It’s the final stretch of summer and you’re still beaching, boogie boarding and barbecuing with the kids. But the back-to-school clock is ticking loudly with the start of a new school year just around the corner. Whether you’re feeling a bit misty-eyed that carefree summer days are coming to a close or are looking forward to getting back to a more quiet, ahem, we mean “predictable” routine, one thing is certain: The fall back-to-school shopping season is officially in full swing. And truth be told, we may get even more excited than the kids do when it comes to ticking items off the school supplies list and outfitting them for the new school year.
Our favorite part? Designers and brands — from J.Crew to Golden Goose and home stores such as Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn — have been upping the ante on super stylish kids collections that even adults covet. No one wants a tardy slip, so to help you get ready in time for the start of the school year, we’ve put together a list to inspire your own South Coast Plaza shopping excursion — from picture-worthy first-day outfits to cool kicks, awesome lunch boxes and more! Teacher’s apple not included.
SOUTH COAST PLAZA
FABULOUS FIRST-DAY FASHION
Help them make a super stylish first impression for the teacher.
On the playground or out and about, these classics are anything but basic.
IN THE BAG
Super cute bags to help them express their personal style.
OH LA LUNCH!
Make food fun for them.
BEST FOOT FORWARD
Coolest kicks for cool kids.