Buy Local: 10 Philly Makers for All Your Eagles Gear

Locally made choices with cheeky graphics, throwback vibes, and even — dare we say it — a touch of fashion make it easier than ever to get your green on.

Rock unique Eagles gear with our picks. / Photographs courtesy of South Fellini, Dye Hard Fan, and Sew Much Cooler

In case you haven’t noticed, the Eagles are having quite a season so far. And if you suddenly have an overwhelming urge to wear a lot of green, you have choices far beyond whatever Target has in its “here are some shirts of local sports teams” section. Locally made choices with cheeky graphics, throwback vibes, and even — dare we say it — a touch of fashion. Plus, you can grab most of them around town right now, so you’ll be all ready to go on Sunday.

Shibe Vintage Sports

 

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When you walk into this small Midtown Village shop, you can immediately see it’s the real deal — seats from the old Philly ballpark from which the store gets its name are there, along with other Philly sports memorabilia, including a life-size Gritty portrait made of jellybeans. For those feeling nostalgic, it doesn’t get much better than Shibe’s Veterans Stadium graphic tees and hoodies, memorializing the concrete hole the Eagles once called home. For more overt Eagles pride, try their throwback designs that’ll make you feel like you’re back in the basement playing QB Eagles in Tecmo Bowl. Shibe also carries non-exclusive items by brands like Junk Food and 47. And for all you Main Liners, they just opened a second location in Wayne.
137 South 13th Street, Midtown Village; 106 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne.

exit343design

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“You want Philly Philly?” Immortalize that fateful Super Bowl call with a t-shirt of the play itself. Conshy-based artist Stephanie Harvey calls her gray-and-black design “ideal for a fan who prefers ‘quieter’ game-day gear.” If you require some green in your Eagles attire, she also made a slightly less subtle “Bird Gang” shirt (plus a tie-dye toddler tee and doggie bandana). You can find her products on the exit343design website, but if you’re in a rush to get a shirt for Sunday, Old City’s Philadelphia Independents carries both adult t-shirts we featured.
Philadelphia Independents, 35 North 3rd Street, Old City.

Paul Carpenter Art

 

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Look closer at Paul Carpenter’s swooping green eagle graphic, and you’ll realize its “feathers” are actually the Philadelphia skyline. Carpenter’s designs always have those little extra homages that double down on the Philly love. You can find the graphic on t-shirts, hoodies, onesies and tanks (not to mention pint glasses) on Paul Carpenter’s website. If you need it sooner, head to Open House in Midtown Village.
Open House, 107 South 13th Street, Midtown Village.

South Fellini

Front and back view of South Fellini’s Jason Kelce-inspired beanie / Photograph courtesy of South Fellini

Whether you’re proclaiming your love for Wawa or the citywide special, you just can’t go wrong with South Fellini’s irreverent, retro-themed Philly stuff. And when it comes to Eagles gear, they’ve got jokes, references and throwbacks that’ll make you smile. Their most iconic item is probably their pompom beanie emblazoned with “No one likes us, we don’t care” from Jason Kelce’s epic Super Bowl parade speech. To complete your cold-winter ensemble, they have matching scarves and fingerless “Bird Gang” gloves. They also have some old-school Vet shirts, a “Super Jawn” champion tee, and lots of gear celebrating that time Princess Diana wore an Eagles jacket. You can buy it all on their website and at their East Passyunk storefront, but you’ll quickly find that lots of local boutiques carry some of South Fellini’s irresistible items, too.
1507 East Passyunk Avenue, East Passyunk.

Dye Hard Fan

 

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If you want to support the Birds but not be too obvious about it, go for some stylish tie-dye designs by Dye Hard Fan. Their “On the Road to Victory” top is especially subtle, and we love the “Philly Philly” and “Bird Gang” ones even more. Buy some “Where did you get that?” gear on Dye Hard Fan’s website, or check their Instagram to find them at local makers’ markets.
Online and at local markets (see Instagram schedule).

Mitchell & Ness

Mitchell & Ness storefront decked out with Eagles gear / Photograph by Laura Swartz

With how big they’ve gotten, it seems crazy to think of Mitchell & Ness as a local brand, but they started here in 1904 and have been going strong for decades selling authentic vintage jerseys and other apparel. Looking to drop $250 on a ’90s Randall Cunningham jersey? They’ve got you. They’ve also got retro gear at lower price points, whether your style is a Kelly green snapback or a forest green B-Dawk tee.
1306 Walnut Street, Midtown Village.

N.R.S. Boutique

 

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The name of the game at this East Passyunk boutique is sustainability made chic. Nicole Rae Styer reworks vintage tees within an inch of their lives with alterations, bleach-dying, and more techniques that make her one-of-a-kind creations sell faster than she can make them. If you see something you like at the shop (or on her Instagram), act quickly, or someone else will snatch it up (and look effortlessly cool). You can also bring your own well-loved Eagles gear in for custom alterations to make them into something new.
1822 East Passyunk Avenue, East Passyunk.

Sew Much Cooler

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If your kid’s biggest complaint about Eagles clothes is that they just aren’t “twirly” enough, Sew Much Cooler is here to help. Lindsay Gradel’s handmade creations use Eagles-print fabric to make sweet reversible dresses and skirts so you don’t have to sacrifice cuteness for team spirit. She’ll even make a matching skirt for your little one’s doll!
Available online.

Pink Bike Ralph

 

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Something we haven’t discussed yet is the distinction between licensed gear and, let’s say, “Eagles-inspired” stuff; if you find a cute shirt, you don’t really care to get into the intellectual property weeds. But this Pink Bike Ralph one wins points for its cheeky workaround. Your green t-shirt is merely proclaiming your love for your “Local Sports Team,” nothing more!
Available online.

Heavyslime

 

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And, finally, a shirt that does double duty for spooky season! Eric Kenney’s often-macabre (think lots of Grim Reapers) designs got an Eagles nod with his “Take the NFC East” t-shirt, giving medieval levels of gore. It’s perfect for October (or whenever you want, honestly), and if you take “Bleed Green” literally.
Available online.