Date night gets a little harder: Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works closing in large numbers

COVID-19 is still leading to more store closures

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From March to now, hand sanitizer, toilet tissue, paper towels and alcohol can’t stay on the shelves for any retail store that commonly sells them. During the worldwide coronavirus health outbreak that has left more than 4.99 million people infected and more than 327K people dead, people are hoarding these in larger numbers than normal (or predicted). As of now, there are only two options for hand sanitizer from Bath & Body Works — 3 oz. French Lavender spray and a five-pack of Beautiful Day pocketbac — but the rest of their online options are sold out or no longer listed.

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For cruelty-free customers, this is a double loss. While Victoria’s Secret has perfumes, body sprays, lotions and lip glosses — in addition to lingerie and pajamas — they are primarily tested on animals. Bath & Body Works customers know that no matter what items they purchase in this retail chain, the items are not animal-tested cosmetics. There’s no need to check the label since the whole store follows this no-testing policy.

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