Augusta-area small businesses offer fun, festive holiday attire

Leonard "Porkchop" Zimmerman, Jr. shows off the holiday shirt he designed which features his beloved character, Happy the robot.

Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman, Jr. shows off the holiday shirt he designed which features his beloved character, Happy the robot.

Whether it’s for an ugly sweater competition, a gift for the Christmas-lover in your life, or just to spread holiday cheer, clothes, jewelry and other attire help people show their spirit of the season. Here are some small businesses in the Augusta-area offering festive fashion:

Cudos2U

This family-run boutique has a little bit of everything. In addition to a variety of gifts, there are plenty of Christmas pajamas, tops, charm bracelets, earrings and necklaces. They are also selling some ornaments that, when sold, help orphans and vulnerable children in Africa.

Cudos2U offers several holiday clothing and accessory options, like this charm bracelet, at its boutique in Evans, Ga.

Cudos2U offers several holiday clothing and accessory options, like this charm bracelet, at its boutique in Evans, Ga.

Cudos is located in Evans on Town Park Boulevard. The boutique hosts live events on its Facebook page every Wednesday where the managers network with customers and offer giveaways.

International Uniform

For first responders and anyone else who wears medical scrubs, International Uniform has you covered. The long-running store has several Christmas designs that feature Mickey Mouse, Frosty the Snowman and other characters. Owner Fred Daitch said his favorite design is, probably, the one with reindeers.

Masks and nurses uniforms are set up in holiday displays outside of International Uniform on Broad Street.

Masks and nurses uniforms are set up in holiday displays outside of International Uniform on Broad Street.

Coupons and giveaways are available for customers who purchase merchandise during the holiday season. The store is located on Broad Street in downtown Augusta. Products can be viewed online at iuiscrubs.com.

Vintage Ooollee

For those who want something other than a cool shirt or sweater, Vintage Ooollee has costumes available for rental. The store has a wide array of theatrical-quality costumes that are reminiscent of the 19th century as well as some more modern looks. Owner Ooollee Bricker said via Messenger that, this time of year, their most popular costumes are for Santa Claus, The Grinch, Mrs. Claus, “Sexy Ms. Claus” and Buddy the Elf.

Ooollee Bricker, owner of Vintage Ooollee on Broad Street in Augusta, GA.

Ooollee Bricker, owner of Vintage Ooollee on Broad Street in Augusta, GA.

The store is located on Broad Street in downtown Augusta. To ask about availabilities, call (706) 724-2591 or Message Vintage Ooollee’s Facebook page.

Happy holiday clothing

Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman, the artist behind the popular robot cartoon “Happy,” is selling holiday designed items featuring Happy wearing a Santa Claus hat and sitting on a background of gift bows. This design is available on shirts, socks, pillows and more.

"Happy" is a cartoon designed by Augusta graphic artist Leonard "Porkchop" Zimmerman. Happy's likeness can be found on commercial products and painted on walls across the area.

“Happy” is a cartoon designed by Augusta graphic artist Leonard “Porkchop” Zimmerman. Happy’s likeness can be found on commercial products and painted on walls across the area.

“Growing up, my grandmother had a drawer that she kept all of the wrapping present bows in. So, you’d pull one out of the drawer, put it on a package, and then after you’ve unwrapped everything on Christmas, you’d put them back in the drawer. It was just neat because then you’d have these bows from years past, but they just looked so cool,” Zimmerman said. “That just looked like Christmas to me.”

Zimmerman sells the merchandise on his Society6 web page, though any orders made right now would not be ready in time for Christmas. However, the holiday-merchandise is available all year round for those who feel the spirit of the season all 365 days.

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