During the state's stay-at-home order, some Floridians have tapped into their creative side and leaned heavily into the DIY scene. The results have been fashionable face masks from Miami locals that even the most modest person would love. If you're still walking with your shirt pulled over your nose, consider buying from any of these local shops.

On April 9, Miami-Dade County mandated that individuals must wear a face mask while in public. They were following the CDC's recommendation to sport the coverings, cloth or otherwise, to help stop the transmission of COVID-19.

The county's decision coincided with a shortage of N95 masks throughout the country which left many government agencies, hospitals, and residents without proper protective coverings.

Springing into action, these eight shops revamped their operations to accommodate the ongoing demand. Many of them even offer the buy one, give one model that helps support local health care providers. 

Now, there's pretty much no excuse for you not to have one.

KREL Tropical Knitwear

Price: Starting at $20

Location: Miami, FL

Why You Should Buy One: Designer Karelle Levy has fashioned her headband and scarf knitwear into cozy face coverings that can be worn with a filter. Plus, every purchase will result in a $10 donation to different charities helping to combat COVID-19.

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palomARTStore

Price: Starting at $11.50

Location: Miami, FL

Why You Should Buy One: Miami artist, Paloma Dueñas teamed up with her neighbor to start making these vibrantly patterned masks. Designs range from abstract etchings to varying alternatives of the Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.

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The Shop In Pop Up Shop

Price: Starting at $20

Location: Miami, FL

Why You Should Buy One: Josie Bruno Vintage is using upcycled camo fabric from more than 1,000 jackets to make these chic masks. Some masks are lined with a filter, while some are styled with a smiley face or sequin flower embellishment.

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The UpCycle Foundation

Price: Starting at $7

Location: Miami, FL

Why You Should Buy One: This Miami-based nonprofit has teamed up with local seamstresses and designers to produce thousands of masks for communities and first responders affected by the shortage. All proceeds from the sales then go to the same seamstresses who lost their jobs during the pandemic.

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Martha of Miami

Price: Starting at $11

Location: Miami, FL

Why You Should Buy One: If you're from South Florida, you're probably jonesing for a Cuban coffee right now. From cafecitos to vapor rub, Martha Valdes combined everything you love about Miami in these clever face masks. Plus, for every face mask that's purchased, one will be donated to a hospital. They've donated more than 6,000 masks since April 12.

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Laundrify

Price: Starting at $10

Location: Miami, FL

Why You Should Buy One: This local delivery and pick-up laundry service started making their own face masks giving those a chance to select from an array of adorable patterns and colors. They took on a buy one, get one, give one policy that offers masks to those who can’t afford one, as well as the option to donate one to someone in need.

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dbrie

Price: Starting at $20

Location: Miami, FL

Why You Should Buy One: Maly swimwear and dbrie have partnered together to help contribute to the community with these simple, yet sophisticated masks. They're sold in packs of two or three and are available for children. You can even purchase a set of three that will then be donated to medical facilities.

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Lila Nikole Swimwear

Price: Starting at $14.99

Location: Miami, FL

Why You Should Buy One: Designer Lila Nikole switched gears from making swimsuits to give folks the opportunity to design their own face coverings. So whether you're from South Florida or Cali, or just want something more personalized, you can finally get what you want with these customizable masks.

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