The best week of the year is officially upon us!
On Sunday, Discovery kicked off their official Shark Week 2019 celebration with a killer programming scheduled set to run throughout the week. One week just may not be enough for some of the sharkiest of shark enthusiasts. For those of us who want to keep rocking the shark spirit all year round, Discovery has teamed up with some amazing partners to bring you the ultimate line of merchandise.
This year, Discovery’s merchandise includes new lines of apparel, footwear, accessories, and toys! The network has teamed up with Vans, CVS, and others to bring some of their most impressive merchandise yet. Items are available online and at Vans stores, Footlocker, Nordstrom, PacSun, Urban Outfitters, and other specialty retailers. Portions of the sale proceeds will benefit Oceana, a charitable organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale, and Discovery’s charitable partner.
Carolann Dunn, Vice President of Consumer Products Licensing for Discovery said:
[row]“For more than three decades, Shark Week has been summer’s must-watch pop culture phenomenon, drawing in millions of viewers to explore the ocean’s depths with these powerful and mysterious creatures. We are thrilled to bring fans such a diverse slate of merchandise to help them show their love for Shark Week this summer and beyond.”[/row]
Check out just some of the sharky goodies below.
Vineyard Vines is back this year with nearly 50 styles in apparel, swimwear and beach accessories for kids, men and women. New must-have designs for this year feature the hammerhead and whale sharks.
Build-A-Bear is also back with a new customizable collection.
CVS has joined in the celebration. 3,000 stores will feature novelty items and gifts across the country. Items will include beach towels designed by Jay Franco, leopard shark-shaped blankets by Blankietails, shark-theme playsets by Bright Kingdom and shark plushies by Dandee.
Knockaround returns for their 5th year celebrating. Their line features exclusive Shark Week sunglasses, t-shirts by Fifth Sun, boxer shorts by Crazy Boxer and shark-themed socks from Sock Fancy.
Tervis is featuring three new insulated tumblers, including an augmented-reality tumbler, and shark-themed drinkware.
This year’s Shark Week celebration is setting sail on the high seas. Princess Cruises will be celebrating with a variety of events, promos, themed culinary offerings and onboard festivities. It’s the Summer of Shark on Caribbean Princess with content showcased on 13 ships worldwide.
Shark Week 2019 kicked off on Sunday, July 28th. This year, Discovery is boasting over 20 hours worth shark programming which audiences can’t wait to sink their teeth into. Programs will include the first-ever scripted feature-length film titled Capsized: Blood in the Water. The film is a true story about an October 1982 shark encounter and stars Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars), Rebekah Graf (The Amityville Murders), Beau Garrett (The Good Doctor), and Josh Close (Person of Interest).
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A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).