|Jan. 10, 2009--The Presidential
Inaugural Committee opened its official store at 625 E Street NW.
Memorabilia ranges from campaign-type items such as buttons and
T-shirts to collectibles including glassware, china, and pewter.
the T-shirts has a design done exclusively for the PIC by Shepard
Fairey. A knitted blanket with the official
Inaugural seal sells for $150. For babies there are onesies
($15), and for
children piggy banks ($10), yo-yos, and a wooden train toy from
Vermont ($22). All items for sale in the store are made in
America, according to PIC spokesperson Brent Colburn. The store
is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and from Jan. 17-Jan. 21 will be open
from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Additional items can be purchased from the
for example, a gold, silver and bronze medallion set sells for
$3,000. Proceeds from sales benefit