November 24, 2021
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In comparison to the events of last year, 2021 has gone by pretty smoothly.
But that is by no means to say that it's been a pleasure cruise. As you've probably heard, supply chain issues have brought their own challenges, including increased pricing, delayed wait times, and limited supplies.
That's when having a strong team matters, and we're fortunate to have one. Our local vendors have been excellent partners over the past few months, explaining any price increases and walking us through what is and isn't available.
And on our end, we're happy to say that other than a $1 or $2 bump on a few items, we've kept our prices mostly the same, despite the rising costs. We also worked hard to ensure that we had a packed store come Black Friday weekend, and I'm happy to say that as the holiday season kicks off, our store is fully loaded with the unique designs you've come to expect from us.
We want to encourage you, this year more than ever, to shop small. Small retail businesses had already been gamely battling the Amazons and Fanatics of the world when 2020 came around and made things even more precarious. And every one of those small businesses could use a big 2021 holiday season to get back on even keel.
When you shop small, you're doing much more than buying a shirt, you're supporting the city of Philadelphia. Like most small businesses in Philly, we're dedicated to not just selling products but to being a community partner, raising thousands of dollars for local sports teams like the the Anderson Monarchs and the South Philly Sharks, running a Christmas toy drive each year for our friends at Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, and hiring independent Philly photographers, artists, and videographers.
Shibe Sports isn't just a store trying to sell you a t-shirt, it's a place owned and operated by people with a deep and abiding passion for Philly sports, who get to live the dream of doing something they love. In 2021, Brian co-authored a new book on the history of the Philadelphia Eagles, while Johnny and Reef launched a regular podcast that celebrates Philly's sports history, called Shibe Sports Presents.
Your support makes these things possible, and for that we can't thank you enough. We truly hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, and we hope whether it's with us or any of the hundreds of wonderful local Philadelphia businesses, you make it a point in 2021 to shop small.
Brian & Johnny