It’s Autostraddle’s Biggest Merch Sale Ever!

The Autostraddle Merchandise store opened on September 15th, 2010, with the debut of our first-ever merch item: grey “AUTOSTRADDLE THIS” t-shirts. We printed 50. They sold out in 24 hours. Since then, we’ve sold over 1,200 “Autostraddle This” t-shirts, and a whole hell of a lot more.



In the beginning, all the merchandise shipping was handled by me or Co-founder Alex and our girlfriends. When the job grew too large for me to manage, it became editorial assistant Bren’s job — she crammed stacks of boxes into her tiny apartment and has been manually spreadsheeting and shipping every item into your hands for three years. But now, there is more merchandise to ship than there is space in Bren’s apartment or time in her life, so we’re moving operations to a family-run e-fulfillment center in Michigan and moving our store to Shopify. It’ll be a slightly more expensive process for us, but it’ll be a much better one for Bren — and for you! You can look forward to more payment and shipping options and faster shipping as well as more precise geo-specific shipping costs.

To celebrate the move, we’re printing lots of fun new stuff — but first we’ve gotta sell some of the old stuff. We’re hoping to minimize what we need to ship to the new location by selling it to you instead!


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So if you’ve been eyeing those Gal Pal tees…


…or waiting to get your hands on the best ‘zine ever created in the history of mankind…


There’s never been a better moment than this moment, right here, right now. Also though for real we’re a few days away from selling out of Gal Pal crop-tops, so if that’s what you want, get on it!

Hit up The Autostraddle store now.

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. Seeing all the merch by year sent me down memory lane…. Unicorn Plan-It, I had forgotten about it!

  2. I was just about to buy some stuff a few days ago and then lost my connection. Seems that worked out well for me seeing as how everything I wanted is on sale now!!!

    • We don’t have any plans to get more, I’m sorry! Summer’s winding down so we’re focusing more on t-shirts rather than tanks for the rest of the year

  3. aaaah are you gonna restock the small/medium sizes of the gal pal crop top?? i really want one before the holiday i’m going on in sep :'(((

    • seconded!! I want to get a group of friends together to invest in some AS merch but I def need a small/medium T.T

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