A day after the CDC issued new masking guidelines, retailers started announcing changes to mask policies for fully vaccinated customers.


Tyler Adamson spent $800 on new clothes over the last month or so. Laura Kaster spent at least $500 and Kelsey-Marie Mohammed spent $350. 

They, like many other Americans, are starting to update their closets with new apparel as vaccines roll out across the nation and COVID-related restrictions ease, bolstering the apparel industry in the process. 

“I am definitely spending more,” Mohammed, a content creator, told USA TODAY, noting she didn’t spend as much during the pandemic.