Today is the final day of our $12 Black Friday Weekend / Cyber Monday Flash Sale. To keep things fresh, we just added 6 new $12 items to the flash sale. Click here to see all 24 $12 items. The online-only sale ends at Midnight, and flash sale orders can take up to two weeks to ship.
Our biggest sale ever online and in our shops, beginning on Black Friday.
In-shop only, get all infant, toddler & youth items for $12, all short sleeve 100% cotton and poly-cotton tees for $16, all short sleeve triblends and burnouts for $20, and all long sleeve items for $25. The in-shop sale runs from Black Friday through Sunday, Dec. 1.
Can’t make it to the shops? No problem! Online only, we’ve put seventeen of our most popular designs on sale for $12 each. Too see all of the items, click here. This Flash Sale will run from Black Friday through Cyber Monday (Dec. 2). Flash Sale prices are valid online only. Because we get so many orders online through our Flash Sales, it may take up to two weeks to get your items. But don’t sweat it — we’ll get ‘em to you before Christmas.
We are seeing some fresh faces in the Top 5 this go round. Our top three finishers are all first-time Top 5 Finishers. Congratulations to Phil Trammel, who won the Grand Prize with his sleek design, “Who Dat Nation.” This was Phil’s first Top 5 finish.
Coming in second was Winston Scully’s “New Orleans Skyline” This is also Winston’s first Top 5 finish. This one was definitely a fan favorite on Facebook and Twitter.
Third place goes to Sam Varela for “Get Dat Loud.” This is also Sam’s first Top 5 finish. We loved the simplicity of this design, with a message that comes across instantly.
Christy Gonzalez’s “Got Your Back” came in at fourth place, and fifth place goes to Laci Roth for “The Nation’s Pelican.” This was Christy’s fifth Top 5 finish, and Laci’s eighth Top 5 finish.
Honorable Mention goes to Brian Cvejanovich for “Who Dat Home.” This is Brian’s first Honorable Mention, but he has been in the Top 5 thirteen times, including six wins. He was the winner of our first “Who Dat Nation” tee shirt design contest.
Next, we’re doing something a little different. We wanted to do something similar to our successful “Color One” design contest, and challenge our designers to design in only ONE color. But this time, the designs have to be completely in black & white. Submissions for “Black & White” will be accepted through December 8. The winner will be announced December 13. Need inspiration? You can check out the “Color One” contest here. Designers can pick any subject matter they wish for this contest. Have fun & good luck!
FLASH SALE ALERT! Check out our latest online-only flash sale. $12 gets you one of our hottest selling Black & Gold tees. Click here to see the flash sale. Get yours before the sale ends Sunday (November 10) at Midnight.
Here are the posters for our next two tee shirt design contests. $1000 is the top prize for each contest, so start working on those designs.
It’s the end of an era: Storyville is saying good bye to Austin after more than 6 years of slingin’ tees in that wonderful city.
The space we’re in on South Congress is just too large. We’ve evolved to do business in smaller spaces — in Baton Rouge, we occupy a small, 500-square-foot shop. At Lakeside Mall, we sell tees off of two side-by-side carts. We don’t need a lot of space to display our t-shirts, and we don’t sell anything large enough to demand more space. The rent per square foot on South Congress is not cheap, and we have a LOT of square feet that we don’t use. There aren’t really any small spaces on South Congress that would suit our needs, either.
So, it’s time to say good bye.
Our last day of business will be Sunday, Nov. 10. In the meantime, we are having a huge blowout sale. All baby, kids, and short-sleeve adult items are only $8. All long-sleeve tees and sweatshirts are $16. Come by and get a great deal before we’re gone!
We opened Storyville Austin, our second retail location, in August 2007, in the shadow of the University of Texas. After three years there, we realized that South Congress was the place to shop fun, funky boutiques in the Capital City. So we moved to the world-famous South Congress Avenue.
We’ve had a booth for five Austin City Limits festivals, we’ve participated in many Old Pecan Street fests, we ate Torchy’s Tacos and we swam in the beautiful water of Lady Bird Lake. We can’t wait to come back to Austin as tourists, and show our son the beauty of that city.
We’re sad because we love Austin, and we’ve made so many fun memories there. But we’re glad that if we are lucky enough to return to the Austin market, we will do so with more experience under our belt, and in a way that we know will work for us. We’ll see you soon, Austin.
Our Dinosaurs! contest ended up having a bit of a Mardi Gras theme, and the winning design made us giggle and long for the start of Carnival. Congratulations to Allison Dugas-Behan and James Behan Jr., who won the Grand Prize. Allison Dugas-Behan is now a two-time winner, having won our “Rep Your City: Lafayette” contest. Alison has been in the Top 5 seven times, both alone and with her husband, James Behan Jr. — as a team, they have been in the Top 5 three times. Allison & James can be credited for such great designs as “The Wise Start ‘Em Young,” “Baby Go Cup“ and “Future Tiger Band Member.“
Coming in second for the second contest in a row was Chris Melton’s “King T-Rex.” This was Chris’ fifth Top 5 finish. We had a few plays on the King Rex = T-Rex idea, and his is just bright and exciting and fun! Chris won our “Run Nola“ design contest.
Third place goes to Lauren Alsop for “YOLO.” This is Lauren’s fourth Top 5 finish, and the two of the three previous finishes were for the top prize each. We laughed out loud when we saw this whimsical design. Lauren has created the Storyville classics “Nola Seasons” and “They All Asked for Drew.”
Taryn Pusateri’s “Carnivalore” came in at fourth place, and fifth place goes to Meghan Weaver for “Hail T-Rex!” Both of these designs would be hilarious to wear during Mardi Gras. This was Taryn’s first Top 5 finish, but she created the much-loved “Nola Love” design. This is Meghan’s eighth Top 5 finish, and she has created numerous designs for Storyville, including “Nola Proud.”
Honorable Mention goes to Laci Roth for “Highceratops.” This is Laci’s first Honorable Mention, but she has been in the Top 5 seven times, including one win. She also created recent hit “Tiger State.”
Next, we’re going back to black (and gold). Submissions for “Who Dat Nation 2013″ will be accepted through November 10. The winner will be announced November 15. Need inspiration? You can check out last year’s contest here. Although we’ve ask the NFL permission to do a design contest just like we’ve done for LSU, Tulane and UL-Lafayette, so far we haven’t gotten approval from the NFL. Someday, we hope to a licensed NFL design contest. But in the meanwhile, we have to be creative and not use any trademarked or copyrighted items. Please respect the intellectual property of the NFL and its member teams, and don’t submit anything that will get us sued (we wouldn’t approve it anyway). Also, please do not use players’ names, images or likenesses.
Sorry for the delay, but we’re going to push back announcing the results from our $500 “Dinosaurs!” contest until Monday (October 21) at 8 pm. We need a few more days to post images on Facebook and to collect and tabulate staff votes. In other news, our $1,000 “Who Dat Nation 2013″ design contest is now underway. We’ll have the “Who Dat Nation” contest promo images up as soon as we wrap up “Dinosaurs!”
With the results of our “Dinosaurs!” design contest (#31) coming this Friday at 8 pm, we wanted to give you a head’s up on our next contest. For contest #32, we’re raising the stakes. $1,000 will be on the line in our $1,000 “Who Dat Nation 2013″ design contest. Give us your best black and gold themed designs and you may take home the big prize. Submissions will be accepted through Midnight on Sunday, November 10 and the winner will be announced on Friday, November 15.
We weren’t really sure what to expect from this contest, but you designers brought it.
Brian Cvejanovich. His name could be synonymous with Storyville Contest Winner. With his “Louisiana Pelican” design taking the top prize, this is Brian’s sixth first-place finish, and thirteenth Top 5 finish. Our fans on Facebook loved this design, and it got the most positive feedback, although at the same time, it was a bit controversial. Some fans didn’t like that the design was just a pelican in the shape of Louisiana, when the contest theme was “The Gulf.” However, our contest themes are designed to spark creativity, and although the design must be appropriately relevant, it can go in many different directions (unless otherwise noted).
This is part of the description of the contest that was in our last blog entry:
You could design a tee about the actual body of water itself. You could design a tee about the sea life that occupies that body of water. You could design a tee about the Redneck Riviera: the Alabama and Florida gulf coast. You could design a tee about Grand Isle. You could design a tee about catfish. It’s a broad category, so you can really go in a bunch of different directions.
So, as you can see, the design clearly fit into the broad scope of the theme, and we can’t wait to print it on a new tee.
Coming in second was Chris Melton’s “Gulf Coast.” This was Chris’ fourth Top 5 finish. We loved how he so expertly added all of the different aspects of Gulf Coast seafood. There is so much going on — it’s a beautiful design.
Third place goes to Valerie Strecker for “The Gulp Coast.” This is Valerie’s third Top 5 finish, and the two previous finishes were for the top prize each. This design was another fan favorite, and we love how clever and cute it is. Gulp Coast, get it? We love celebrating our coast’s amazing seafood, and this design illustrates that perfectly.
Ali Becnel Solino’s “Beach Don’t Kill My Vibe” came in at fourth place, and fifth place goes to Christy Gonzalez for “Hangin’ with My Buoys.” These were two of the most humorous designs we received in the contest. This was both Ali and Christy’s third Top 5 finishes each.
Honorable Mention goes to Clint Santangelo for “Jean Lafitte, Privateers of the Gulf.” This is Clint’s second Honorable Mention nod.
Now we’re going in the direction of a much more specific contest: DINOSAURS! So the designs can feature any type (or types) of Dinosaur. Have fun with this one, guys! Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 13, and the winner will be announced on Oct. 18. Good luck!