Love the Astroworld Album?
When it comes to Travis Scott, you won't find another musician like him. His unique style of mixing smooth sounds with eclectic beats gives the listener an out of body experience whether listening in the car or with headphones. Astroworld debuted as Scott's third studio album, and with it's release came a flood of new Astroworld merchandise ranging from graphic t-shirts and hoodies to hats. Fans who have gone to Astroworld had the opportunity to purchase several "on location" only merchandise, so where is a person to go if they missed the tour but still want the memorabilia to flex on friends or wear while listening to the music?
Well known sources for Travis Scott Astroworld Shirts, Travis Scott Astroworld Hoodies and other Astroworld Merchandise
Stock X, Grailed and eBay often have listings of original authentic merchandise, but the prices are highly inflated three or four times, sometimes six or seven times the original purchase price. If you're willing to shell out $300 - $400 for a piece which was gathered from the concert, well, that's $300 - $400 you could have spent traveling to go see the next show.
Did you know celebrities buy replicas as well as originals? Sometimes out of curiosity, other times because they're not willing to shell out for the price tag that's on the originals. Charlamange the God explained in one interview  that celebrities rep fakes because no one will question them, they've already built a reputation of being expensive in peoples eyes. The same goes for anyone else. If the person carries his or herself well, people will not question the legitimacy of their purchases.
Alternative sources to find Astroworld Merch from
This website began when a cinematographer was offered a gig to shoot one of Kanye West's TLOP tours back in 2016. Because he was part of the crew, he was given some of the merchandise as a gift. Returning home he showed it to a friend of his who was in the t-shirt printing business, who upon careful inspection of the materials and process, rendered a copy of the product.
The two have since made a multi-million dollar business together and have since grown to include shoots for fashion shows, concert tours and events for artists and brands with a mission to collect original merchandise and bring to life a new, low priced solution for people who live the hip hop culture.
You can do a simple search on Etsy to find replica clothing. The pricing is competitive, and there will most likely always be one you can find for a bit cheaper. With their easy rating system it's pretty easy to gain an understanding of what you'll get based on the reviews. Can be hit or miss, but still a viable resource to source decent quality replicas.
Similar to Etsy but with a longer history, many sellers on Etsy also sell on eBay. Though there are plenty of American sellers on eBay, there are many Chinese sellers on here as well, so watch for the shipping time to be able to calculate if you're willing to wait 2 - 3 weeks for your item to reach you. Chinese sellers can be hit or miss as well, with many people indicating that a lack of quality just isn't worth the wait or the price. One positive aspect of eBay is that most sellers will offer free shipping, so if you're looking for the cheapest, quickest, eBay may be your best bet.
Long time seller on eBay which opened up their own platform. A reputable company offering 1:1 prints at decent prices. Drawback for American buyers being that they're located in the UK, but for international buyers, this can be a gem.
The Hip Hop Culture is All About Doing it Your Way
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Isn't buying replica hurting the artists?
Did you know many brands put out fakes themselves to get more attention and make the product seem more desirable? Ever hear that saying, "Imitation is the highest form of flattery?" If someone is replicating what you made, it means that the idea you made is extremely valuable. With items that are high in demand and limited in release, people want a piece to satisfy themselves. Another reason brands put out fakes of their own products is for advertisement purposes. The more people see their message, the faster it gets around the world and back to them.
Back in the 1980's Dapper Dan started making his own version of designer clothing and dressing the hip hop artists of the day. You can read more about his story here, which tells about the origins of bootleg Gucci. You have things you can spend your money on, places you can go, people you can meet and spend your time with. Would you rather line someone else's pockets just because they went to the show or line your own and satisfy yourself the way hip hop has been doing since it started? Your own damn way. You want to buy Travis Scott Astroworld merch? Want to cop a Travis Scott Astroworld sweatshirt? Then seek out the alternatives and keep your money in your pocket. You can read about a common question people have to make sure about quality in this post about fake Gucci shirts, since the same applies to all reps.
Where to See Travis Scott Live
You can catch Travis Scott's Astroworld tour this year in Queens, NY on October 12. On November 2nd, he'll be in Las Vegas, NV, and perhaps the most anticipated date November 9th in Houston, TX. After that he'll be in Australia in Queensland on the 1st of December. You can buy tickets from his official site here.
If they're sold out, you can checkout stubhub.com which currently is selling General Admission tickets for around $380.00 a seat. But hey, with the money you don't pay a reseller, you can spend to actually experience the music live. Don't worry about transportation, you can find a cheap flight or take a bus there for less than $200.00 between most locations. Need a place to stay? Rent an airbnb or stay in a hostel for less than $30.00 a night. Guarantee you can make it work if you look for the way. As the shirt says, "Wish You Were Here!"
Hi, this is a really interesting post so thank you for all the information. It is amazing how many cheep replicas are available on the market. I am so pleased to have found a source of information that I can trust. Keep up the great work that you are doing.
I had heard about Trevor Scott from some friends but I had known nothing about this who he is. I am glad that I found this article because now it has made me more knowledgeable about him.
It seems like he is a very big (famous) guy hey as his T-shirts are so expensive.
Great post on finding alternative places to get authentic merchandise. My boyfriend normally buys/sells on grailed, and when I see the prices of some items, they are way above retail! I don’t think there is any harm in buying replicas, we are all in different financial situations. If you can rock it, rock it! It is interesting though that some artists/brands actually put out replicas themselves…never thought of that.
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