Retail Therapy: The Rocket


For the coolest customizable t-shirts and fabulous vintage finds, The Rocket gives you the finest this YYC universe has to offer (624 17th Ave S.W.). Designing and manufacturing their own transfers, The Rocket proves its passionate love for fashion, pop culture and music (old school and contemporary alike) in every corner of this eclectic shop.


Choose an image from their neatly displayed, fun-to-flip books, choose a shirt from their shelves and they’ll press it while you wait. Or bring in a photo of your beloved and they’ll transfer it for you while you shop their shelves of vintage clothes or retro knick-knacks. Pick from hundreds of designs, and personalize even more with whatever style, size and colour you desire.


And for the month of October, blissfully plan your Halloween ensemble with their stellar selection of men and women’s costumes. Shop Manager Connor McKeown sees the most interesting costumes created when great vintage finds turn into screen-printing creations.


The Rocket has been a Calgary staple for over 15 years, evolving the avenue into a world of its own. McKeown says “we’ve always seen the area as a community and tried to keep within that trendy vibe.” Noting how inclusive this quirky little haven is, he adds The Rocket has “prints, accessories and other vintage merchandise that appeal to all age groups and interests.”

For Halloween prep and all occasion t-shirt printing, take one small step into The Rocket, and one giant leap for vintage finds.

Stay up-to-date on all things Rocket by following them online below:


Instagram: @bangontshirts

Twitter: @Bang_On

2 Responses to “Retail Therapy: The Rocket”
  1. Shae Dorscht -

    Hi! I sent a message over facebook, just not sure if you guys check it as often. I am looking to get 2 black hoodies done for Christmas. I have a design for the front and I know what I would like on the back of the hoodies as well. They are for two 9 year old boys, not sure if you have kids sizes or not. Just inquiring the prices and if it would be done by Christmas. I can send the design through facebook if you guys still use it, or I can stop in on Saturday possibly.

    Thank you

    • 17th Ave -

      Hello Shae,

      Thanks for touching base. You’ll have to get in touch with The Rocket directly. You can give them a call at 403.244.2099.

      Happy Holidays
      – 17th Ave SW

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