About Us

About Us

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. In the subsequent years the department saw itself grow from that one computer to the 4-5 design stations we have at each location today. Furthermore, we have added several processes such as direct-to-garment, embroidery, and vinyl, that help our customers get that quality look they desire. In fact when you walk in to one of our locations you will find that we have the garment printing machines on-site for quick same day services we pride ourselves in doing.

Today, the business has 6 locations in the greater San Diego area, and still operates under the same philosophy of giving our customers fast service, a quality product, and at a very low price. In fact, we pride ourselves in our embroidery and direct-to-garment pricing, as well as our no minimum order requirement. So when you order with us, whether in store or online, you can expect us to treat your order with care, regardless if it’s one shirt or one thousand shirts!

National City
1502 highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950
(619) 791-1143

El Cajon
1090 East Main Street
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 590-0101

San Diego
3171 Sports Arena Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 225-0005

Kearny Mesa
7763 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 836-3377