Fan Apparel

FC Barcelona, One of the World's Biggest Sports Teams, Might Sue Nike Over Botched Replica Jerseys
July 9, 2020 at 12:35 pm

One of the biggest sports teams in the world is potentially taking Nike to court over what it says are botched jerseys. FC Barcelona, the fourth-most valuable sports team in the world at a roughly $4 billion valuation, has had to put sales of its new Nike replica jerseys on hold after the colors started running whenever they come in contact with sweat or water...

Major Retailers Pull Redskins Branded Merch Even After Franchise Agrees to Review Name
July 7, 2020 at 11:43 am

The Washington Redskins are inching closer to changing their name after years of public outcry. This came after pressure from FedEx (owner of Washington's stadium naming rights) and Nike, which pulled its licensed team merchandise from stores. Now, major retailers like Walmart and Target have also agreed to stop selling Redskins gear...

Nike Pulls All Redskins Merch, Which Might Actually Cause the Franchise to Change the Name
July 6, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Nike reportedly pulled all of its Redskins merchandise this past week, issuing another blow to the team by depriving it of a major licensed merchandise stream. Nike has a contract with the NFL as its official uniform and sideline apparel merchandiser through 2028, but it has joined the growing call for the team to change its name...

Music Site Stereogum is Using Old Event Swag to Raise Funds
June 30, 2020 at 11:41 am

Stereogum, a popular music site that started in the early 2000s, has been working hard to stay afloat by launching a crowdfunding campaign. Part of it is an album of covers of ‘00s music from artists like The National, Death Cab for Cutie and Mac DeMarco. But, aside from the album, Stereogum is relying on past promotional merchandise to sweeten the deal...

Social Media Users Wage (Possibly Ineffective) War on Trump Campaign Store
June 29, 2020 at 12:40 pm

Twitter and TikTok users are claiming they've tied up millions of dollars of Donald Trump campaign merchandise in shopping carts with no intent to purchase the items. Their hope is that it cripples the Trump Campaign store, but it might not have worked out as planned...

New 'The Office'-Themed Subscription Box Comes Filled With Branded Merch Staples
June 24, 2020 at 10:52 am

Fans of “The Office” are devoted. It’s constantly one of the top-trending shows on Netflix, despite being off the air for about seven years at this point. Netflix even gave fans a huge heads-up that it would eventually remove the show from its streaming platform in favor of “Seinfeld.” For fans who aren’t ready to…

Disney to Sell Some 'Star Wars' Theme Parks Merch at Target
June 23, 2020 at 12:32 pm

There’s no easy way to take away the sting of postponing a vacation to somewhere like Disney World or Universal Studios. Disney, however, is trying to at least soften the blow a little by offering otherwise exclusive merchandise from its Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge park in retail stores like Target. We've covered the park in…