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Back-to-School Shopping Tips and Trends

westminster mall in orange county


Back-to-School Shopping Tips and Trends

westminster mall in orange county

Kidgits Event

Kidgits Back To School event with Radio Disney is this weekend!

Date: Saturday, August 18th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: Macy’s Court

There will be coloring, crafts, face painting, and prizes! For more info, visit Westminster Mall’s Facebook page:

Back-To-School Shopping Tips

  • Back to school shopping is starting early this year. Be sure to come soon to take advantage of sales.
  • Arrive at the property early to avoid crowds and find a prime parking spot.
  • Make lists of specific things for each child before you get there to streamline the process.
  • Visit the property on a week day in the afternoon, that’s when you’ll find the smallest crowd.
  • If you’re buying a backpack for your child, use that to help carry items you’ve just purchased.
  • Save heavy purchases for last so you don’t have to carry them around.

Back-to-School shopping trends

trends at children's place

  • Fancy Footwear
  • Headpieces (headbands, caps, glittery pins)
  • Boots (textured, colorful, very high over the knee and very low ankle height)
  • Feminine silhouettes and details
  • Sleepwear for day
  • Chunky knits
  • Lots of accessories – bright, chunky, piled on
  • Prints of all kinds
  • Skinny jeans
  • Tribal looks
  • Bright, bold colors

Pattie Cordova is founder of Cordova Media Group, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm that develops and creates social media strategies for businesses. She manages and is EIC for LMVL SoCal. In her spare time (what little there is LOL) she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family (two chiclets and a Hubster) and traveling.



  1. Tiffany Cruz

    August 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Back-To-School shopping can be so overwhelming. I hate crowds and so whatever I can to avoid them. I like to shop early morning and not on the weekends, that seems to help. Just like you posted about.

  2. mglawler

    August 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    These are awesome tips!

  3. Crazy Coupon Mommy

    August 15, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Great tips – thank you!

  4. Smash Bravo

    August 16, 2012 at 5:41 am

    I would buy some more school uniforms for my daughter. A little girl can never have enough clothes/

  5. BellaVida Letty

    August 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I skipped the sales this year because of the crowds. I'm beginning to shop online more.

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