask Aid is a collective of fashion-industry volunteers making face masks in Brooklyn for essential workers. Each order includes five face masks and two laundry bags for washing them.

Face Mask Aid Reusable Face Masks + Laundry Bag System (5-pack)

Inkerman

Shoe company Inkerman has pivoted its resources to mask-making—you can buy for yourself, or buy a donation of masks for essential workers.

Inkerman face masks (3-pack)

Jack + Mulligan

We dig the black trim on these Jack + Mulligan masks; a portion of proceeds from each sale goes to the CDC’s Emergency Response Fund.

Jack + Mulligan reusable masks (3-pack)



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