Another gem of Cleveland is most definitely the CLE Store. It’s a shop you stop in and tell yourself, “You won’t buy anything. You can’t buy anything. You’re just looking. Put down the t-shirt.”
And then you walk out of the store with a shopping bag full of their amazing products and your credit card warm from its recent swipe. That sounds a little dirty, but you know what I mean.
The CLE Store is merchandised beautifully. You walk in and their latest items are folded to perfection on their launch table. Not only can you find t-shirts, hoodies, zip-ups, underwear (Sidebar: They are simply fabulous), beanies, and buttons, but you can also find magnets, necklaces and jewelry, bags, cards by local Cleveland artists and books. Oh, did I mention the bar items like beer, shot and whiskey glasses? Yeah, they have those, too.
Not only is everything Cleveland themed and spirited, but some of it is downright funny. They certainly nailed the true Cleveland feelings (regarding our sports teams), spirit and staples. One of my favorites would have to be their “216” collection.
I recently went into the CLE shop to ‘just look,’ as I always find myself saying. I wanted to see what they had and maybe get something new to share my Cleveland pride during the Film Festival. And I found something I can’t wait to wear:
My favorite part about this tee is how soft and comfortable it is. I can’t wait to pair it with leggings for a more relaxed look, and with this sequin skirt for a subtle hint of sparkle.
If you’re visiting Cleveland, it’s a great store to stop by because you won’t find anything like it anywhere else. It is also a great place to go to because it brings you to the heart of the city. You’re in walking distance from the casino and Tower City with our beautiful Terminal Tower that plays light shows for us (if you Tweet at @TowerLightsCLE, sometimes the Terminal Tower will respond to the requests). And you’re on E. 4th, one of the best locations for restaurants (in my opinion, at least).
Don’t forget: Take a photo of yourself sporting what you purchased at CLE Store and tag them in it.