Our Story

The Road Trip Mercantile was founded when we decided to start a company that fit our road trip lifestyle and love for small towns.



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I thank my parents for showing me that travel is enjoyable, meaningful, and memorable. So many of my childhood memories were created while on family road trips. Our outings shaped the relationships I currently have with my parents and three brothers. Sunday drives, weekend getaways, and cross-country summer vacations represent the freedom to explore my biggest inspirations.  I look forward to many new adventures and hope to inspire you to also be "Livin' the Road Trip Moment."   -Maria

The reason I looked forward to June arriving wasn’t because it ushered in the end of another school year. It was because it meant early afternoon milkshakes at Stuckey’s, campsite setups, and campfire dinners. It meant waking up the next morning to cool peaceful sounds of the outdoors and the aroma of a hot breakfast before we tackled the adventures of the day. I didn’t know where we were going or what the day had planned for us, but I did know that I was going to see and experience something I had never experienced before. These are the memories that shaped my life and have inspired me to keep “Livin’ the Road Trip Moment.”   – Mike

Small Town Imprints Make a Big Time Impact!

Our mission is to honor the places we love with products that connect us to them. We care about small towns and to show our support we are happy to donate a portion of every sale back to the destination promoted on the product. As we grow larger, we hope to partner with more small town destinations and organizations which will raise funds for that location.

Quality That Matches Values. 

Before launching RT Merc we really didn't know much about the process of manufacturing clothing and the impact it can have on the environment and human life. After learning how our business can help improve this impact, we have made a commitment to print on t-shirts that cost a bit more to provide a better life for those that make it, and to use materials that have a better impact on the environmentWe work hard to integrate sustainable and responsible practices so that others can embody the same core values of love the earth and love one another. We have partnered with green companies, those that take every opportunity to reduce co2 emissions, water use, and landfill input. 

All of our products are provided at affordable prices. We believe that your budget should not impact the quality of products available to you and your friends.


We strive to deliver your items in a timely manner and trust that you will love our products. In the unlikely event that a product is unsatisfactory, we will be happy to provide a full refund within 30 days. 

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