About You Monograms in Bridgeport can personalize your Mountaineer clear gear—and just about anything else.

➼ When Lisa Lang and her husband got out of the oil and gas business a few years ago, Lang thought back to her days working in retail in college and how she enjoyed meeting people. She decided to open a gift shop.

“Retail, monogramming—About You, it’s a lot of both,” Lang says.

About You Monograms specializes in embroidery, personalizing fabric items in quantities from one up to a couple dozen. “If you want a special hat, or if you want 24 of a shirt with a logo on it, we can do that. And we have hats here to choose from, we have blankets, jackets, sweaters, T-shirts, Oxford shirts,” Lang says. “We have things here in the store or we can special order things, and we also allow customers to bring things in.”

Beyond embroidery, the shop hires out monogramming on a wide range of other materials, like cutting boards, glassware, and mariposa, a recycled aluminum product. It carries a large selection of jewelry from handcrafters Bourbon and Boweties and Metal Monk as well as silver pieces that can be engraved. Baby gifts, Ella B candles, wedding presents—it’s a shop full of gifts you can personalize for that hard-to-buy-for person, Lang says.

And relevant to Mountaineer fans at this time of year, About You carries clear gear that complies with WVU ticketed sporting event policies and can be personalized as well. “I have a solid vinyl crossbody bag with a WV logo on it that we can monogram with vinyl on vinyl, and I also have a vinyl bag that has fabric on it that we can embroider,” Lang says.

Turnaround for monogramming is usually 72 hours, but watch the Facebook page—About You sometimes offers while-you-wait service.

110 West Main Street, Bridgeport, 304.842.2178, @aboutyoumonograms on Facebook


Photo courtesy of Lisa Lang

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Pam Kasey
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Pam Kasey has traveled, brewed, farmed, counseled, and renovated, but most loves to write. She has degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and in journalism from West Virginia University. She loves celebrating Morgantown and West Virginia as executive editor at New South Media.