Without access to creative online retail stores, America's only clothing options would be the megastore's gray UPC-coded jumpsuits and the thrift store's tattered muu-muu's. Celebrate uber-creative self-decoration with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of merchandise from San Francisco-based GAMA-GO. Your Groupon's value can be applied to tax and the $5 flat shipping rate; orders of $50 or more ship for free.
Launched by apparel industry entrepreneurs who were kidnapped by a yeti, GAMA-GO purveys a mad menage of brain-teasing and grin-inducing clothes, accessories, and decorative supplies—many of which feature GAMA-GO's stable of home-grown cartoon characters, such as the angry-looking Deathbot, deadly cute Ninja Kitty, and ubiquitous Yeti. Wear your love for early Nintendo games on your sleeve with the Duck Hunter tee ($28)—a shirt that features Deathbot clutching a presumably lifeless 8-bit duck—and your love of moustaches on your finger with a fingerstache temporary tattoo ($5). The flipper guitar spatula ($12) allows for a finely tuned flapjack flipping, a shredding scrambled egg solo, or a virtually painless tortilla beating. Office supplies like the Yeti Kong floati pen ($5) will keep office drones entertained during dull performance reviews. And an illegal-leaf-shaped pot holder ($8) will keep your home's hot pot from burning your thumb until you’ve cashed its cooking. Celebrate your GAMA-GO purchases with a gulp from a squid wreck pint glass ($12).
Originally launched as a basement t-shirt business, GAMA-GO has evolved into a whole new retail monster in the minds of its creative founders, even enjoying a feature on the Today Show. Although products change from season to season and eventually disappear completely, GAMA-GO's eccentricities of design remain eternal. Add a little pep to the things you wear, the things you accessorize your house with, and the things you accessorize while wearing your house with today’s Groupon. You may begin the grand redemption starting July 24.
- Using its most popular characters -- the Yeti; the Ninja Kitty, a subversive version of the ubiquitous Hello Kitty character; the sinister skull- headed Deathbot; and mischievous TigerLily -- Gama-Go designs limited batches of clothing and accessories, from T-shirts to wallets, serigraph prints, toys and gifts. When the run is sold, the company moves on to another design. – Annie Nakao, San Francisco Chronicle
- Get these creatures on your body, stat. – Michael R., Yelp
- The key holders are adorable! If you're into independently designed graphics, then definitely pop in for a visit. – Candace K., Yelp
- The quality is great, the images are awesome, and it is all limited and new every season. What more could you ask for? – Seasons K., Yelp