Route One Apparel Adds Old Bay Brand to its Roster

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An Old Bay bow tie because, well, why not? Image via Route One Apparel.

A popular local merch dealer now has the green light to sell items adorned with Marylanders’ favorite kitchen spice.

Route One Apparel has reached a licensing agreement with McCormick and Company to sell gear featuring the iconic Old Bay brand, the company announced today. Some of the items already for sale online include Old Bay-themed umbrellas, bow ties, running shorts and leggings.

Route One has been in the Maryland-themed clothing game for seven years now. Founder Ali von Paris launched the company from her dorm room at the University of Maryland. It’s since blossomed into a full-fledged store with more than 1,500 items for sale. Most of them include the Maryland flag’s crests and checkered patterns, though the collection has branched out.

As we noted earlier this year. Von Paris’ business savvy shows through in her list of partnerships, which include the iconic Natty Boh brand, two casinos and the Maryland Lottery. She also sells seasonal items. Exhibit A: a “Maryland Things” shirt for Halloween that plays on the name of Netflix’s enthralling mystery/horror series.

If you’re from the kind of family that puts Old Bay on everything, this may be exciting news. Click here to see the new collection.

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