The Alley has been for decades, a font of licensed band merch. I used to ride the brownline down as a highschooler, once a week to buy band tshirts. Those shirts were so expensive at concerts, The Alley came through like a champ with reasonable prices, even a highschool kid could afford.
These days, we see band merch at even the likes of Target, and Walmart. The problem is, these big box stores are not in tune with the music, and lifestyle of contemporary culture. Sure Metallica is great, but 1 shirt available at Target does not really rep the followers of the band fairly. I bought the Metal Up Your Ass shirt from The Alley 3 times over the years...Target and Walmart dont offer it. At all.
Now that The Alley is back at Belmont and Clark, we are looking to do what we have always done better than big box stores, and cookie cutter mall chain stores; stay in tune with the culture.
Please help The Alley stock the band merch YOU want most by completing the Your Favorite Bands Poll.
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