Being the team sports apparel fashionista that I am , when I did my own 30 Plus Teams Tour of New York City , I just HAD to make a stop at two of my favorite stores.
The NHL Store and the NBA Store , which really aren’t that far from each other.
Is there such a term as “team sports apparel fashionista”?
If not, there’s a new term that I made up all by myself .
There wasn’t anything that I wanted to buy just yet at the NHL Store , but the NBA Store was another story .
The store is located on 45th Street and Fifth Avenue .
It has three floors and moved from their old location on 47th Street and Fifth Avenue .
As I walked down Fifth Avenue and got closer to the flagship store of all things National Basketball Association , I wasn’t the only one who was taking pictures of the store and walking in to take a look at all the NBA swag.
It wasn’t even 11am , and all ready this place was packed with people .
There was no sale going on, just lots of basketball fans buying all sorts of team apparel .
Many of them were tourists.
In case you weren’t aware, the NBA is HUGE in places like China, France, Germany , Spain, Argentina, Croatia , Serbia , Latvia , and Lithuania , among other places.
I was amazed by all the languages I heard spoken by people just going crazy buying basketball stuff.
When you walk into the store, not only are you greeted by official store greeters saying, “Welcome to the NBA Store “, but a HUGE bobblehead of Golden State Warriors player, Stephan Curry .
The store seems to have everything and then some that you ever wanted to buy when it comes to your team or favorite player .
I wasn’t the only person loading up on NBA goodies.
(Basketball season begins this Tuesday night and just because I don’t have enough Boston Celtics stuff in my closet , I just have to have more.)
This store is flashy, just like the league it represents and the city that it’s located in .
The store has basketball stuff for every age and gender , even if your basketball fan is still in diapers.
There’s even an area of the store where you can practice your basketball skills .
What about things for the basketball historian in you?
The NBA Store has you covered too.
On the first floor , there’s pictures from every era of the NBA , beginning with the 1960’s.
It’s fun to see all the pictures of players back in the day and the present that you remember .
I think the NBA Store is going to be a place that I’m going to be shopping at a lot more often.
Judging by all the people coming out of the store, black shopping bags with the red, white, and blue NBA logo splashed all over it, I’m not the only one .