About Us

About us

The T-shirt Company at Laguna Beach has been a favorite tourist shop in town for over 3 decades, specializing in carefully curated t-shirts, sweatshirts, and souvenirs. Throughout the years, our overriding statement has always been that of quality. Inspired by the incredibly rich history and happenings that make Laguna so special, we are cultivating a culture of community in the store.  

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Our history

Owner/artist Tillman Segal originally established the store in 1981, back in the day of heat transfers. The walls were covered from floor to ceiling with decals to choose from and we sold blank t-shirts, muscle tees, crop shirts and all. Throughout the years, our overriding statement has always been that of quality. We found that our customers come back visit after visit, sharing with us that some items refuse to wear out.  Tillman is painting non-stop these days! Find out more about his art work here

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Team

Currently, Tillman's daughter Lauren Segal has come into the picture. With a 10 year history in the non-profit international development sector, Lauren is bringing global social consciousness into the store. Inspired by the incredibly rich history and happenings that make Laguna so special, customers can begin to see the influence with more environmental products and items made locally. The store is also providing a platform for local non-profits to get their message out and raise money through the sale of t-shirts and other merchandise. Learn more about these initiatives here.

Sascha Lahti has also joined our team. He's heading up our online sales and in store inventory. Sascha is also a creative person, coming from a family of artists and craftsmen. He makes Adironstak chairs with his father, wood signs, and bamboo fixtures for sale in the store. He is also a life-long musician, from violin to bass to dj'ing deep/tech house music tracks. This year we have teamed up with Sascha's promotion company Beat Anomaly Sound System and Lauren's non-profit Give a Beat plus other local businesses to bring a monthly fundraising deep house party to down town Laguna Beach. This party has blown up and is being reviewed as "the best party in Laguna!" Follow him on Soundcloud and listen to his latest set, Laguna Sessions #9.

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What we care about

We are a “t-shirt shop with a conscience.”  We care about our customers, our community, our natural environment, our artists, our non-profits, and all the residents, including our homeless and low-income neighbors.  We will be sharing our community relation initiatives and information about our non-profit partner organizations in our regular blog posts. Like us on facebook and follow us on twitter and instagram too! 

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Making a difference

Owner Lauren Segal also has recently founded a new non-profit organization which harnesses the power of music to generate social good, specifically for youth and families who have been impacted by incarceration and homelessness. Find out more here www.giveabeat.org.