Kids already love to express their fandom on their chests (Minnie, Dora, Superman and Wonder Woman should have side jobs as tee-shirt designers), so why not school them on the rock greats by scoring them some itty bitty band shirts? It used to be you had to know your way around eBay to get this kind of merch, but now there are retailers specializing in the genre, so listen up!
Little Rock Store
Get your Iron Maiden onsies, AC/DC bibs and Nirvana lullaby CD all in one place. This site has it all, including Kiss lunchboxes and Wu Tang tees sized for your toddler. The clothing line’s creators are passionate about sharing their love of music with the youngest fans, and all merch is band-approved.
While there are a few official band tees here, we love Psycho Baby for it’s witty tees with a rock attitude, from AB/CD (see above) merch, to “Milk, Naps and Rock n’ Roll” onsies and “Juice Box Hero” tees. They also are a great source for customizable clothes, art and even rockin’ lunch bags.
This site doesn’t have a ton on offer, but we fell hard for their Dave Grohl 4 Prez tees—about as rock n’ roll as you can get. Oh, and there’s more, 5% from every shirt will be donated to VH1 Save The Music to help fund music programs in schools across America.
Junk Food can be credited for bringing the vintage tee craze to a fever pitch. They opened in 1998 and in addition to cool, vintage logo designs, their extra soft shirts feel like they have been broken in over decades, Their Venice Beach shop has long been a fave of celebs, but mere mortals around the world can order from their online shop, which carries tees celebrating everything from Led Zepplin to Dr. Suess.
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