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Threadless Launch Tonight

By Louis in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 14, 2007 4:45PM

Grab your quirky t-shirts and head over to the Metro tonight to celebrate the grand opening of the first Threadless store at 3011 N. Broadway in Chicago. To really tee it up and kick it off right tonight, Threadless and Metro are bringing you two free shows. Tonight's lineup will feature Hey Mercedes, Anathallo, Freer and host Marcus Monroe. It starts at 6:00 p.m. and is open to all ages, but you will have to stop by the Threadless store to pick up your free ticket. But that's not all! Following the early show, there's another FREE party, with a lineup consisting of Office, White Hot Knife, The Assembly and the Life During Wartime DJs. The show is at 10:30 p.m. and is 18 & up. No ticket is needed for the later show. We recommend both, especially at the enticing price of free.

Founded in 2000 by two Chicago-area designers, Threadless is essentially an ongoing design competition. Submit your t-shirt design, visitors to vote on it and other designs, and voila, four to six designs are chosen for print each week. Aside from the glory and fame of having your work chosen, you also get a cool $2,000.

Threadless is doing an amazing job of taking the community feel of their website and bringing it to a physical locale. The store will feature new tees every Friday, an upstairs gallery for Threadless designers' work, design classes, weekly window paintings, and discounts for reusing your bag. Now if we just have to snag our favorite designs before they are gone.