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The Best Penn State Shops for Clothing, Gifts, Health & More

A very popular activity you will see many people doing in downtown State College is shopping. There are several stores ranging from gifts and clothing, to fine jewelry! On this page you will find a list of clothing stores and unique shops located around the downtown area. Make sure to check them out when you visit your student.

Clothing, Penn State Apparel and Gifts

Old State Clothing Co The Old State Clothing Company – Located now at 800 E. Park Avenue, the Old State Clothing Company has several Penn State items including hats, sweatshirts, T-shirts, jerseys and more. They also have graduation gifts and Diploma frames for when your student reaches their big day. This store has now been owned and operated by Penn State Alumni for 12 years so get out there and support their store.

Family Clothesline Store in Penn State

The Family Clothesline – Located at 352 E. College Avenue the Family Clothesline specializes in Penn State gifts and clothing. They carry several name brands like Nike and Under Armour which are decked out in Penn State themes. It is a great location to buy gifts for the family even for infants and toddlers (start the young Penn State fans in your life off right!)

Penn State Nittany Notes Nittany Notes – Located at 139 S. Pugh Street Nittany Notes is a store where you can purchase notes taken by Penn State students with high GPA’s to help prepare for exams. These notes are actually very commonly used, and from the experience of members at PSUMoms the notes have always lead to rousing success. However, the notes will not land you a guaranteed A they are mostly just supplemental and provide extra insight on something you might have missed in class. These notes are FAR from study guides or ‘Cliffs Notes’.

Old Main Frame Shop in Penn State

Old Main Frame Shop The Old Main Frame Shop – This store, located at 136 E. College Avenue across from Old Main, is one of the most interesting stores on the street. It is full of varying sized photographs of picturesque sites around State College, the football games at Beaver Stadium and several other off topic items. The photographs are decorated with nice frames, and sold for placement in your home or apartment. They can become true works of art and the high quality of these items are known around Pennsylvania. This store is truly a “you have to see it to believe it” location and is whole heartedly recommended by many PSUMoms members.

For Men Only Haircuts – This haircut establishment located at 125 E. Beaver Avenue made our list simply because of the interesting atmosphere. As the name suggests, it is a place for men only and specializes in very modern and fashionable hair styles. They will even offer you a beer while you wait (21+ of course) and typically engage in good conversation. This place is a definitely a spot you will want to stop in for a haircut.

Growing Tree Toys – On 202 S. Allen St, Growing Tree Toys specializes in educational toys and has a wide variety of children’s items. This would be one of the several places to stop by for the children in your Penn State Family!