Recently re-located from its busy Sunset and Vine location to the busier Hollywood & Highland Center, Neighborhoodies lets you play designer to create your ideal T-shirt, tank top or hoodie. You decide what you want, no matter how profound or profane – at Neighborhoodies, that decision is up to you.
When you walk into the spacious, bright-lit store, there’s an amazing amount of apparel awaiting your designer’s touch. Choose to have the letters pressed, which is done on the spot, or stitched, which takes longer but looks fabulous. Graphics are also available for an additional $20 for stitched and $8 for pressed.
In the middle of the room, there’s an interactive table where you put together the letters in different colors in whatever order you want, giving you an idea of how your item will look before it becomes permanent. After picking the design, take it to the nearest Neighborhoodies expert who will then ask, "Pressed or stitched?" Depending on which you pick, you can have your T-shirt in as soon as 10 minutes or as long as a few hours.
Though hoodies ($49.99 pressed/$59.99 stitched) are unisex, the ladies have a specialized style called Femme. It’s cut slimmer and shorter to contour to a woman’s shape.
The sexiest tee for the ladies is the Double Agent style. This loose-fitting shirt has short sleeves and a low neckline – think Jennifer Beals from Flashdance.
The men also have their own choices, with styles that include the Classic T-shirt, the Ringworm with ringed sleeves, and the Gun Show muscle tee ($24.99/$34.99) among others.
Kids from newborn to 6 years old can also enjoy their own T-shirts ($17.99/$27.99). For the baby, try a personalized bib ($12.99/$22.99).
And don’t forget that the dog needs to look his best as well. Doggywear provides cute apparel for your beloved pooch.
For those looking for something a bit more risqué, Neighborhoodies also provides personal attention to three styles of undies ($14.99/$24.99). Tote bags can also be emblazoned and personalized.
A word of advice: Be mindful of what text you choose because you’re only allowed a complimentary 14 letters. After that, you pay 65 cents extra for pressed letters and $1.65 more for stitched. Also, don’t get slick by bringing your own T-shirt to be worked on; you have to buy the item at Neighborhoodies in order to get the work done. If you’re just looking for a plain T-shirt or sweatshirt – God forbid – you can pick one up for $15.99.
Don’t walk out just yet! A Neighborhoodies expert will take a quick snapshot of you in your new gear for their Wall of Pride. This is a great opportunity to express your thoughts and let the whole world know what’s on your mind.
It’s rare to find a shirt that truly reflects your opinion. At Neighborhoodies, that search will be at an end.
Neighborhoodies is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. in the Hollywood & Highland Center. Hours: Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information or to order online, visit www.neighborhoodies.com.