We got the idea for Local Celebrity back in 2003 while we were at a music festival in rural Illinois – Cornerstore. We were rocking out in the middle of a corn field when inspiration struck us like heavy metal thunder, “Let’s ditch our jobs and start a t-shirt company!” Pretty much just like that we packed up our bags and headed to San Diego to move into our grandma’s ranch. After a long road-trip, a few brainstorming sessions, and a couple dozen high-fives, we came up with our first set of designs. We maxed out our credit cards, bought a screen-printing machine, and taught ourselves how to make t-shirts, and that’s what started it all.
It wasn’t long before Grandma's ranch couldn’t handle the abundance of freshness we were churning out, so we packed up again, and moved to a very glamorous part of downtown Los Angeles known as Skid Row. We’ve been laying our magical mac down here ever since.
All the products that we sell are produced 100% from scratch by us right here in LA. We do not buy other mid-grade t-shirts like American Apparel or Hanes and print designs on them, and try to call ourselves a brand. We buy our own ultra-premium fabrics, then cut & sew our own custom t-shirts, creating the perfect canvas for our designs! You'll notice the difference as soon as you see and feel them, if you haven't already...and you'll especially notice the difference when you're getting "snapped" all over town…. “Oh snap!! Where’d you get that shirt!?”
You can find Local Celebrity in the finest retail stores all over the world and right here at LocalCelebrity.com, where you can also collect limited-edition shirts that are not available in stores or anywhere else on the web.
We’re family owned and operated, and absolutely love what we do! We truly appreciate all our loyal customers and fans. We add new content to the site every day, and new designs every week, so be sure to visit us often!