FSU announced its football schedule earlier this spring, which means students began preparing to tailgate, chant, and party during the weekends. The plentiful Pinterest boards of previous game-day fashion that sits in the phones of countless incoming first-year students and transfers aren't too far away from becoming a reality. However, it raises the question of where can one purchase cute apparel that isn't a round-neck t-shirt from orientation? Close that Esty tab haunting you with garnet and gold apparel because here are the best shops and boutiques in Tallahassee to purchase your gameday gear. No need to worry about long shipping times or DIY youtube videos to transform your current FSU tees because these shops are at the foot of your FSU apartment.
Garnet & Gold
This shop gives a tumultuous amount of options for a game day, from muscle tanks to crop tops donning garnet and gold pride. Aside from gameday apparel, they also offer alumni memorabilia, house apparel, including a tomahawk-shaped mailbox, and much more. Garnet & Gold is a local apparel shop supplying Noles with merch for over 35 years. They first opened a small shop in downtown Tallahassee before moving to the Governor's Square Mall in 1979. The shop has four different locations spread across Tallahassee to ensure that all students, alumni, and fans get their Seminole fix without traveling too far from their FSU apartment. The four locations include Industrial Plaza Drive, Pensacola Street on campus, Governor's Square Blvd in the Governor's Square Mall, and Village Square Blvd. Their hours vary by location and have been changed due to COVID-19. Suppose you want more information on locations, apparel, or hours of operation, head over to their website linked here.If there's any place to have a "Seminole Plant Mom" shirt, it would be Garnet & Gold.
Barefoot Campus Outfitters
Even during the pandemic, students love to showcase their FSU pride with masks. Barefoot Campus Outfitters Tallahassee store has every cute design and iteration of garnet and gold gear available. The stores sit on the edge of the stadium and right around madison social. Perhaps you can window shop some FSU merch before you go to happy hour with your friends. The store is open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Barefoot Campus Outfitters seems like the perfect place to shop all things noles before a big game. The best part is that they have something for just about everyone. If your Seminole ears are tingling and you must go online window shop, the website is linked here for more information. Beware, you might not make it out without purchasing something.
With COVID-19 in mind, we must highlight the online options as well. Bows and Arrows specialize in more aesthetically feminine renditions of FSU merch. Perfect for gameday Instagram pictures. From tie-dye long sleeves to tube tops with FSU's logo, Bows and Arrows offer all things cute. For more information on what they offer and their collegiate collections, check out their website linked here.
Finally, we can't wrap up this conversation without mentioning the official shop Seminoles page. This is the source of it all and where it all began. The online shop has anything and everything to prepare you for future game days. There's even an entire tailgate section full of car decor, grilling gear, coolers, and more, all while sporting Nole pride. The shop offers various official merchandise for the entire family in terms of apparel—even your dog isn't safe from the garnet and gold apparel merch. For more information on the options and prices, check out their website linked here.