T-Shirt Mart is an affiliate of Tee Express. The first T-Shirt Mart, located in San Diego, opened in 1994. Originally, it was simply a retail store selling shirts, socks, and other garments for near wholesale prices. Under the slogan Tee Shirts 5 for $10, the store quickly became a tourist destination for souvenir “I LOVE SAN DIEGO” tees and a place to get cheap shirts for the locals.
In 1996, with the opening of its second retail location in El Cajon, the business added its first custom graphics department. Though it started out as only one computer and a 6-screen manual press the department quickly grew, as customers embraced our walk-in, same day printing, and no design fee operation. Read more »