Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fans! Get your fashion on

The Peppers scarf, $23.75, a teal-and-black exaggerated hounds tooth, is named for Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers, who also played football for Carolina.

If your idea of Carolina Panthers team spirit doesn't include face paint and growling kitty logos, check out Gameday Boutique, a Web-based retail effort from Charlotte sisters Tempie Largen, 27 and Frances More, 23.

Both Myers Park High School and UNC alumnae, they say they were inspired to launch the store by their failed shopping experiences.

“Carolina blue is the most difficult color to find in the world,” Tempie said with a laugh recently.

The online store features non-licensed clothing and accessories in 14 team-friendly colors. The apparel at Gameday Boutique is free of logos, team names and mascots.

Most of the dresses, tops, pants, skirts and accessories are under $200. Big sellers right now are handbags and scarves, especially the Peppers scarf ($23.75).

Check out Thursday's Style section for more on Gameday Boutique.


  1. I believe her name is Frances, Francis is a boy's name.

  2. Ooops! That's what you get when you're typing too fast. Fixed.

  3. We just order our scarves! Go Panthers!

  4. Rachel- Some of the clothes, sweaters and dresses, are actually under $100, very affortable for the style. The sisters are great to work with and very accomodating!! And I actually own the Peppers scarf and received numerous compliments. Thanks for writing about these girls!!

  5. I've wasted so much time over the years trying to look cute for sporting events without looking cheesy in team colors. Gameday Boutique just simplified my life! I love the Peppers scarf and especially that Kally scarf, so cute!