New Merch: Camp Shirts, Tote Bags, and Behind-the-Scenes ‘Zine

It’s almost summer! And that means you need some new Autostraddle merch for your hot hot life. How about a badass new tote? Or maybe you’d like an official t-shirt from our very first, very special A-Camp? Possibly a ‘zine crammed full of feelings and history, g-chats and poems?

All these new things are for sale in The Autostraddle Store!

CAMP SHIRTS – $16

Hey, we have extra shirts left over from our fantastic first A-Camp weekend ever! These are Hanes navy-colored shirts.
Autostraddle A-Camp shirt

Look how cute our campers look wearing them:

Autostraddle Campers wearing shirts
Autostraddle Team at A-Camp

“YOU DO YOU” TOTES – $10

Biege canvas tote bags with your favorite mantra printed on the front in black ink. Bam.

You Do You Tote Bag

SUPER SPECIAL BEHIND-THE-SCENES ‘ZINE – $19

Made by Riese, Laneia, and Rachel themselves. 58 pages of feelings, g-chats, graphics, and historical content/ideas relating to the beginning and continuing existence of autostraddle.com and the women behind it.

Autostraddle Behind-the-Scenes Zine

Autostraddle Behind-the-Scenes Zine

Like what you see?
Check out The Autostraddle Store and, as always, thanks for your support!

Avatar of Alex

Cofounder and Design Director of Autostraddle. Professional web/graphic designer. Whiskey enthusiast. Drumming hobbyist. A past speaker at the 2010 BlogHer Conference ("Good Blog Design: The Role of Layout in an Online Medium"), 2013 Salon LGBTQ Conference ("Innovative Best Practices for Brand-Blogger Campaigns") and featured in the Los Angeles Edition of Refinery29's 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-owns and manages Tully's Training, a dog training company in Los Angeles. Twitter: @a_ex Instagram: alexxxvegaaa

Alex has written 110 articles for us.

45 Comments

  1. Thumb up 0

    Please log in to vote

    Those photographs are styled very well. Especially the zine hanging on the line of hooks. You guys have such clean and creative presentation!

    So, I thought I wanted a zine, but I’m a broke college kid and I wasn’t quite sure, but then I saw those pictures with the hooks and I knew instantly that I needed a one to live.

    I’ve taken a lot of classes in fashion presentation and styling so these things matter to me. Maybe more than they should? I don’t know. Good job everyone those pictures in your merch store are gorgeous.

  2. Thumb up 0

    Please log in to vote

    Oh, I’d really like the zine + the tote bag, but I’m afraid they’ll be gone by the time the money is on my paypal account next week.
    There’s no way to reserve those things even if I’ll buy them for sure, right? :/

  3. Thumb up 0

    Please log in to vote

    how big are those tote bags? i don’t need exact measurements, but i would like to know approximately how many cookies/kittens/shoes/articlesofclothing i could fit inside of it.

  4. Thumb up 0

    Please log in to vote

    I so want a tote!!!!

    I know I don’t need another tote, as I already have quite a collection, and I almost always use the same one (because its awesome and I made it myself!), but I still really want one.

    Oh decisions, can I just say I’m making a $10 donation that comes with a free tote? That’s the excuse I used to talk myself into buying a shirt and stickers. Sadly, I can’t find a place that is worthy of the stickers so they are still chilling, but a tote would put it on display!!

    • Thumb up 0

      Please log in to vote

      I put my stickers on: My fridge, my laptop and my dayplanner. This way, rad queers who know what autostraddle can wink/give me the gay nod/strike up a conversation when I am using said laptop and dayplanner. Good times.

  5. Thumb up 0

    Please log in to vote

    I WANT A CAMP SHIRT SO I CAN RUN AROUND PRIDE FEELING EXTREMELY COOL AND GAY.

    I’m sorry, it’s just I’ve been seeing them in the camp recap pics and they’re super cool so I got really excited.

  6. Thumb up 0

    Please log in to vote

    I love it!

    And, I actually have a huge THANK YOU to Autostraddle to make today, because the phrase YOU DO YOU, and its accompanying messages of self-belief + non judgement were one of the main reasons I just started by own online t-shirt/bag business. [I'm not trying to set up in competition to the Autostraddle store!] Mine’s a bit different…

    TeeTweet is my brand new 1-week old baby of a brand, that aims to get everyone wearing their hearts on their sleeves. It’s inspired by twitter – you enter your tweet and it gets printed onto your t-shirt/bag. http://www.TeeTweet.co.uk http://www.teetweet.mysupadupa.com

    Spending hours + days + months on Autostraddle helped me get through a whole huge confusing period of my life time over the last 2 years, and I’m coming out the other side more determined than ever to spread the message of personal expression + acceptance. So TeeTweet is how I’m doing that at the moment. Come on over to have a look at TeeTweet.co.uk if you fancy a peek.

    Beth
    @_TeeTweet

  7. Thumb up 0

    Please log in to vote

    I need a tote to add to my collection of other totes that never get used.

    Also, maybe its the old-school zinester in me and we’re kinda over the days of ‘$1 post-paid’, but $19 for a zine? I genuinely thought that was a typo at first.

    • Thumb up 0

      Please log in to vote

      I’m sure there’s an element of ‘fundraising for AS’ incorporated into this price, which I totally respect (hence ordering, even from Australia!). $19 for a zine doesn’t feel like so much when you realise you’re helping afford the fantabulous writers their daily bread too. :)

    • Thumb up 0

      Please log in to vote

      Keep in mind that it’s a 58 page zine in full color and it’s for fundraising purposes, like said above. I heard Rachel say how much it costs to get one printed and it’s not that high of a markup to sell it for $19. It was also more expensive at camp.

      It helps to think of these things as a donation that comes with a free zine/shirt/tote/sticker/whatever.

    • Thumb up 0

      Please log in to vote

      The zine is worth it!
      in addition to being in color,
      the paper is like, real paper,
      and the whole thing is so well put together.
      It wouldn’t be the same without color, but maybe it can be made into a cheap/free pdf later on when they’re gone or something, for the people who want to see it but can’t afford it or don’t really care about collectors items?

    • Thumb up 0

      Please log in to vote

      yes, i too thought it was wild when i was told how much we’d sell them for and then i found out how much rachel paid to get them printed and had a full mental breakdown! this shit is expensive and yeah, as brianna mentioned — the profit margin for us on the ‘zines might actually be the slimmest profit margin on anything we’ve ever sold (besides sale items) — but also they’re really lovely and the paper is really nice and it’s a major collector’s item that will be worshipped forever and ever and ever and it’s just so so very special. i think it’s worth it, regardless of production cost, just for how awesome it is!

      #transparency

    • Thumb up 0

      Please log in to vote

      You can change your address in PayPal by going to “profile” and then “add or edit street address” – but then you should probably use the contact form on the goodsie page to let them know where to ship it for real.

  8. Thumb up 0

    Please log in to vote

    I saw this post at work but by the time I got home and then remembered to go on and order one, all of the totes were gone. :( I hope you guys bring them back!

    Maybe this is a good excuse to buy the zine instead?

Contribute to the conversation...

You must be logged in to post a comment.