Northwest Arkansas Shopping Guide: Gifts for Razorback Fans


razorback-collage1Valere Rene

Left: The Tusk Men’s 1/4 Zip Sweatshirt has been crazy popular since it was launched earlier this month. It’s made of a comfy sweatshirt material in athletic grey with a cardinal-colored Tusk embroidered on the left chest. This is an exclusive Valere Rene brand you won’t find anywhere else. Cost is $54. And we love this embroidered Tusk visor in classic khaki! It’s great for him OR her. #fearthetusk Only $28!

Right: Here’s a great top to wear when you’re cheering on Big Red at any U of A game — no matter what the season. The Big Red Tusk Slouchy Tee is slightly oversized, features a subtly speckled fabric in 100% cotton and is so soft and comfy. And that Tusk baseball hat! It’s prefect for the girl — or guy! — on your to-buy-for list. Embroidered Tusk on classic distressed black hat. Sure to become a favorite. Closure is velcro. Cost is only $28 for each item.

Where to shop: The Valere Rene store is located at 210 S. 1st St., Rogers, Ark., and you can also find select Valere Rene items at boutiques and salons throughout Northwest Arkansas. Click here for a list of retailers.

How to contact: Visit the website; Follow on Instagram; Visit on Facebook; Browse on Pinterest; Follow on Twitter; See the brand on YouTube.



revised-collage-lauren-jamesLauren James

Left: Moms don’t play favorites with kids but we definitely do when it comes to sweatshirts. This Shaggy V-Neck Sweatshirt by Lauren James has quickly attained “favorite” status in closets all over Northwest Arkansas and nationwide. It is, and the super light grey color lets the embroidered Hog stand out proudly on the left chest. Throw on a red scarf and you’re ready to hit the Hogs basketball game. Cost is $75.

Right: Is it possible to have a crush on a sherpa pullover? Because I think I’ve developed a thing for the Arkansas Linden Sherpa Pullover. (My friend Lillian bought one recently and says she is in LOVE with it and may not take it off all winter. I can see why.) The sherpa is double-sided, girls, so you can imagine how it feels against your skin. It also has side zippers so you can get comfy when sitting, and it even has a hidden mesh credit card pouch on the bottom hem. Genius! It’s available in different colors and — if you’re an Auburn fan or an LSU fan living in Hog country — there are even other collegiate team insignias available. Cost is $109.50 with the embroidered Hog. (If you want this pullover without embroidery, cost is $99.50.)

Where to shop: 623 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville, Ark.; Also sold at many retailers in NWA and across the nation. Click here for a list of retailers.

How to contact: Visit the website; Call 1-844-355-7591; Read the Lauren James blog; Follow on Instagram; Visit on Facebook; Follow on Twitter; See more on Pinterest.