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Boston’s Best Stores To Get Women’s Sports Team Apparel

May 15, 2012 6:00 AM

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If there’s one thing Boston is well known for, it’s the city’s loyalty to its sports teams. This city loves its Bruins, Celtics, Patriots and Red Sox- and don’t forget all the college teams.
It’d be a travesty to think that Boston’s fandome is found only among its male residents– the ladies of Boston are just as dedicated to their sports as the guys. Luckily, local retailers know this, and there are a lot of places where ladies can pick up women’s sports team apparel. Here’s our guide to the best places in Boston for ladies to get all the sports team apparel they need to show their pride in Boston sports.
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The Red Seat
Cambridge, MA 02238
(617) 304-8027
www.theredseat.com

The Red Seat is a local company that has no brick and mortar store– just a very big web presence. This internet shop features men’s, kid’s and women’s sports team apparel. The Red Seat got its start specifically creating Boston Red Sox merchandise, but have since started branching off into other sports. The enormous popularity of The Red Seat can be traced directly back to the company’s unique designs. The shirts created by The Red Seat are a graphic designer’s dream and are unlike anything you can find in the typical sports team apparel shop. The Red Seat offers hip, unique looks for the sports fan who wants something one-of-a-kind.

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Lucy’s League
1 Faneuil Hall Sq.
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 248-3986
www.facebook.com/LucysLeague

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Lucy’s League has the nickname “Boston’s First Lady of Sports,” and it’s a moniker the store has certainly earned. Lucy’s League carries only women’s merchandise and offers many items that you won’t find in any other sports team clothing store in Boston. Everything from the expected, such as t-shirts and hats, to the unexpected, such as nightgowns and vintage Bruins hoodies, can be found at Lucy’s League. It is the go-to one-stop shopping spot for women who are into both fashion and sports. Lucy’s League proves that you can love sports and still look feminine and girly while rooting on your favorite team.

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‘47
286 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115
(877) 269-1947
www.Nineteen47.com

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

’47 has quality vintage inspired sports team apparel for both men and women. Unlike many sports clothing stores, you’ll find that the women’s department at ’47 isn’t just a few token t-shirts stuffed in a back corner. The ladies have just as much choice as the men at ’47. You’ll also find that the quality of the merchandise is high, so you can expect to be wearing your purchase for years to come. The shirts and hoodies feature thick fabrics and embroidery, putting the gear at ’47 ahead of most of the mass produced and shoddily made shirts you’ll pick up near Fenway. The store specializes in sports team apparel t-shirts that have been carefully distressed to give them that tissue soft feel of a well-loved shirt.

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C.F. Bleacher’s
Marketplace Center
200 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 330-1932

C.F. Bleachers has a reputation for being a little pricier than many of its women’s sport’s team apparel shop counterparts, but it’s a store where you definitely get what you pay for. C.F. has a large selection of team merchandise and the quality is top-notch. Boston woman rave about the selection and have even more to say about the fast, friendly and knowledgeable staff. The sales people at C.F Bleacher’s know that Boston women are just as opinionated about sports as men. The selection of women’s sports team apparel is a little more classic than what you’ll find at ’47 or The Red Seat, but the quality is just as high.

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The Red Sox Team Store
19 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
(800) 336-9299
www.YawkeyWayStore.com

Hours: Mon to Sat – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Yes, The Red Sox Team Store can be a little… touristy. But no matter how many tourists you have to elbow out of your way, you can’t beat the location, which, as the Team Store likes to point out, is just 67 feet from Fenway. While the majority of the women’s sports team apparel you find here will be, of course, Rod Sox merchandise, it is carrying an increasing amount of other professional Boston sports teams, as well. Shoppers will find a mix of classic sports team apparel designs and brand new looks that haven’t hit most of the other stores yet.

Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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