Your Best Bets for Local Back-to-School Shopping in Calgary

Back to School Shopping in Calgary - SavvyMom
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The new school year has snuck up on us once again, and with the coming of fall comes back to school shopping in Calgary. Although refreshing your kids’ wardrobe can be fun, it can also be exhausting trying to find the best stores to meet their style requirements when there are so many to choose from. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite kids’ clothing shops in Calgary to take out some of the guesswork before the big day!

Best Bets for Local Back to School Shopping in Calgary

Enfance Designer Kids Boutique |

If designer duds are on your shopping list for back to school shopping in Calgary, look no further than Enfance Designer Kids Boutique. Folks love the helpful and friendly staff and the great selection of designer clothing, shoes, and accessories. If you love brands like Little Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith Junior, Petit Lem, Stella McCartney Kids, and Moschino Baby to Teen, Enfance in the CORE Shopping Centre is a must-stop.

Growing Co. Eco Kids Boutique |

For well-priced clothing and exceptional service, head to Growing Co. Eco Kids Boutique, located both online and in the Calgary Farmers’ Market’s South location. They’ve got sustainable and organic clothing for babies and kids from brands like Parade Organics, Lemon Butter Babies, and Little Lott Clothing Co. that’ll keep your kids looking fresh and feeling comfy all day long.

West Coast Kids |

West Coast Kids is a go-to for all things baby, but did you know they also have an awesome selection of clothing for older kids, too? Whether you’re on the hunt for a cool new pair of VANS or Dr Martens, a Herschel backpack, or a statement sweater from Brunette The Label, West Coast Kids has a fun selection of one-of-a-kind pieces from brands you won’t find anywhere else.

Cutey N Coolty |

Located in the CrossIron Mills, Cutey N Coolty has a selection of fun and unique pieces in sizes for kids up to 10 years you won’t find anywhere else! Whether your kids want to go fancy or casual, you’re guaranteed to find something stylish that’ll set them apart in this year’s class photo. They also have an online store.

Old Navy |

Old Navy is a sure shot for trendy clothes that won’t break the bank. Whether you’re shopping in store or online, there’s always a great deal to be had on everything everyone in the family needs for back to school and the whole year through. To make your savings go even further, check out their Navyist Rewards program where you earn one point for every dollar you spend. 100 points gets you $1 off of your order.

Gap Kids |

Let Gap be your go-to for all things denim and beyond. Whether your kids have been begging for some super comfy joggers, trendy ’90s loose jeans, or are sticking with skinnies, Gap has every style, wash and colour of jeans your kids can think of. If your fam attends a school with uniforms, be sure to check out staples like dresses and skirts, khakis and polos in the uniform shop.

H&M |

Graphic tees and sweaters? Check. Leggings, jeans, sweats, and skirts? Check. Shackets, puffers, and coats? Yup. Backpacks, shoes. and accessories? You got it. H&M is a favourite for kids and adults alike looking for cool clothing at affordable prices. Become a member for free to save 10% off your first order, and rack up points and get access to exclusive offers all year long.

Zara Kids |

For elevated picks for kids who always want to look runway ready, head to Zara Kids at Chinook Mall and Market Mall. Knit sweaters, bomber jackets, coordinating sweatshirt and jogger sets, puffer vests, skorts and leggings are just some trendy picks you’ll find at Zara whether you shop in store or online.

Carter’s |

Carter’s is a Canadian staple for clothing for babies, toddlers and big kids. They’ve got great deals on sets and separates, as well as clothing for inside and outdoors. With 6 locations across Calgary, there’s a great chance that there’s a store near you, but if not, you can always check them out online!

Urban Kids |

If you’ve got kids between the ages of 4 and 14 looking for fun and trendy back to school clothing and accessories, you’ve got to pay a visit to Urban Kids, located in the Southcentre Mall. Malborough Mall, Sunridge Mall, and Crossiron Mills. Urban Kids has a huge range of styles for young people, from everyday, casual clothes, to dressy outfits for special occasions.

Joe Fresh |

If you don’t have the time to make a designated trip to the mall in the hustle and bustle of back to school, why not load up your cart with cool clothes while you’re grocery shopping? Joe Fresh is a clothing brand filled with fun closet staples at awesome prices, conveniently located inside the Real Canadian Superstore. They frequently have great items available on their Sale racks; check your PC Optimum app to see if there are any promotions available for collecting points before your next purchase, too!

Secondhand Stores

Any parent can tell ya, even the cutest brand new outfit is no match for a kid’s growth spurt. If you want to make your money go the extra mile on back to school shopping, making a visit to local secondhand stores is definitely the way to go. Check out six great ones in Calgary here!

What are your favourite stores to do back to school shopping in Calgary? Did we miss any great ones? Let us know in the comments!


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