My friends Donna and Chris Lewis, the owners of Donna Lewis USA, have the most charming store tucked away in a quaint courtyard in Alexandria Virginia.

These black entrepreneurs carry the most exquisite clothes but during this health crisis they decided to offer 100 percent cotton handmade fabric masks made from recycled Italian fabric through their website.

I ordered masks for myself and my mother. The masks arrived in few weeks and are wonderful. A heavy cotton with an inserted metal bridge with plastic straps for easy wear. The cotton fabric is durable and very well made.  A real comfortable fit.

The masks are hand or machine washable which is necessary for proper hygiene during these trying times.

When they reopen they carry a complete selection of Italian and American designers that are not carried in other DC area stores.

The quality is fantastic and the pieces are classic with just the right twist to make them modern!

Chris Lewis has been in retail for years and has a wonderful eye for fashion. He will select pieces that can be used for years. These are not disposable clothes but beautifully made items that can be part of a lasting wardrobe.

The atmosphere in the courtyard is perfect. A great place to just relax before or after work with a cup of tea!  

Chris and Donna are so hospitable that they make everyone feel insistently at home!