Please Tees Me

By Ali Trachta in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 26, 2008 10:06PM

2008_02_threadless.jpg

We love t-shirts, and it seems we can’t ever have too many balled up in our dresser drawers, but it’s never fun to have the same ones everyone else has. (Think “Vote For Pedro,” or “More Cowbell.”) Thank goodness for Threadless, the online t-shirt vendor and Lakeview store that keeps its merchandise constantly rotating and therefore minty fresh.

Threadless stocks its t-shirts on a rolling admissions basis. Artists submit their designs and after a quick online popularity contest, Threadless puts a handful of them into print. Those designs are then sold online and in the store for a period of about two weeks. This two week time limit keeps the inventory from going stale, and allows shoppers to have a fresh crop of designs to pick from on an almost constant basis. And with merch at about $15 - $20 a pop, shoppers can afford to keep updating their t-shirt wardrobe.

Budding fashion designer, are you? This could be a sneaky way to break into the biz. The Threadless web site gives details on how to navigate the submission process, but if you need someone to hold your hand, visit the store on Broadway this Wednesday between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for a Submission Workshop. At that time designers can hang out in the upstairs gallery and work on their designs while chatting with staff members who can explain submission guidelines.

Not a bad way to earn up to $12,500. Now we’re talking.

Threadless is located at 3011 N. Broadway.
Bring your laptop to the Workshop for faster service.

Image via threadless