Let’s take shopping locally a step further, KC. Today we’re talking about where to get some of the best Kansas City swag made for Kansas Citians, by Kansas Citians.
Lauren Heim Studio
Looking to learn how to design your own Kansas City cards and home decór? This small business owner hosts live virtual lettering workshops + brush lettering online courses. She is currently selling wooden ornaments shaped into popular KC landmarks — like Union Station, Kauffman Center, and the Power & Light District.
Your one-stop shop for Kansas City-specific tees, caps + outerwear. The designers put a unique spin on Kansas City staples like the Kansas sunflower, using retro fonts and cheetah print on various products. Throw on the “KC Lips” T-shirt for the next rock concert at T-Mobile Center, or keep your ears warm on that afternoon run through Penn Valley Park in a “KC Retro Custom Knit Beanie.”
No two denim jackets are alike at this family-owned small business. The online shop is currently offering 15% off all jackets + free shipping (although you can also shop in-store at five locations). Represent your favorite KC sports team, or opt for a custom-made piece. Editor Skylar loves how deeply-rooted the music scene is in KC. She recommends a custom jazz jacket with the downtown skyline in the background.
Carly Rae Studio
Find watercolor art prints, apparel + gifts. You can also shop in-person at Carly’s new shop inside Made in KC Marketplace locations. She hosts online and in-person workshops, and she sells the supplies you need to participate. Editor’s pick: The “Floral KC Gold Mug” + “Kansas City Football Stadium Watercolor Print KC.”
Kansas Citians love the metro. That means there are an abundance of local shops offering products to show off your pride. Checkout this list of other stores to shop below.