Online shopping uses some of the strongest encryption and security on the internet. Online shopping becomes unsafe when people give their information to disreputable websites or apps.
Vintage stores are a big hit. The low environmental impact of buying vintage is combined with some great looks. Vintage stores are often independently run local operations. You can also buy vintage clothes on online sales locations like eBay.
Not every company offers up gift cards, but almost every major one does so. Many smaller cities have retail associations that offer gift cards good at independent stores in their region.