LaliSimone is committed to help all public health efforts to flatten the curve of the spread of the novel corona virus.
I believe that, as much as possible, small businesses and individuals can support our first responders and frontline workers by complying with "shelter in place" and taking all recommended precautions to reduce the spread and infection of COVID-19.
At first, I considered keeping the shop open on a "by appointment only" basis, but that quickly changed when new mandates were ordered. So I've made the difficult but necessary decision to close the storefront to the public until further notice.
However, LaliSimone is not going away. Your patronage and support has allowed my store to thrive for over two years! And I want to keep going. I hope you feel the same.
In this spirit, I ask for your continued patronage as LaliSimone will take an economic hit like so many local small businesses.
Here's what I'm doing...
From Brick and Mortar to 100% Online
Today, only a fraction of my inventory is online. With the move to 100% online shopping, I will be uploading all of my inventory to my website. That means so many more things to shop online than ever before! This is extra great news for customers who live outside of Oakland.
New Shipping Protocols
Today, I offer free domestic shipping on orders $150+. I will now offer free domestic shipping on orders $100+. Notwithstanding changes to USPS station hours and accessibility, I will continue to ship within 48 hours of an order date.
Unfortunately, pick-up in store is no longer an option.
All shipments will be carefully handled by me. I use protective gloves to package items that I am sending to clients. Understanding that shipments are touched by many hands before it reaches the customer, I recommend that you follow these disinfecting processes as described in this Washington Post article.
Ways to shop vintage on LaliSimone
Collaborations are very important for LaliSimone. However, I am pausing or cancelling in-person collaborations in response to the orders of cancelling non-essential gatherings.
Ways to get in touch and stay connected
I am but a message away. You can contact me with questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org, DM on Instagram, or send me a chat message via the website.
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On a personal note...
My emotions fluctuate between calm, anxiety, nervousness, joy, and happiness. I have two beautiful and wonderful daughters (8 & 5). They ground me, keep me calm, reminding me that I can find joy and happiness in the littlest things, in spite of the chaos going on around me. They have handled this like champs. My husband and I have been doing well working as team to navigate each day and the bombardment of bleak news related to well everything.
But I'm only human. I have bills to pay, mouths to feed, a store to keep alive and thriving, and yeah, doing things to nurture my emotional and psychological well-being. IT's FUCKING HARD!!! :) But we'll get through this. And I'd be lying if I said that my hubs and I haven't argued. Duh. But we air kiss with a 6 foot distance and make up.
In a time of isolation, we are managing to stay connected with our friends and family, sharing ideas and resources, and, most essentially, laughs and virtual hugs to keep us well-footed and hopeful.
Let's go back to the basics - talking versus texting, interacting in real life with our families, eating homemade meals...at the end of all of this craziness, we might have returned to healthy habits that keeps us our communities together and stronger.
Be well and don't touch your face! :)
Here's some pix of how we're passing the time - foraging and exploring nature during our neighborhood walks. And making art out of nature's gifts. My 5yo drew a picture of the corona virus. LOL