37 Brands Still Paying Employees Through The Coronavirus Pandemic

37 Brands Still Paying Employees Through The Coronavirus Pandemic

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We get that you want to support brands that support PEOPLE during the coronavirus pandemic. So, we rounded up the retailers that are still paying their employees through this time. BTW, here’s a big hug for you beloved BuzzFeed readers.


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Now, let’s get into places where you can spend your coins knowing you’re supporting a company that’s still lovin’ on its staff through all of this.

1.

Nordstrom


Nordstrom

Nordstrom (and all the stores it owns including Nordstrom Rack, Trunk Club clubhouses, and Jeffrey) will be closed for the next two weeks and all employees will get “pay and benefits during this two-week period as well as providing additional resources to help them through this challenging time,” according to the website.

Get these waterproof boots from Nordstrom for $44.96 (originally $59.95; available in sizes 5-11).

2.

Glossier


Glossier

Glossier closed all permanent and temporary retail locations (New York, Los Angeles, London, and Atlanta) and delayed the grand opening of Glossier Arizona for the next two weeks at least. The brand will be “compensating [employees] for their scheduled time throughout [the] planned two weeks of closure,” per its website.

Get the Balm Dotcom lip balm from Glossier for $12 (available in 8 flavors).

3.

Sephora


Sephora

Sephora closed all physical stores until April 3. Corporate office employees will work from home. “… All store employees will continue to receive their base pay for scheduled shifts for the duration of this closure. In addition, health and wellness benefits for employees who are currently enrolled will continue,” the brand confirmed.

Get the Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cleanser from Sephora for $21.

4.

Allbirds


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Allbirds closed all US stores until March 27 and “all employees will get full pay and benefits during this time,” the brand shared on Instagram. Corporate staff will work from home.

Get the sneakers from Allbirds for $95 (available in multiple colors and sizes 5-11).

5.

Anthropologie


Anthropologie

Anthropologie closed all its global stores with a plan to reopen on March 28. ‘We will continue to pay our store teams during this time,” the brand wrote on its website.

Get the “Let’s Stay Home” mug from Anthropologie for $9.95 (originally $14 and available in two colors).

6.

American Eagle


American Eagle

Stores are closed until at least March 28. “We have initiated an associate response plan to ensure all AEO store associates receive compensation for scheduled work time,” the brand wrote on its website.

Get the sweatshirt from American Eagle for $26.97 (available in six colors and sizes XS-XXL).

7.

Ashley Stewart


Ashley Stewart

Stores are closed through March 28 and employees will get “ordinary course pay and benefits” during that time, according to the brand’s website.

Get the swimsuit from Ashley Stewart for $29.90 (originally $80; available in sizes 1X-3X).

8.

Everlane


Everlane

Stores are closed and the brand is “offering compensation to [its] retail members during this time,” according to Everlane’s Instagram.

Get the 100% Human unisex T-shirt for $25 (available in sizes XS-XXL). Btw, all proceeds from Everlane’s 100% Human collection will be donated to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. 🌎💕

9.

Ann Taylor


Ann Taylor

Stores are closed until March 28. “Our associates are at the heart of what we do, and they will be paid for their scheduled shifts during this time,” the website reads.

Get the bucket bag from Ann Taylor for $98 (available with free shipping).

10.

Wayfair


Wayfair

Although the retailer is based online, it’s “providing emergency paid time off to enable team members who are not feeling well to stay home without losing pay,” according to the website.

Get the water bottle from Wayfair for $35.99.

11.

REI


REI

Stores are closed until March 27 and “all employees from our stores will be paid during this temporary closure,” the brand shared on its website.

Get the yoga mat from REI for $44.73.

12.

Outdoor Voices


Outdoor Voices

Stores are closed and Outdoor Voices events are postponed. “All scheduled shop teams will be compensated during this period, and on our team at HQ will be working remotely,” the brand shared on Instagram.

Get the Doing Things hat from Outdoor Voices for $25.

13.

Ulta


Ulta

Stores are closed until at least March 31 and the retailer will continue paying all “store and salon associates during this closure period and continuing to provide benefits to those who are enrolled,” according to its Instagram statement.

Get the Ulta Beauty Coffee & Chocolate face mask from Ulta for $8.

14.

DSW


DSW

Stores are closed to the public although items are available for pickup. “Emergency pay will be enacted for store associates, who are not working, to cover their scheduled shifts,” the brand wrote on Instagram.

Get the Jennifer Lopez espadrilles for $59.99 (available in two colors and sizes 6-10).

15.

Express


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Stores are closed until March 27. “All store associates will receive compensation for scheduled work time through this period. Additionally, corporate associates in Columbus and New York are working from home,” the brand wrote on its website.

Get the black top from Express for $34.94 (originally $49.90; available in two colors and sizes XS-L).

16.

DICK’S Sporting Goods


DICK’S Sporting Goods

Stores are closed until April 2 although the brand will do curbside “contactless pick-up” from Sunday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m at all locations. “To help alleviate challenges during this temporary closure, we will be providing full pay and benefits during this two-week timeframe for all teammates,” the brand wrote on its website.

Get the neoprene dumbbells for $1.99+ (available starting one- to eight-pound weights and in various colors).

17.

Foot Locker


Footlocker

Stores are closed until March 31. “In the meantime, Foot Locker team members will continue to be paid,” the brand wrote on Instagram.

Get the Jordan socks from Foot Locker for $17.99 (originally $22; available in three styles and sizes S-XL).

18.

Gap


Gap

Stores are closed and Gap “will provide [the] impacted store employees with pay continuity and benefits during this two-week period,” according to its website.

Get the jeans from Gap for $50.99 (originally $79.95; available in regular, tall, and petite sizes ranging from 24-35).

19.

H&M


H&M

Stores are closed until April 2. “We will continue to support our impacted colleagues and their families with two weeks of continued pay,” the brand wrote on its website.

Get the duvet set from H&M for $69.99 (available in queen and king sizes).

20.

J. Crew


J. Crew

Stores are closed until March 28. “We are so grateful for our store associates — they are the heart of our business, and they will be paid during this timeframe,” the brand wrote on its website.

Get the reusable shopping bag from J. Crew for $9.50.

21.

Lands’ End


Lands’ End

Stores are closed until March 29. “We will continue to pay all our retail employees for the hours they have been scheduled to work in our stores,” the brand shared on Instagram.

Get the moccasins from Lands’ End for $26.97 (originally $44.95; available in four colors and sizes 6-11).

22.

Levi Strauss & Co. / Levi’s


Levi’s

Stores are closed until March 27. “All of our store employees will be paid for their scheduled hours during these closures,” the brand wrote on its website.

Get the shirt from Levi’s for $69.50 (available in five colors and sizes S-XXL).

23.

L.L. Bean


L.L. Bean

Stores are closed until March 27 and “all store employees will receive pay and benefits during the closure” according to its website.

Get the hoodie from L.L. Bean for $59.99 (originally for $79; available in three colors and sizes XS-XL).

24.

L’Occitane


L’Occitane

Stores are closed for two weeks. “During this time, our boutique associates will continue to be compensated for their scheduled work hours,” Yann Tanini, the brand’s managing director, wrote on the website.

Get the moisture mask from L’Occitane for $6.

26.

Nike


Nike

Stores are closed in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand until March 27. “All of our employees will be paid while stores are temporarily closed,” Nike told its Instagram followers in the comments section.

Get the workout pants from Nike in plus sizes for $60.50 with the automatically applied NIKE25 discount (originally $70; available in sizes 1X-3X) OR straight sizes for $61.23 (originally $80; available in sizes XS-XXL).

27.

Fabletics


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Stores are closed until March 27 and the “retail team will continue to be paid throughout the temporary closure,” according to its website.

Get leggings from Fabletics at a two for $24 deal.

28.

Apple


Apple

Stores are “closed until further notice” and all their “hourly workers will continue to receive pay in alignment with business as usual operations,” according to its website. The company also adjusted “leave policies to accommodate personal or family health circumstances created by COVID-19 — including recovering from an illness, caring for a sick loved one, mandatory quarantining, or childcare challenges due to school closures.”

Get the clear case from Apple for $39.

29.

DÔEN


DÔEN

DÔEN closed its shop in Los Angeles. “Our store employees will continue to be paid for any hours missed due to the closure and our incredible Customer Care team will still be operating during normal hours from their homes if you have any questions about products or orders,” the brand wrote on Instagram.

Get those thigh-high socks from DÔEN for $35.

30.

Aldo


Aldo

Aldo closed all physical stores in Canada, the US, and the UK. The brand will pay its “store teams for their scheduled shifts during this temporary store closure,” as stated on its website.

Get the sneakers from Aldo for $80 (available in sizes 5-11).

31.

Call It Spring


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Call It Spring closed all stores through March 31 and “will be compensating [their] store teams for their scheduled shifts during this temporary closure period,” per the website.

Get the mules from Call It Spring for $59.99 (available in three colors — including one that glows in the dark 😱 — and sizes 6-10).

32.

Lush Cosmetics


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The brand has temporarily shut down all physical store locations, is keeping its online store running to provide body care essentials, and is “ensuring regular pay for all staff during this period,” per its website.

Try Lush Cosmetics’ Angels On Bare Skin body cleanser for $16.95 or Goddess bath bomb for $8.95.

33.

Belk


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Stores are closed through March 30. “We’re providing benefits and compensation to our impacted workforce during this two-week temporary closure,” the brand’s website reads.

Get the air fryer from Belk for $53.99 (originally $99; available in four colors).

34.

lululemon


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Lululemon closed all locations until March 27. “We’ve ensured that our employees will receive pay for all hours they were scheduled to work. In addition, our Global Relief Pay plan will help anyone among our team that is directly affected by this situation,” lululemon CEO, Calvin McDonald, wrote in a letter.

Get the yoga block for Lululemon for $18.

35.

Bath & Body Works


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Bath & Body Works closed stores in the US and Canada. “While our associates are home with their loved ones at this critical time, we’ll support them with pay, as well as look for other ways we might ease their concerns and share our appreciation for all they’ve done,” the brand wrote on its website.

Get the three-wick candles from Bath & Body Works for $14.50 (originally $24.50 and available in multiple scents).

36.

Allen Edmonds


Allen Edmonds

All stores will be closed until at least April 2. “Taking care of our employees is important and we will continue to pay our employees who were scheduled to work during this period,” the brand confirmed to its Instagram followers in its comments section.

Get the dress sneakers from Allen Edmonds for $99.97+ (available in multiple styles).

37.

Ralph Lauren


Ralph Lauren

Stores are closed until April 1. “All of our team members impacted by this short-term closure will receive their standard pay for the full two weeks,” the brand wrote on its website.

Get the towels from Ralph Lauren for $7.99+ (available in 14 colors and a variety of sizes and styles).

Of course, there are more retailers still paying their employees. Some may change their response to the coronavirus pandemic as time goes by and additional info is made available. If you have a fave that didn’t make our list, feel free to drop ’em in the comments.

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