Bronco Shop: Boise State Universitys official stores for apparel gear and more. There are several stores in the Valley, including on-campus locations and in BoDo (778 W. Broad St.) in Downtown Boise. You can also shop online. Visit BroncoShop.com for more information and locations.
Vandal Store: The University of Idahos official store has a location in Downtown Boise (821 W. Idaho St.). You can also shop online. Visit vandalstore.com for more details and locations.
Idaho State University: You can buy some of the items shown at the ISU-Meridian location, 1311 E. Central Drive. Shop online at www.isu-pocatello.bkstr.com.
College of Idaho: Visit the college and the bookstore at 2112 Cleveland Blvd. in Caldwell. Shop online at http://collegeofidaho.bncollege.com.
Northwest Nazarene University: Visit the college and the bookstore at 623 S. University Blvd. in Nampa or shop online at http://bookstore.nnu.edu.
3gwoodworks: Nampa father-and-son team Gary and Garrett Gardner make guitars and ukuleles using recycled license plates and exotic woods from around the world. See their designs online at 3gwoodworks.com, or visit the Eagle Saturday Market through October. Some pieces are available on etsy (click store on the 3g website), but call 250-1708 to check on availability. Custom orders welcome.
Stop N Buy Crafts: Owned by Kim Peterson and Marsha Tuskey, this is a one-stop shop for handmade Bronco merchandise. They make everything from handknit booties and slippers to clocks to padded wooden loveseats and chairs (covers are of BSU fabric) and more. See the selection at the Eagle Saturday Market and the East End Market at Bown Crossing on Sundays through October. Theyll also be at the Hyde Park Street Fair Sept. 14-16, or call 353-6590.
Itz Sew Lucy: Lucy Tangrady makes reversible aprons for women and adjustable male/female/childrens chef aprons. She also makes microwave bags for potatoes and corn, potholders, bibs and more. The selection of fabrics is huge. See her products at the Eagle Saturday Market or at the East End Market at Bown Crossing on Sundays through October, online at www.itzsewlucy.etsy, or call Lucy at 968-0416.
American Clothing Gallery: This Main Street mainstay at 100 N. 8th St. (433-0872) in Boise is known for unique, fun clothing, including jeans, silk/cotton shirts and, of course, BSU game-day apparel. Owner Lil Kurek supports women in the industry, selling many items designed/created by women for women.
Ira & Lucy: Specializing in Couture Design, Whimsical Fancy. Each item is hand-cut and hand-sewn with upholstery thread to ensure stable structure. In addition to hair accessories, they have an inventory of bridal accessories and the bridal pieces can be made in team colors. Custom orders welcome. Ira & Lucy sells mainly online at etsy.com/shop/iraandlucy, or call Judy Scheel or Heidi Wight at 412-6030.
Scentsy: The Idaho-based company is famous for its wickless candles, candle warmers and other scented products. The warmers shown are part of Scentsys Campus Collection and can be purchased through Scentsy independent consultants. Visit Scentsy.com for more information.
Bretz RV Idaho: This dealership carries a large selection of RVs and trailers, including the Little Guy 5 Wide Tear Drop Trailer shown on these pages. Visit the dealership at 4180 Broadway Ave. in Boise, call 388-4678 or go to www.bretzrvidaho.com for more information.
A portion of the proceeds from the sales of many of these products is returned to the universities for scholarship funds and other needs.
Maria Smith, a Boise-based freelance writer, contributed to this feature.