39 Places to Buy Cool T-shirts for Teenagers

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The humble t-shirt.  It has been a staple in all wardrobes, no matter what your age, size or gender is, for centuries now.  If anything, over the years and with the introduction of internet shopping, the tee has grown in popularity but finding places to buy cool t-shirts for kids is still often a challenge.  

Teenagers, in particular, are always on the hunt for new tees to add to their collection. What shirt your teen wears can say a lot about how they feel, what they like and who they are.  Or, it could just be super comfy!  From graphic, to statement to cheap and unique – below is a list of some of the places you can buy cool shirts for teenagers.

Vintage Graphic Tees for teenagers

Threadless

Threadless designs are created by and chosen by an online community. Each week, about 1,000 designs are submitted online and are put to a public vote, with the winner seeing their design added to a shirt for sale to the public.  Visitors to the site have a huge selection of cheap tees to choose from, covering a range of topics and designs.

Threadheads

Threadheads is a Victoria-based e-commerce startup that offers in-house and artist designs.  Printed on-demand onto a range of premium tees and apparel, the company say they are 137%  more fun than other tees and claim they cannot be found anywhere else in Australia.

Culture Kings

Culture Kings shirts tend to be a little more on the expensive side but they are extremely popular with teen guys.  Whilst they stock all the usual sporting and brand shirts, they also have an impressive selection of vintage tees.  As their site says, from vintage band tees, anime, sport inspired and plain tees, they have something for everyone who wants to rock a classic fit that pays homage to nostalgia.

Red Bubble

Red Bubble 

Founded in Melbourne, Redbubble is a global online marketplace for print-on-demand products based on user-submitted artwork.  They actually have a very impressive vintage tee section for both women and men (and perfect for teens).

Shein

Shein Australia offers a range of vintage and graphic tees for both guys and girls and come at a fraction of the cost of many other companies.  Online only, the company offers a huge selection of designs and t-shirt styles and fits.

Jay Jays

Jay Jays is an Australian apparel store that focusses on clothing for younger people. In particular, teens can shop their vintage and graphic t-shirts, which come at a pretty reasonable cost, both online and in one of the many stores found Australia-wide.

Society 6

Society 6 is another website that offers a platform for artists worldwide to sell their art.  With over 350,000 independent artists, their community features creatives from around the world with artistic styles and designs as diverse as the countries they represent.  Let your top do the talking with an array of witty expressions and motivational messages. 

Unique Tees for teens

Red Bubble

Red Bubble 

Founded in Melbourne, Redbubble is a global online marketplace for print-on-demand products based on user-submitted artwork.  A shirt with an evil cat. A phone case with a galloping donut. A tote bag with a star-surfing astronaut. Whatever your thing, you can get art you love on a shirt from this store.

CustomInk

Custom Ink is just that.  An interesting online store that allows you to design your own shirt design in their online “design lab”.  Perfect for the teen who loves to create their own shirt designs, they can upload a design and see it come together before ordering it or they can access a huge range of fonts, designs and images in the lab and create their own.

Design By Humans

Design By Humans offers up a range of unique t-shirt designs from independent artists, content creators and favourite brands all in one place.  The also offer up student discounts as well.

SnorgTees

SnorgTees is an American company that specialises in t-shirt designs that reference popular culture or make humorous assertions about the wearer.  They have some great weekly sales too.

TeePublic

TeePublic is a platform for custom apparel and designs owned by Redbubble. It’s listings for t-shirts designed by independent artists is extensive and your teen’s biggest problem will be deciding which ones NOT to buy.

Cheap Tees for all!

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Jay Jays

Jay Jays is an Australian apparel store that focusses on clothing for younger people. In particular, teens can shop their vintage and graphic t-shirts, which come at a pretty reasonable cost, both online and in one of the many stores found Australia-wide.

Op / Charity Shops

If your teen loves to hunt out a vintage bargain, then the obvious place to shop is the abundance of local charity shops in and around Brisbane.  True vintage wear at a fraction of the price you may pay to replicate it – these stores are an obvious choice and can be quite addictive!

Kmart

Whilst it may not be as unique, Kmart is the go-to store now for so many young people and teenagers.  Their winter and summer shirts are super SUPER cheap and usually come with some pretty fun and retro designs.  A great way to pack out your wardrobe with some basics for a bargain price.

Cool Shirts for Teenage Guys

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Rebel Sports

Most teenage guys have a favourite sport or team that they support and, without doubt, they end up being a crucial part of their wardrobe and identity.  Even if it is not a particular team, sporting brands like Nike, Champion and Adidas are very popular with this age group.  Rebel Sports is a great one-stop shop for all things sporting related.

Hallenstein Brothers

Hallenstein Brothers is a New Zealand based men’s fashion street and lifestyle retailer.  More for the older teen due to sizing, there are four stores in Australia where you can collect from or you can simply order online.  You can find a range of graphic and plain tees here.

Ghanda

Ghanda is a popular Australian surf & street wear brand born out of the coastal town of Torquay, Victoria.  They are a small brand with a select number of stores around Australia, focusing on offering affordable basics and fashion pieces catering to all ages and genders.  Their extensive and popular selection of T-Shirts are created by their in-house designers.

Universal

Universal is more expensive than most stores but is another very popular option for teens.  Their large array of shirts have a very American feel to them and come with a selection of vintage, vintage-look and sporting themes.

Jay Jays

Jay Jays is an Australian apparel store that focusses on clothing for younger people. In particular, teens can shop their vintage and graphic t-shirts, which come at a pretty reasonable cost, both online and in one of the many stores found Australia-wide.

General Pants Co

General Pants Co. is an Australian fashion retailer that sells both international and national brands. The retailer specialises in streetwear, denim, skate clothing and surfwear.  

Zara

Zara Australia has a section for both the younger teens (up to 14 years) and then older teens as well.  Their shirt range offers printed, patterned as well as basic designs.

City Beach

City Beach is an Australian store that has been around for a very long time and is a favourite for those who love the beach, sun, sand and surfing life.  Surf brands and graphic tees are their speciality and they have shirts here for younger and older teens – both male and female.

Myers

Myers is the one-stop shop for all the stores in one place.  If you are in a rush and looking for a selection of shirts from different companies and stores, then it is always an easy plan to head to Myers and see what you can find.  Here you will find the sporting, big brand, basics and surf / skate wear all under one roof.

Cotton On

Cotton On and Cotton On Kids (for younger teens) have a good selection of t-shirts to choose from.  They have some fun designs and retro styles that are popular with teenagers.

As0s

It is an online megastore that is loved the world round for its HUGE range of discount clothing and ability to do an easy return if it isn’t the right fit.  Asos also has a whole section dedicated to shirts that would be perfect for teenagers. From sporty, branded or graphic / print tees – there is a lot to choose from here!

Cool Shirts for Teenage Girls

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Universal

Universal is more expensive than most stores but is another very popular option for teens.  Their large array of shirts have a very American feel to them and come with a selection of vintage, vintage-look and sporting themes.

Pretty Little Thing

Pretty Little Thing is extremely popular with the slightly older teenage girl, with literally hundreds of plain, fun and printed female shirts to choose from.

Showpo

Showpo is an Australian online fashion retailer. Primarily aimed at young women, the company’s vision is “to be her go to place to shop”.  Teenage girls can shop a selection of tees – graphic, plain, vintage and branded.

Ghanda

Ghanda is a popular Australian surf & street wear brand born out of the coastal town of Torquay, Victoria.  They are a small brand with a select number of stores around Australia, focusing on offering affordable basics and fashion pieces catering to all ages and genders.  Their extensive and popular selection of T-Shirts are created by their in-house designers.

Jay Jays

Jay Jays is an Australian apparel store that focusses on clothing for younger people. In particular, teens can shop their vintage and graphic t-shirts, which come at a pretty reasonable cost, both online and in one of the many stores found Australia-wide.

City Beach

City Beach is an Australian store that has been around for a very long time and is a favourite for those who love the beach, sun, sand and surfing life.  Surf brands and graphic tees are their speciality and they have shirts here for younger and older teens – both male and female.

Princess Polly

Originating on the Gold Coast, Princess Polly went from a small local brand to a global fashion boutique.  It’s popularity is in its thousands of trendy styles that seem to hit the mark for young women.  Their website has an entire section dedicated to shirts and tops and have both cropped and normal length tees to choose from.

General Pants Co

General Pants Co. is an Australian fashion retailer that sells both international and national brands. The retailer specialises in streetwear, denim, skate clothing and surfwear.  

Boo Hoo

Boo Hoo has nearly 1000 different shirts and cropped shirts to choose from.  They have a marketed age range of 16 – 30 years, but are a popular online store for all teen girls.

Myers

Myers is the one-stop shop for all the stores in one place.  If you are in a rush and looking for a selection of shirts from different companies and stores, then it is always an easy plan to head to Myers and see what you can find.  Here you will find the sporting, big brand, basics and surf / skate wear all under one roof.

Cotton On

Cotton On and Cotton On Kids (for younger teens) have a good selection of t-shirts to choose from.  They have some fun designs and retro styles that are popular with teenagers.

As0s

It is an online megastore that is loved the world round for its HUGE range of discount clothing and ability to do an easy return if it isn’t the right fit.  Asos also has a whole section dedicated to shirts that would be perfect for teenagers. From sporty, branded or graphic / print tees – there is a lot to choose from here!

NastyGal

NastyGal is an L.A. based online store that says it exists for the “girl in progress.”  They regularly have online sales of 50 – 60% off that make the purchasing power all the more sweeter.

And the list truly does go on and on.  Both instore and online, there is an abundance of shirt styles to suit all types.  If you have any favourite places to shop cool tees please let us know and we will be sure to add them to our list above.

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