Back to School Shopping, Bergen County Style

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It's just about that time of year you either love or loathe, or a little bit of both: back to school season. On top of managing your kids' busy fall schedules and getting them used to new classes, it's also the time when closets everywhere are cleaned out to make room for new fall clothes and back-to-school must haves. While you're kids may not be thrilled about the start of a new year, a small way to help them get excited is with new gear, and Bergen County boutiques deliver.

Get ready for the new school year and visit these local shops with fun and fashionable finds for every style and all ages, whether your little one is headed to their first year of preschool or your teen is entering their final years of high school. Not to mention finds for you! Are you a Bergen Mama Insider yet? You can really explore and save! The Bergen Mama Insider App is your exclusive gateway to the best deals and savings in and around Bergen County! It's the app that pays for itself with just ONE visit. 


Threads, Westwood Need a one-stop-shop for you and your older kids to grab fashionable finds without a hefty price tag? Threads in Westwood has trendy clothes for a wide range of ages, including back-to-school college gear like off-the-should sweatshirts and long-sleeve tees to get them ready. You can also find cozy matching sweat sets, comfy sweaters, light jackets and more. Plus, there's a wide range of accessories like hats, gloves, bags, and jewelry to complete their look.


Ludovica, Westwood Grab fall fashion for your teen at Ludovica, which has styles they want (crop tops, we're looking at you), and accessories. Sweaters, jackets, shackets, jeans, skirts (mini and maxi), and layering looks are all available to shop, along with must-have shoes like combat boots and braided sandals. Plus now you can even find some mini and me matching kids clothes including solid-color crewnecks in lavendar and cream.


Hunt & Orchard, Ridgewood This boho chic spot has unique and stylish looks for the whole family, with a constant rotation of fresh and fashional finds. For heading back to school, look for light layering jean jackets, vintage T-shirts, relaxed denim, stretchy leggings, and so much more. And while you're there, start getting ready for for pumpkin season with new arrivals in-store from now until October 31. 


Ave Lumi, Tenafly The sustainable, eco-friendly brand has adorable fashion finds and accessories for babies through adults, so your whole family can get a wardrobe update in time for school. You can shop matching printed sets, dresses, flowy pants and tops, and even grab a new coat to get ahead of your winter shopping. You can also find basics that can pair with any outfit, along with rainboots and snowboots for toddlers and young kids.


Marcia's Attic Kids, Englewood With a trend-filled section dedicated to back-to-school, this kids-only shop may give you closet envy (of your child). Katie J boucle skirts, crossover jeans, printed long-sleeve tees, and hoodies will give your child the bts style that will make mornings a little easier. And with clothes available in sizes 2 to 16, there's a good chance you'll be able to find looks for all of your kids.


Private Room, Westwood If they spent all summer being active (read: dirty) at camp, or are just growing too quickly to keep up with, it may be worth investing in a new pair of sneakers, and this hidden spot in Westwood has plenty of options to suit their style. You can check out some of the newest and hottest styles on its Instagram, which includes the latest Jordans colors, Nikes, Yeezy slides, and more.


Ped-Agree Shoes for Kids, Wyckoff Sneakers, boots, socks, and backpacks are available at this kids' specialty shoe store, known for its top-notch customizer service. They'll make sure your child is fitting for the right size shoe, and have a variety of comfortable, quality curated brands of sneakers, slip-ons, sandals, boots, and more. If you need a more personalized experience, especially with a younger child, Ped-Agree may be your new go-to.


Pumpkin and Bean, Closter Serving kids sizes 0 to 16, Pumpkin and Bean's back-to-school styles include comfy sweats from Molo, printed fall and crochet winter jackets, denim skirts, lightweight button downs (hello, school pictures), along with shoes like loafers and colorful sneakers, backpacks, winter hats, and keychains. You can also get certain items personalized, like pencil pouches, beanies, and backpacks for an extra special touch.


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