It all began in the summer of 1989. While driving back from a summer vacation, Neil Rubenstein's two son's wanted to stop in Ann Arbor, MI so that they could get official sweatshirts and football jerseys from the University of Michigan. An hour later with $250 worth of newly acquired sweatshirts, t-shirts, shorts and jerseys packed into the trunk of the car the family returned to the road to finish the drive back to suburban Chicago. While on the drive, Neil thought to himself, "If my kids want this stuff so bad that I have to drive an hour out of our way, there have got to be more kids like mine and more parents willing to do the same." It was at that time that the idea for Campus Colors was born.
Campus Colors was started in 1990 with the premise of bringing authentic college bookstore merchandise to suburban Chicago. The idea was simple: rather than travel to your favorite college to get merchandise to support your favorite school, Campus Colors would bring the merchandise of the school to you. What started out as a small retail store free standing commercial building that resembled a fraternity house on a college campus, Campus Colors has grown into a family run chain with locations throughout the Chicagoland area. And now with the Pro Colors store, Campus Colors is able to offer all of your favorite pro team merchandise too.
Both inside our brick and mortar stores and now on-line, Campus Colors carries one of the largest selections of top quality, licensed collegiate sportswear and novelties in the country. Our merchandise is authentic-we buy from the same top companies that supply collegiate bookstores across the country, that's why we truly are "The Authentic Off Campus College Store." In addition, every single item in our stores is officially licensed, which means that the university or school has approved that item and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of that product go directly to that school. With merchandise representing over 200 colleges and universities you're sure to find something for collegiate fans of all ages.
Featuring top quality merchandise by vendors such as: Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Majestic, Top of the World, and more, Campus Colors offers a wide selection of sweatshirts, t-shirts, shorts, pants, hats, jerseys, and novelties for men, women, and children. Ranging in size from toddler to XXL we can outfit just about anyone.
With over 400 different hooded sweatshirts, 750 different t-shirts, 300 different pairs of shorts and over 1000 different novelties, our selection is unparalleled and unique. What's more, approximately 60% of all of our merchandise is custom designed to meet the high standards of Campus Colors' customers. By designing our own merchandise, we are able to deliver top quality, clean, timeless and fashionable designs that look great both now and for many years to come.
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