Shop Review: Local Celebrity Brings Pride to the Hearts and Minds of the Community

by on March 12, 2011

Local Celebrity brings a pretty fresh perspective to the funny shirt business. They’re out of LA, so you get some left coast flava. And, looking over the shirts, you see some common themes, but they do them in an interesting and original way. God that just sounded like I was reviewing Aunt Beverly’s macrame plant holders. Oh well, same same.

Another thing about Local Celebrity you need to know is that they have the best looking customers by far. Most online shirt retailers run a photo gallery of people wearing their shirts and Local Celebrity is no exception. Thing is usually you get a pretty mixed bag of folks sending in their pics. Some are ok looking. Most are using the wild and zany shirts to take the attention away from their dog faces. Not the case with the LC. Check out their fan pics.

The next thing you notice when you’re perusing the site is that, like many shirt retailers, they have a shirt featuring their logo. Most of the time I think to myself, why the hell would you want to wear the logo of an obscure tshirt retailer, when you could be wearing one of their funny shirts. However, in this instance the Local Celebrity logo says Local Celebrity and that’s a funny shirt on its own merits. It’s like you do something that is noteworthy in your podunk town that occassionally gets coverage in your shitty local newspaper or on your shitty local television station, so you can be considered a Local Celebrity.

If you’re wearing this tee, people will take a second look to figure out who you are. Are you on the AA baseball team? Do you sell crappy furniture and star in your own commercials for that crappy furniture? Are you a terribly annoying DJ? This kind of extra attention is great if that’s what you’re looking for, so the Local Celebrity logo shirt is definitely a viable option for your purchase.

Looks like they’ve done some very random licensing of logos, so you can grab a Rocky shirt or Jimi Hendrix or Robocop, or even Where’s Waldo.

And, of course, there’s the mystery tee, where you risk your money in exchange for a random package of 1, 2 or 4 shirts. Pretty exciting stuff. You never know what you’re going to get. If you love ’em, keep ’em. If you hate ’em give ’em to your least favorite cousin.

Finally, there’s the Sale section where you can get a smokin’ deal (almost half off the reg. price) on all the shirts they’re trying to sell out of, or maybe they’re just selling them cheap out of the goodness in their hearts. After all they are based in Los Angeles and are sun kissed and probably always very happy. At least that’s what I hear people in LA are like. Happy go lucky. Have a nice day type of deal.

Apparently, if you get on their eNewsletter list, you can get regular priced shirts for about $6 less, so be sure to check into that before you buy.


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