https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Introducing gear.duolingo.com!

Many community members have been asking us where they can get their hands on Duolingo shirts or stickers. Today, we are excited to announce the launch of our new Duolingo gear store where you can buy awesome Duolingo stuff. We will be adding more gear very soon, and we'll keep you posted when it is available. This is just the beginning!

All of what you see on the gear store is sold at cost. What does that mean? It means Duolingo makes no money on any of these purchases. What you pay covers our fulfillment and production costs and that's it. We do ship globally too!

So here it is! http://gear.duolingo.com (You can also find a link on the footer of the website.)

October 2, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/mariain
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Where is my cute little owl toy wearing the flag scarf?

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
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Yes! Make one for each language!

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Matthew_Phelps

Maybe it'll happen! Hopefully

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

I'd love to buy a Duo plush toy!

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

a plush toy would be great!

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Pixelstuff

me too ^^

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/John.Red
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Yessss! :D

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Salxandra
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Awesome.

Could you add in a size chart with actual measurements?

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Absolutely!

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PatricioJiang

iPhone case? :-O

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PatricioJiang

Perhaps a competition that pays in LiGoTs, oh yeah ... could be launched for the creation of 3D files native to one of the better FREE 3D printer creation programs for the creation of 3D files from which a "Duolingo Smart Phone Case" could then be made available to everybody. This would increase the coverage over many different types of phones. Once a project like this is started, only the file is needed, of course, so that anybody can download that, and print off their own case.

The design of the case might be such that a STICKER ... could be purchased from Duolingo that is a branded certificate earned by the purchaser. And that sticker might even be printable from the Duolingo user's account, printable on "sticker making paper" that is commonly available from most big box and craft stores.

So you would have a way cool, unique, personalized phone case with a sticker on it that shows your linguistic proficiencies ... It's not just a dream, it's DUOLINGOOOOoooo ! :-)

So the design, the back of the case, would need to have in interior bezel and a depressed area inside that bezel in which to mount the sticker, and of course, one could apply a NEW sticker over the OLD sticker, when the duolingo user gets a new or upgraded certificate.

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/-Roald-

Yeah. Android too.

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ichilingo

I definitely think Android should be made, but because there are so many Android phones to think of, they'd likely only be able to make it for the most popular phones.

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/-Roald-

Right.

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnieN82

what about samsung?

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ThenThereWasMeep

Android is an "OS". Samsung makes phones that runs Android on it. There is no one Android phone.

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhyssearle

The closest "android" phone would probably be the Google Nexus line.

October 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnieN82

Oh

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
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They could also make it into a sticker with a black or white background that can fit the most popular phones.

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DrDreizich
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too bad you can't pay in lingots...

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/zacharyctrs

There was a whole discussion about duolingo stuff , and how people could cheat to get enough lingots to "buy" a shirt if you could pay through lingots!

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex
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Looks really good! Thank you very much for providing us such gear. =)

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/makemusic
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Seriously, this is so awesome. Put a picture of Duo or "duolingo" on anything, and I will get it. Plush toy, phone case, clothes, pencils, notepads, mugs, backpacks, accessories, you name it. I will get it. :)

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/btalbert
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If I got a Duolingo tattoo could I get a free shirt or two? For serious.

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

We can't make any promises :)

October 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Deirdriu9

shirts are cheaper than tattoos, though . . .

April 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/btalbert
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Yea but then I'd have both.

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lilybean20

I love it

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lilybean20

the prices are a little high though

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis
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We negotiated the best price we could for this quality of shirt and printing. I should also stress that we ourselves make no money from selling the gear.

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nathansk8s
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But you guys should :0 all the work you do you should make at least a few dollars a shirt.

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AdoElias

Their revenue's model is not dependent on selling t-shirts - you have to realise that. BTW everyone wearing their branded gear will be promoting DL. I think its a fair deal for both sides.

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

They aren't profitable yet, according to this recent Forbes article.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2013/09/25/duolingo-takes-online-teaching-to-next-level-by-crowd-sourcing-new-languages/

Just throwing that out there. Hopefully that changes soon though.

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nathansk8s
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I'm aware of the revenue model and the advertisement that the shirts will provide.

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TCdot
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thank you Zach1337 for that link. I wondered how & why they did this. LOVED the TED talk....what a brilliant idea.....great biz model. so happy I found DL!

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/manticone

I agree. Duolingo offers a wonderful site and service to others. I wouldn't mind paying a bit more so the web designers and everyone else behind the venture made a little profit. The fact that they do everything to keep costs low for the gear, or free for the site....makes me love them all the more. I am telling all my friends about Duolingo!

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Since you're not making any money off the shirts, why not add an option to donate? I'm sure there are lots of people who would like to donate. I would if I had more money :P

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lilybean20

you don't!!!!??? im sooooo sorry I just to let you know I think you guys are great

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Dang. That sucks. Well, hopefully you guys become profitable soon so that that won't matter much.:)

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lilybean20

I agree with you its sad but we really do appreciate you guys who work here to make this website fun and to help people to learn different languages

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

18.00 for a t shirt is not much or cheap its perfect!

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lynxlynxlynx
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now just make variants with silly stuff Duo says (check the jokes thread) and it will skyrocket.

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/eva.lyus
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"the horse eats the girl"

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Ricaloca

"I do not talk to lawyers."

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.
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"We're men, not lawyers"

October 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
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"Do you have any black apples?"

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/John.Red
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"My sister thinks it's normal, but I don't"

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/John.Red
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"The dress is his"

October 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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"I live in an apple"

October 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sprogg96

"I do not know that bird."

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
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"Suddenly they see an elephant"

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
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"We are babies"

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/iyyume
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"He is yellow, so he is smart"

April 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/iyyume
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"You eat like a pig"

April 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Willberty

That's awesome guys! I think it's kind of a shame that you aren't profiting from this but then if it means an improved Duo, I'm not complaining. (Keep up the good work! You're all awesome!)

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

Now you can have duo anywhere you go!!!

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/blohrding
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duolingo need money to improve there site for us i think they should make money on there products

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Anonyduck

Great idea! Wondering about the sizing which I assume is US. Can anyone give a rough cm/in chest for the various mens, pls? [Ed. Also, waiting for the advent of the owl plushie :D ]

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mattjay81
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From American Apparel's website so hopefully should be helpful: Men's sizes:- http://www.americanapparel.net/sizing/default.asp?chart=mu.shirts Women's sizes:- http://www.americanapparel.net/sizing/default.asp?chart=womens.shirts

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

Awesome hoodie, i want a camisa that says "mis caballos beben cerveza" :P

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PilaTheUnicorn

you should make the owl plush available

February 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZHaydn

Where are the plush toys?

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/laseryohanna
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also might be nice to have a "something" (t-shirt, cup, bag, whatever) that has the Award Owl on it for when i achieve the completion. (not that i stop.. lol)

April 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/debo-mill

I love the new achievements and would love if you made them into pins and/or badges that we could purchase once we owned them. They are so pretty! And like others have said, I think you should make a small profit on the things you sell.

January 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AdoElias

Guys - you are really great and I really appreciate you bringing us these great surprises and news almost every day. I hope you will offer in gear.store wider variety of products soon. The prices are higher than I would prefer and t-shirts are not exactly my style but I would like to wear some unique and modern designed t-shirt with your logo :)

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

The quality of the shirts you see there is high and the prices were the lowest we could get for those. We'll be adding more gear soon, so definitely get ready to see a variety to select from :)

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo
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Hi Kristine,

I really like the look of the green t-shirt. Just putting in a request for the same shirt to also be made available in 100% cotton (the current one is polycotton). I understand that the cost would be higher.

Thanks

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Hola! You might see that in the near future. It's an awesome shirt. Wear it ALL the time.

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/manticone

Hi Kristine...are there going to be shirts made in German, French or Swedish? :) I'd love one! (I'm not focusing on Spanish right now, but those three). Thanks!

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt.Cooksey

If you look at other Tshirts by companies that don't specialize in Tshirts, such as Treehouse's, they aren't any cheaper than the one's DL's giving. I was actually mildly surprised at their low price. And, like Kristine said, they are good quality and it's not cheap to get those to sell.

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/manticone

The t-shirts are all American Apparel, which are fair trade/ fair labour and thus cost at least that much to buy in the store. That's why they can't sell the shirts for, say, $10.

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia
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And the hodies are already sold out! After 45 min...

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

They aren't sold out. They haven't been released yet. Note the "Coming Soon" text.

October 2, 2013

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I think, that they aren't actually "sold out"... as the capture of the picture of the hoodie on the main page reads: "COMING SOON"... I think the status of an article is set by default to "Sold Out", if the article is not available.

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Yes :)

October 2, 2013

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Haha, ok :D I thought that crazy Duolingist bought already all of them :)

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Celine1988
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You just made my day :D Awesome!!

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nmenez
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woot! there it is!

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

Maybe pants?

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Charlie_Treuse

There is merch. THERE IS MERCH. THANK YOU DUO! HUGS OUR ADORABLE MASCOT AND ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO MAKE THIS SITE POSSIBLE

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MrDerpDerp

Just shirts? Two shirts? :((((((((((( You're killing me Luis, stahp pls

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

More is on the way! This is just the beginning :D

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/auxbuss
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A huge owly w00t! for this. Thanks, as always.

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TomDiDove
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Cappelli

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profelevi
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How do the sizes of these shirts run? Is a medium a medium?? :)

October 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/manticone

I'd love to see Duolingo t-shirts and long sleeved jersey shirts with writing in Swedish, German or French (and when the Russian program launches)...Russian. :) Of course with Duo the Owl. It would be cool if they had a jersey shirt with the arms the colour of the flags for the country and Duo holding a flag of the country...like the Swedish Duo Owl etc. And I agree with so many other posters...to include the funniest sentences! ''The women eat the tortoises!'' LOL :)

May 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DPCharly

I can't see an "Ich bin a banane!" T-shirt :(

IT HAS to be one saying "Ich bin a banane!"

April 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryBlakely

I vote that a duo plush would be perfect :)

April 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/atjones4

You say the quality of the shirts is high. Can I ask what criteria are you using?

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

We spent a lot of time printing and getting this just right. We print on American Apparel shirts. We are confident we're getting the best printed on the best. :)

October 3, 2013

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I love the designs -- understated and elegant. Personally I find that AA shirts are just the wrong shape for me (too long and narrow) but they seem to be pretty popular with most of the world so I'm sure you'll have a lot of takers.

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/manticone

Could you bump it up a few sizes so, say, if you normally take a M, get an XL? Then it might be baggy enough? I am like this. I usually take an XS, but any brand that fits snuggly...I always go about 1 or 2 sizes up because, like you, I don't like that clingy feel. :)

May 21, 2015

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We are confident we're getting the best printed on the best.

With respect, this is a fairly meaningless statement and just sounds like marketing-speak. Also, you would have many people disagree with describing American Apparel polycotton t-shirts as 'the best'.

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Hey Oskalingo- we are very happy with how these t-shirts got printed. We work with an amazing printing company in Pittsburgh where Duolingo HQ is located. Lots and lots of thought was put into how to get the best quality and price. Trust me on that one :)

October 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Nerdator
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Mmm, good gear! The colours are kind of screwed up though.

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

Green is our mascot's colour and the other colours are great in my opinon!

October 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/manticone

I love the green one! I might get that right away. I'd also like to get shirts in Swedish, Russian (when it launches) and French or German. May I ask...does the site accept prepaid credit cards, like gift Visa or Mastercards?

May 21, 2015
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