If you’re like most visitors to Clemson, you’re probably going to want to stock up on Tiger gear—and that can include everything from coffee mugs, license plates, key chains and pendants to T-shirts, shorts, hats and belts.
You’ll find an amazing array of everything Clemson in the shops along College Avenue, down the road from Tillman Hall. Among the stores specializing in Tiger apparel and accessories are Tiger Sports Shop, Tigertown Graphics, Alumni Hall and Mr. Knickerbocker Clemson University Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 110 North Cherry Road also has a fabulous collection of Clemson clothing, gifts and accouterments.
Along with the Tiger shops, College Avenue has other clothing boutiques worthy of a visit. For women, there’s the trendy and chic All Inspired Boutique, Emmaline Boutique and Entourage Clothing. All three also offer accessories, gifts and home decor. Men will enjoy M.H. Frank Ltd., offering updated traditional men’s clothing.
Throughout the city of Clemson are other fun, locally owned spots to shop for everything from jewelry to gourmet food.
Here are a few you won’t want to miss:
Elkmont Trading Company – This independent outfitter specializes in outdoor gear, apparel and footwear. After you’ve finished your shopping, stop into The Tap & Cellar located inside the store for a handcrafted appetizer and sandwich complemented by a local brew or glass of wine.
The Fizz Boutique – Just off College Avenue, The Fizz Boutique offers South Carolina-inspired women’s apparel and a lot more, including shoes, accessories, bath and body products, gifts, lake decor and SCOUT bags.
Southern Fried Cotton – Capturing the spirit of the South, this store combines the country and the coast with a vintage twist. Its collection of goods includes hats, accessories, decorative items and lots and lots of cool cotton T-shirts.
Patrick Square Town Center – Clemson’s new hub for shopping, dining and socializing, this inviting outdoor center features an array of restaurants along with several boutiques, including Porch Living, offering accessories and decor for patios and porches. Clemson’s Farmers Market is also held in the center’s Village Green every Thursday afternoon from May to September.