Hard to believe that it’s that time of year again! Get the kids ready for back to school with our handy guide of places to find great deals, fashionable clothing, accessories, supplies and more. Every kid will feel fantastic for the first day back and you’ll have covered everything they need without breaking a sweat (or the bank). Let’s shop!
Skateboarding culture has permeated the fashion world making skater style popular over the past few years. Your teens will love the cool casual mix of sweats, court shoes, hoodies, tees and cargo pants. In fact, you might, too! Dyce has three locations in Edmonton including West Edmonton Mall and Premium Outlet Collection.
Portage and Main
Portage and Main is a standout among retailers of children’s and youth clothing. Many online orders are made-to-order, all fabrics use low-impact dyes that are safer for the environment, and the company ethos is to design “…clothing to be with your kids longer than a season.”. Find sweatshirts and tees with clever prints emblazoned on the front, ballcaps and joggers that kids will love.
A gift shop with flair, Shop Chop has all the extra accessories to make a fashionable impact. Layflat notebooks with colourful covers, “sarcastic” notepads (Tomorrow’s Problems, Queen of Lists) for reminders, hair accessories, enamel pins and jacket patches are among the options. Kids and teens will be kitted out in all the cool detail items that round out their look for the new school year.
Bianca Amor’s Liquidation Centre
It wouldn’t be an exciting shopping trip without the potential for big bargains and you can find those at Bianca Amor’s Liquidation Centre. There are two locations in Edmonton but keep in mind that this is a hunt! You’ll find different items on every visit that range from packaged food, clothing, electronics, toys… really almost anything. If you have a big family to get ready for school, consider popping in to make your budget go further.
Other Favourite Back to School Shopping Destinations
Feel like a one-stop shop? Take a look at our selections to get everything done in one place!
This downtown mall with tons of parking is easy to get to and has every type of store you’ll need to get those back school preparations done. The Children’s Place, H&M, Bentley, Walmart and Dollarama are among your options. And if you choose to visit Portage and Main (per the profile above), you’re already at Kingsway!
Premium Outlet Collection – Edmonton International Airport
For all the most popular brands at up to 65% off the regular retail prices, Edmonton’s outlet mall is for you. Gap Factory, Under Armour, Bluenotes, Adidas, Levi’s Outlet are only a few of the stores to check items off your list.
West Edmonton Mall
Stop in at North America’s largest shopping destination where you’ll find more than 800 stores, dining, and multiple family-friendly attractions. Getting the kids ready is easy with shops like Gap Kids, Kids Footlocker, Old Navy, West 49 and Indigo.
For more suggestions and locations for your back to school shopping, check out our guide for shopping in Edmonton’s Southside. And guess what? Our popular 1, 2, 3 Pick Your Rewards Deal is coming back!
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