Our Story

For nearly 3 decades, Bear Basics has consistently been the number one stop for Cal gear. Our goal is to provide alumni, sports fans, tourists, students, parents, and relatives an easy and convenient outlet to access a wide variety of Berkeley paraphernalia. In order to better accommodate alumni and fans who have moved out of the area, we have chosen to open our own website, so that no matter how far you are, Cal will always be close to the heart.

T-shirt Orgy and Bay Area Tees

How we started

 T-shirt Orgy is the home of Bay Area Tees. Being the largest Tees shirt store in the country (brick and mortor), we have devoted a good part of the store to the Bay Area. We are Bay Area proud! Most of their collection is designed and produced locally. We support local screen printers and embroidery companies right here in our back yard.

Bear Basics

2350 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, Ca 94704

Monday- Sunday

11:00am - 6:30pm

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Shop the best collection of Cal Bears merchandise at Bear Basics, your "One Stop Cal Shop". We have the best selection of Cal Gear available. Voted "BEST PLACE TO BUY CAL GEAR" two years in a row from the UC Berkeley student body. Bear Basics has a huge variety of Cal Gear to chose from. Brands assortments such as Champion, Russell, Under Armour, MV Sport and Colosseum to name just a few. Shop for everyone, Grand mom, Granddad, and Alumni. We even have your Cal Bear cub covered.

Our huge variety of Cal merchandise makes Bear Basics your "One Stop Cal Shop".