Tackle Your Back to School Shopping at these Local Stores & Online Retailers

Tackle Your Back to School Shopping at these Local Stores & Online Retailers - Raleigh Moms BlogIt’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 & FitchMy daughter loves their kid’s clothes!


Crazy 8

The GapMy daughter loves their kid’s clothes too!


H&MTheir kid’s clothes are priced moderately, and are usually trendy.

Journey’s KidzTheir selection of kid’s shoes is eclectic, and they have a great clearance section usually.


Kids Footlocker

OshKosh B’gosh

Rack Room ShoesKid’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!

Shoe Carnival

Stride Rite

The Children’s PlaceThey 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.

BelkTheir Red Dot clearance sales are EVERYTHING!

JCPenneyDon’t forget to check your newspaper for their coupons! I always cut out the $10 off a $10 purchase coupons. Big savings!

Kohl’sTheir app lets you know anytime there is a sale, coupon or special buy.



Old NavyTheir clearance sales can have you with a bag of clothes, for next to nothing.



TargetMake sure to always check their app for coupons!

TJ Maxx



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!

Around Again

Cause for Paws

Children’s Orchard

Dorcas Thrift Shop


Kids EveryWEAR

Kid to Kid Apex

Missions Thrift

Next Consignment Boutique

Once Upon A Child

The Salvation Army

Upscale Resale for Kids

Online stores

I always join mailing lists, to ensure I know when they’re having special sales and deals on kid’s clothes and shoes!



Little Trendsetter




Are there any amazing local stores where you like to shop for your kids that need to be added to the list? Share in the comments below!

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