Yet another summer went by in the blink of an eye – the good news is, returning back to school doesn’t have to be a bummer for your children. The best way to ring in a new school year is with a back to school shopping spree. No matter what age your children are or what clothing style they fancy, Temple offers some great shopping experiences to get your children excited about going back to school. Plus, taking the kids shopping is a great excuse to treat yourself to something new. If you’re stuck on where to begin your back to school haul, check out these stores in Temple.

Downtown Temple

The heart of Temple lies downtown and so do all of the great shops in the city. If you have an athlete in the family, Sports World is your one-stop-shop for athletic gear. They offer sports equipment from the highest quality brands and create custom shirts and caps on-site. Plus, if they don’t have what you’re looking for, they can order it for you. 

If your child is looking for some clothes with a lot of character, Twice Upon a Clothesline has you covered. This consignment shop in Temple is a great place to shop for one-of-a-kind clothing at an unbeatable price.

Before leaving downtown, stop in at the Book Cellar to search for the books on your child’s reading list. Even if you don’t find the books required in their school curriculum, the Book Cellar has plenty of books to pick up for after school reading. They also offer comics, collectibles, and action figures to reward your child for their hard work at school.

Temple Mall

When it comes to shoes and accessories, Temple Mall is the place to be. If your kid needs some new kicks for the school year, the options are endless. With Journeys, Footlocker, and Shoe Dept. all under one roof, the hardest part will be picking the right pair.

Once your child has found the perfect pair of shoes for their new school year, take a visit to Claire’s to find some matching accessories. They offer everything from jewelry, to hair accessories, to backpacks and bags.

If you have an older child, or you want to upgrade your own wardrobe, Cato Fashions has the trendiest fashion at an amazing price. At Cato Fashions, you can choose from juniors and women’s clothing to find an outfit that instills confidence in you and your student.

Market Place Shopping Center

If Temple mall doesn’t have what you’re looking for, you can head across the street to find Kohl’s and Rustic River Boutique. With unbeatable back to school deals, Kohl’s has everything you need for yourself, your family, and your home. Plus, if you’re a busy parent, Kohl’s makes back to school shopping easy. You can buy your clothes online ahead of time and pick them up in the store to save the hassle.

The apparel and accessories at Rustic River Boutique embody the southern charm of Temple, Texas. They offer women’s and children’s clothing with a selection of funny graphic tees, rustic denim, and stylish blouses. 

Temple Towne Center

If you’re looking for some great deals, Ross and Marshalls are where it’s at. You’ll find everything you need in one spot – from shoes and apparel, to backpacks and accessories. With new styles arriving all the time, you’re bound to find a unique piece of apparel your child will love. Plus, Ross is giving back to the local Boys & Girls Club to help local kids learn.

Before you leave Temple Towne Center, don’t forget to stop at Hobby Lobby to stock up on all your child’s back to school crafting needs. After all, nothing is worse than forgetting to buy the poster board your child needs for their school project – we’ve all been there before.

While you’re at it, you might as well stop at Noye’4 to get yourself a new outfit. This family owned business offers high-quality, hand-picked items at an amazing price.

Instilling Confidence Through Style

Temple, Texas is home to a diverse, vibrant 6A school district, excelling in advanced academics, fine arts, athletics, and career and technical education programs. With a mission to inspire, motivate, and empower students to reach their full potential, Temple ISD provides your students with a bright future. 

What better way to inspire your child to be the brightest version of themselves than with a few new outfits from Temple’s abundant shopping scene? Not only does Temple have a diverse selection of shops to choose from, but they all offer the clothing your children need at an affordable price. For more shopping experiences in Temple, check out the vast selection that downtown has to offer!