It’s that time again – back to school! My 9-year-old always enjoys the days leading up to school starting, because she loves shopping for new clothes and shoes. For our family this means shopping the national chain stores, ordering online and checking out local children’s resale and consignment shops.
If you’re stumped on where to begin your school shopping for your growing kiddo here is a list of stores to help you tackle that back to school shopping as efficiently and as economically as possible.
Stores listed below all have brick and mortar locations in the Triangle, and most have websites where you can also purchase from online. Many stores have different sales on their websites sometimes, so check both if you can!
Start shopping for Back to School at these Local Stores and Online Retailers
National Chain Stores here in the Triangle area:
Insider Tip: Make sure you go to the store website and check for coupons, sales, and clearance deals before you shop. Most stores also have loyalty programs, and when you join, you’ll receive even more coupons and deal info.
Abercrombie & Fitch – My daughter loves their kid’s clothes!
The Gap – My daughter loves their kid’s clothes too!
H&M – Their kid’s clothes are priced moderately, and are usually trendy.
Journey’s Kidz – Their selection of kid’s shoes is eclectic, and they have a great clearance section usually.
Rack Room Shoes – Kid’s shoes for buy one, get one half off is usually a win. Not to mention, many of their coupons work on top of that everyday sale!
The Children’s Place – They have remarkable semi-annual clearance sales online and in-store.
Local Department stores with a sizeable kid’s section:
Insider Tip: Check websites for coupons, sales and clearance deals before you head out for your back to school shopping.
Belk – Their Red Dot clearance sales are EVERYTHING!
JCPenney – Don’t forget to check your newspaper for their coupons! I always cut out the $10 off a $10 purchase coupons. Big savings!
Kohl’s – Their app lets you know anytime there is a sale, coupon or special buy.
Old Navy – Their clearance sales can have you with a bag of clothes, for next to nothing.
Target – Make sure to always check their app for coupons!
Triangle-Area Children’s Resale and Consignment Stores
All resale stores are hit or miss, but when you hit – they are WIN! Make sure to ask for the days they do deals on kid’s clothing. A lot of stores have special sales on certain sections, like an additional 50% off apparel. Just make sure to get there early those days!
I always join mailing lists, to ensure I know when they’re having special sales and deals on kid’s clothes and shoes!