Best Clothing Brand/ Best Locally Owned Store

CLE Clothing Company

Clevelanders wear their hearts on their sleeves and their pride on their chests. CLE Clothing Company grew out of a small web-only biz to a brand that is worn by about half of the city, by our last count. Not bad for a few years' work. Whether you're rooting on the Tribe, Cavs or Browns — or simply want the world to know that you're from the Forest City and proud of it — CLE Clothing has just the tee for you. The threads tap into Cleveland cultural history with icons like Eliot Ness, surfing on Lake Erie, Dead Man's Curve and even Dyngus Day for the sweet sartorial nuances that make Cleveland and its quirks shine. And if you simply want 216 or CLE splashed on your chest, they have you covered too.

342 Euclid Ave., 216-736-8879, cleclothingco.com.

Staff Pick (Clothing Brand): I Love the Hype

Staff Pick (Locally Owned Store): Salty Not Sweet

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