Get Your Arizona GameDay On…


We are less than one month away from our first 2018 kickoff at Arizona Stadium and I have been eagerly scouting out Tucson and online for new GameDay dresses, T-shirts, jewelry, and everything in between to get ready. Costco’s Wildcat paper plates? Got em! Listen, I was born in Texas, where football is as sacred as church on Sundays and you dress up for games. You just do. You can google “Gameday Dress” and what comes up immediately are girls from Southern colleges dressed to the nines.

That said, it has taken the West a little bit longer to get on board with unique gameday apparel. And when I say “unique,” I don’t mean slutty. The majority of apparel in this region still consists of T-shirts and maybe a dress or two that a Size 0 co-ed could pull off. University of Texas has its own cologne, for crying out loud! Plus, it’s hot as frick when the season starts in Tucson and maybe we don’t want to wear jeans until November, K?

So, here is a list of stores–besides the UA bookstores—that have cool, unique Arizona clothing and accessories, including for women over the age of 25, both in T-town and online. Happy Shopping!


Plunkett’s Hallmark – managed by two beautiful UA grads and sisters, Plunkett’s carries Gameday Couture items, cute shoes and jewelry. This really needs to be your first stop.

Embellish Home – has a nice stylish selection of UA tunics and Arizona cuff bracelets, as well as, trendy Alex & Ani bracelets.

Dillard’s – carries the Retro Brand shirts, which are slimming and nicely cut for all sizes of women. They also carry cute red and blue dresses, but you have to hunt for them.

Arizona Attire at La Encantada – It moved upstairs! I almost freaked out that it had closed, but no, it’s where the old Bebe used to be. A little pricey, but nice jewelry, shirts, pullovers, pajamas and the coveted clear purses for the stadium.

VS Pink – Very cute, original jerseys and sexy UA shirts. I think they are only at the La Encantada and Park Place locations, though. Not sure about Tucson Mall.

Plato’s Closet – An unexpected place as it’s very teen-driven, but an entire rack of UA shirts, including brand new VS Pink shirts. Don’t write this place off. You’ll be driving your teens there anyway so might as well look for you!

ONLINE – an amazing idea that started on Shark Tank and has since exploded in popularity. Only a few limited items for Wildcat fans, because again we are not Texas, argh! But, very cute, stylish tops and dresses. Items sell out so fast, so you have to order quickly. – recently found this cute site! Crop, trendy UA sweatshirts and tube tops. Definitely a little young for me, but those with abs will enjoy the selection!

GameDay Gal

Arizona boots

Arizona boots

In terms of cute game-day apparel (especially for the non-coed set), Arizona is still lagging behind Texas and virtually every team in the SEC. Just browse through any  athletic apparel site. They make so much more for other schools! I mean, the University of Texas has its own MEN’s COLOGNE! Where is our Wildcat Musk, huh?

That said, there are some cool stores here in Tucson and online that offer some unique clothing and shoes that are worth checking out now. Listen, Chuck Cecil is coming back this year! Rich Rod–I’m a big fan of his, his wife is super stylish–is going to have an amazing season. I’m calling it now! Wildcat football fans are bred to always be hopeful…

Where to shop:

Amazon – Arizona Wildcat boots

Arizona Attire – Unique Wildcat clothing, jewelry and clear purses

Embellish Boutique, Etsy – Gameday jewelry, home accessories and apparel

Gameday Couture ( – Finally, cute clothes with women in mind

Plunkett’s Hallmark – Adorable flip flops and blinged-out tees

Handmade Wildcat cuffs

Cat cuffs