Monday, December 28, 2009

Year's end

As 2009 draws to a close, Bold Avenue is breaking with the routine. We are taking time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to 2010 - and beyond. We are doing some "housekeeping:" reorganizing work spaces, taking care of maintenance on our site and our computers, preparing for the year ahead.

During this week (12/28-1/1), we will have limited business hours (and will be closed on New Year's Day - January 1st). However, if you have an urgent design or copywriting request, feel free to contact us, and we'll see how we can help you.

This does not affect previously scheduled design/writing projects or orders placed in our online shop.

Friday, December 11, 2009

When to order...

Christmas gift shopping on Bold Avenue? Here's when to order for delivery (within the U.S.) by December 24th:

Shipping Method Order by
Economy 11:59 p.m. (EST) Sunday, December 13
Standard 11:59 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, December 15
Premium 11:59 p.m. (EST) Sunday, December 20
1 Day Noon (EST) Monday, December 21

There is more information, including deadlines for shipping outside of the U.S., on our Holiday Orders page.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Teegiving is the new Cyber Monday!

Today is the final day to join in our Teegiving sale alternative. If you missed the original post, here's the recap: buy a Bold Avenue t-shirt today and we'll donate $1 to Heifer International.

We wanted to do something with more lasting effects than a sale. (Although we can offer you a free shipping coupon, see below.)

Since today is the last day, we're changing things up a bit. From 12:00-1:00 pm PST, we will double our donations. (That's about 1.5 hours from the time this post is published.) Our goal is to sell 60 tees in 60 minutes - that's enough to give a sheep to a family in need!
You can make a difference simply by shopping or spreading the word!

Speaking of 60, use coupon code MONDAYSHIP for free shipping* when you spend over $60 in our shop today!

*Details on free shipping coupon:
Free Economy or Standard shipping for shop orders of $60 or more, excluding shipping charges and applicable sales tax. Delivery address must be within the United States and cannot be a PO Box. All orders will be Economy shipping unless the order is not eligible for Economy shipping (e.g., order exceeds Economy weight restrictions). Coupon code MONDAYSHIP must be entered at check out. Promotion starts on November 30, 2009 at 12:00 a.m. (PST) and ends on November 30, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotions and this offer may change, be modified or cancelled at anytime without notice.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Art School Dropout Tees

There are many very talented and successful people who didn't finish art school. A couple of these individuals suggested I create an "Art School Dropout" design. And so I did.

Today until 11:59 PST get free shipping on orders over $75 with coupon code 75WKND - details here.

For every tee you purchase in our shop through the end of the month, we'll donate $1 to Heifer International. This is our alternative to a Black Friday or Cyber Monday sale. We call it Teegiving.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Frog tees in adult sizes

Big people like animals too. So the Frog design from our Fam Fare line is now available on men's and women's t-shirts.

Today and tomorrow get free shipping on orders over $75 with coupon code 75WKND - details here.

Remember that instead of a Black Friday sale, we are donating $1 per shirt to Heifer International. Get your shopping done on Bold Avenue and help support a great cause!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tea Snob Tee

Chances are you know someone who is really particular about their tea. The only like it iced. Or hot. Or sweet. Or green.

Maybe you're that person. Either way, we now have a tee that's all about, well, tea.

Products with our tea snob design make great gifts for tea connoisseurs!

Remember that instead of a Black Friday sale, we are donating $1 per shirt to Heifer International. Get your shopping done on Bold Avenue and help support a great cause!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

LAUGH collage tees

The holidays can be a stressful time of year, which makes it especially important to try to stay focused on what really matters. Count your blessings and, when things don't go as planned, do your best to just laugh it off!

Today's LAUGH design is the newest in our series of inspirational collages. It reminds you to laugh - as well as to love, share, smile and hope.

Have a happy Thanksgiving. And remember to laugh!

This is part of T(ee)giving. For every tee sold in our shop through the end of the month, we will donate $1 to Heifer International. We're also adding a new t-shirt design to our shop daily.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dad's Taxi t-shirts

Although there are plenty of kid-chauffering moms out there, sometimes it's dad who does the driving. For the stay-at-home dads, the single dads, and all the dads who shuttle kids back and forth to school or soccer practice, baseball or ballet, we have a shirt for you!

Our Dad's Taxi design comes on quality tees and comfy sweats. You'll be glad to make this your new uniform!

Every day through the end of the month, we'll be introducing a new t-shirt design, as part of T(ee)giving. We will also be donating $1 for every tee sold in our shop to Heifer International.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Black Friday T(ee)giving

The current global economic crisis has hit developing countries the hardest. We know you'd like to help - and that you have shopping to do.

So here's how we're helping you with all that: For every t-shirt that you purchase from Bold Avenue's shop November 25 to November 30, we will donate $1 to Heifer International. We feel this is a more meaningful alternative to a Black Friday sale or a Cyber Monday discount.

During that time, we will also have a new t-shirt design in our shop each day. (But we will donate $1 for any tee you buy from our shop, whether it's an old or new design.)

Follow us on Twitter and watch for the hashtag #teegiving to keep track of funds raised and new designs, or subscribe to this blog for daily updates.

Heifer's mission
is "to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth." You can read more about their approach on their site.

This is a great way to get your holiday shopping done - and have a hand in providing food and income for families in poverty!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Design + writing on Bold Avenue

When you think of Bold Avenue, you might think of t-shirt awesomeness (and with good reason). But did you know we have a lot more to offer these days?

In recent months, we've responded to demand and have begun providing custom design and writing for apparel, ads, marketing collateral and more.

We'll be doing some remodeling on our website soon. In the meantime, to find out how Bold Avenue can help your business or organization with its graphic design and copywriting needs, drop us a line - stephanie (at) boldavenue (dot) com.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

No strings attached

If you follow children's product recalls, you may have noticed that clothing with drawstrings often makes the list, because of the strangulation hazards it poses.
Purchasing children's apparel that doesn't have drawstrings is safer (and helps to avoid the recall hassle).
None of our baby or children's clothing - including our kids hoodies - have drawstrings, so you can feel safe about kids clothes from Bold Avenue.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sweet new birthday cards!

We've added birthday cards to Bold Avenue's shop! The front of our first birthday-specific design says, "A happy birthday to-o-o you!" with the letters forming a birthday cake and candle. Inside the card reads, "Wishing you many happy times ahead!"

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Reusable water bottles

We've add new SIGG brand aluminum water bottles. They are lightweight reusable 1.0 liter bottles that come with a lifetime warranty.

SIGG bottles are also BPA-free and exceed the FDA's leaching requirements, so they're good for your health - and the environment.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Memorial Day Sale on Journals

What do you want to remember? Who do you reminisce about?

Memos or memoirs, you can write it all down in our beautiful journals. During Memorial Day weekend (now through Tuesday 5/26 at noon PST), our journals are 20% off.

Don't forget - they make great gifts, too!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

5 Great Gifts for Grads

Whether it's high school graduation or college graduation, the one thing a graduate can be sure of, ironically, is transition.

Celebrate the accomplishments of all your favorite grads and give them something to take with them on the next step in their journey - wherever it may take them.

Our Top Gifts for 2009 grads:

1. Say "happy graduation" to the class of '09 with this smiley tee. (More '09 products.)

2. This travel mug can go with them, as they start commuting to work or pursue the next phase of their education. (More drinkware.)

3. Now is a great time for writing, reflecting and planning. Our journals come with your choice of pages that are blank, lined, dot grid or a planner-type task sheet, so you pick the best fit for each grad's personality.

4. Whether they're moving to a dorm or a place of their own, a splash of color on the walls is always nice. Choose artwork that's already framed and matted or a more portable poster.

5. For the time gone by, the moments to come, and the tighter schedule that's probably just around the corner, a clock can be a meaningful graduation gift.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bold Avenue at NU

Want a coupon for $4 off a Bold Avenue apparel item? Then attend the Women & The Arts discussion at the Heard Museum's NU (Native + You) event in Phoenix, Arizona on May 15. The event, which also includes a DJ and free admission to the museum, goes from 5:30pm to 9:00pm.

The discussion begins at 7:30pm, and the first attendees will get a swag bag with a $4 off Bold Avenue coupon.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

3 Top Mother's Day Gifts under $30

This Top Gifts Tuesday focuses on fabulous gift ideas for Mom - all under $30:

  • Every Life Writes a Poem Women's Light T-Shirt - available in yellow, blue and pink (shown), this shirt says, "Every Life Writes a Poem. What does yours say?" in black and maroon typewriter-style letters. This is a great gift for moms, who so often help us see the beauty and poetry in every day life. (Design also available on other apparel - long sleeve, maternity, dark tees, plus sizes, etc. - cards, housewares and accessories.)

  • Mom's Taxi (getting kids...) Tote Bag - Perfect for the mom who is also the family taxi driver, this 100% cotton canvas tote bag is great on the go! It's sturdy, roomy (15" x 18" x 6"), washable and will add a touch of humor to Mom's busy day. It says "Mom's Taxi...getting kids where they need to go" with a black taxicab checkered pattern. This design and our other Mom's Taxi designs are also available on t-shirts, housewares, car accessories and more.

  • Garden Keepsake Box - solid hardwood box in black or mahogany (shown) with velvet-lined interior that makes it perfect for storing jewelry or other "treasures." Ceramic tile on top says "Grow. Bloom. Reap what you sow. Stop and smell the roses. Get your hands dirty. Cultivate. Garden." in a gorgeous calligraphy script. These are great life lessons that any mom can appreciate! (Design also available on coasters - four fit perfectly inside Keepsake Box - other housewares, tees and accessories.)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Free upgrade on Mother's Day shipping

Make sure your Mother's Day gifts arrive on time - without paying extra for shipping!

Now through May 5th 6th, choose Standard Shipping on your Bold Avenue purchase, and, at no extra cost, we'll automatically upgrade you to 2-Day Shipping (when needed) to ensure delivery by May 9, 2009.

Delivery address must be within the United States and cannot be a P.O. Box. But it doesn't actually have to be a gift for Mom. Sneak something in for yourself - we won't tell. ;)

Details: Promotion starts on May 1, 2009, at 12:00 a.m. (EST) and ends on May 5, 2009 May 6, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotions, and this offer may change, be modified or canceled at anytime without notice.

Shipping outside of the U.S.?
We've still got a deal for you! Use coupon code GATESREACH for $5 off your purchase of $50 or more until May 5, 2009 at 8:59 p.m. (EST). Use coupon code JUGGLEKNOWN for $5 off your purchase of $50 or more until May 12, 2009 at 8:59 p.m. (EST).

Coffee Organic Women's T-Shirt
Flower Art (plum) Journal

Edited to add new coupon and extended promotion deadline.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Gift certificate giveaway

Win a $25 gift certificate to our shop! Visit SortaCrunchy ( now through Tuesday, April 28th for details on how to enter.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Help fund environmentally-conscious agriculture

Happy Earth Day! For every organic apparel item sold today (until midnight PT), we will donate $1 to Heifer International's project for Biodiversity and Agroecology for Food Security in Peru.

Make a purchase that makes a difference!

Monday, April 6, 2009

$5- and $10-off coupon codes!

It's a great time to look ahead and order gifts for Mother's Day, graduations or even Father's Day! Order several gifts from our shop at once to save on shipping.

Use these coupon codes to save even more:
  • For $5 off orders of $75 or more, use code FCPMAR1 at checkout.
  • For $10 off orders of $100 or more, use code FCPMAR2 at checkout.
The details for each of these coupons:

Excludes shipping charges and applicable sales tax. Ends on April 30, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Offer cannot be combined with any other offers, coupons, or discounts (except organic apparel introductory discount, which runs until 4/7/09 at 4:00 pm PST). Offer may change, be modified or be canceled at anytime without notice.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Organic tees at introductory discount

We are proud to announce we've expanded our organic apparel offerings! Our organic t-shirts are made from organic cotton. Since it's grown without pesticides, it helps to keep pollution out of the air, ground and water table.

Because we're so excited for you to try out this greener line of clothing, we're offering all of our organic apparel at discounted introductory prices for one week (through 4/7/09)!

In addition to our Organic Men's Fitted T-Shirt, we now offer the following:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The gift of time

One beautifully symbolic way to commemorate life's good times and memorable moments is with a noteworthy timepiece. Both of our new clocks make a striking statement and would be cherished gifts for a birthday, anniversary, graduation, Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Choose from our large wall clock, modern wall clock or original wall clock - and give the gift of time.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Wearing hope and love

What if you could wear hope? Or love? What would it feel like? Maybe like wrapping yourself in a warm, fleece-lined hoodie? Or light and relaxed like pulling on your favorite cotton tee on a carefree spring day?

We think those are likely possibilities. Which is why it just seems fitting that our both our LOVE and HOPE inspirational collage designs now come on high-quality t-shirts, sweatshirts and other apparel items for adults and children.

So try on HOPE. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Go (kelly) green!

You know what happens if you're not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day! To help you play it safe, our Men's Dark T-shirts, Women's Fitted T-shirts and Men's Fitted T-shirts are available for a limited time in kelly green!

Since this is only a limited time offering, now's the time to go green!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Long sleeve tee special

Buy two men's long sleeve tees and save $5! You can mix and match different designs and dark or light tees.

Use code
DSTWIN1. Offer good through February 28, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Zip -up hoodies: for all seasons

Hoodies that zip up are a perfect way to stay comfortable from the time the temperature is chilly through the transition to spring's warmer weather.

We have three new types of zip hoodies!
These are a great addition to our current hooded sweatshirt product offerings, which include Jr. Hoodies, Women's Raglan Hoodies, Women's Tracksuits, Dark Hoodies, Hooded Sweatshirts and Kids Hoodies.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sale! live+laugh+love collage cards, mugs, journals, etc.

Call it a Presidents' Day Sale, an After-Valentine's Day Sale or a Last Chance Sale if you'd like.

We have decided to diversify our live+laugh+love designs, so we are discounting the purple and ivory version of our LOVE Inspirational Collage before we take it off display in our shop.

Products with the name LOVE Inspirational Collage (purple) will be on sale through Wednesday at noon Pacific Time.

Friday, February 13, 2009

live+laugh+love HOPE collage design

Our original live+laugh+love designs focused on love.

Staying with this theme, we came out with a new design. We kept the message and the collage look, but this time we emphasized hope. The word "hope" has a stenciled look in orange or deep red with smaller text - live, laugh, love, share, smile, hope - repeated on a steel blue background.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Don't forget the card!

Three card ideas to go with our top gifts:
  • Heart Greeting Card. Big red heart on the outside, blank inside - so you can say whatever's in your heart!

These cards are all available individually, in 10-packs or 20-packs. Find more greeting cards, note cards and postcards in our card section.