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Kansas Sampler: Best KU Souvenir Store, Best of Lawrence 2015.

Kansas Sampler: Best KU Souvenir Store, Best of Lawrence 2015.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Kansas Sampler

921 Massachusetts St. • (785) 841-1300

The Kansas University souvenir market isn’t just for T-shirts anymore. One step inside Kansas Sampler in downtown Lawrence makes that obvious.

When it comes to KU gifts and gear, the shop carries an array of items aimed at appealing to all Jayhawk fans.

That’s part of what sets Kansas Sampler apart, store manager Candace Anstaett says.

“Just about anything you can think of — premium jewelry, kitchenware, you name it, they make it,” Anstaett says. “It’s so diverse.”

Lawrence’s store is one of seven Kansas Samplers in the state, and the specialty sports boutique company has expanded to include a couple dozen Rally House stores outside Kansas. The Lawrence store also sells Royals, Chiefs and Sporting KC gear, and even a few Kansas State University items.

Anstaett says one unique offerings is a three-section black-and-white artwork depicting Allen Fieldhouse. For clothing, there’s everything from classy button-ups for men to chiffon fashion tops for women.

So you’re actually just looking for a T-shirt? Kansas Sampler has those, too, of course.

Best of Lawrence 2015