KC-Branded Apparel You Can Wear With Pride


There’s a common misconception that the Midwest and its many “flyover states” have nothing to offer in terms of art and design. However, there are many designers that have made KC logos that are known across the country. Just in time for holiday shopping, the following are the best stores around to find the perfect gift for your favorite KC native.

Made in Kansas City

Made in Kansas City is a graphic designer’s dream come true. The shop opened in Overland Park in 2015 to bring the booming art scene to the suburbs. It was such a success that there are now six retail locations around the metro area. Made in KC was created to give local artists a platform. What was once a pop-up shop with just 13 artists has transformed into a business that gives dozens of people the opportunity to sell their artwork. Shop the website to find jewelry, accessories, dinnerware and gift boxes that will surely delight any KC guy or gal. madeinkc.co

Charlie Hustle

If you haven’t heard of this tee shirt shop, it’s time for you to take a look at its collection. Charlie Hustle’s charmingly simple designs make it the ideal place to shop for even the pickiest person. The shop became famous for its KC Heart shirt, and since then has added many other popular designs. The apparel from Charlie Hustle has a vintage, yet modern feel. There is a wide selection of collegiate apparel as well (just because you don’t approve of your niece attending KU/Mizzou, you can still buy her a cute game day shirt). charliehustle.com

Love Letters

This website is the perfect place to shop for the girly KC girls we all know and love. From retro fonts to star patterns to metallic prints, this store has it all. Love Letters was started by best friends LeAnn and Amy in 2013. Inspired by their love for Kansas City and the wonderful people who live here, the duo began making apparel that matched their fun-loving and artistic personalities. The store is located at The Painted Sofa in Kansas City, MO, but the website offers shirts, hats, koozies and jewelry too, in case you run out of time to pay them a visit. shoploveletters.com


This shop provides KC apparel with a more masculine touch. Started in 2013, MADE MOBB was created for people with an admiration for streetwear and the Midwest. This store has an especially great selection of Chiefs sweatshirts and Kansas City windbreakers. Its tee shirts, hoodies and hats have an authentically KC feel–perfect for the sports fan who is a bit rough around the edges. mademobb.com

Finding Kansas City

This website is your guide to all things KC. It’s got restaurant suggestions, information about Kansas City tech companies, and, of course, some killer tee shirts and sports garb. The site offers a variety of apparel and decor from different artists and designers. Unique posters, sunglasses, dainty screen prints, Chiefs and Royals gear–Finding Kansas City has just about everything. However, if you can’t find the perfect sweatshirt or hat on the site, you can check out one of their diner or cafe round-up articles; every KC native loves a gift card. findingkc.com

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