Get Back to School Ready

As the new school year is approaching there are many mixed emotions. Some of you will be sending your children back into the classroom while others are opting to do school virtually. There is no right answer, and as parents, you will do the best thing for your children and your family. But whatever option you choose, kids need to be ready for a great school year!


Your children have not been in a classroom since March and during that time they have grown like a weed. You want to send that off in great style so not only do they great but they feel great as well. Our stores are ready with the latest in kids’ fashion. We found some sweet finds at local favorites H&M, Pink-n-Blue Ave., and Belk that will please moms and kids alike.

Tweens & Teenagers

Tweens and teenagers bring on a whole new level of fashion. This is when kids start to really express themselves through their fashion choices. Destin Commons has a myriad of stores for these picky youngsters to find that perfect outfit whether it is for school, a sporting event, or even studying virtually. Whether it is beachy casual looks from Maui Nix and Innerlight Surf Shop to that perfect date night look from Francesca’s and Lizard Thicket, you will find something that fits the bill. Your only dilemma is which store is your first stop.

Put Your Best Foot Forward

How many of you remember going shoe shopping just prior to the start of a new school year? For many of us, this was a huge deal and something we look forward to every year. Our kids are no different. There is just something about a new pair of kicks. That explains why women love our shoes! Today, kids have so many choices. You can never do wrong with a comfortable pair of sneakers. There are some amazing options at Journeys, Sunset Shoes, Finish Line, and Zumiez. If you are looking for something a little dressier, try Steve Madden.

It’s in the Bag

Back to school shopping is not complete without finding the perfect backpack. Your backpack is a fun way to express your personality yet completely functional. It seems that there is no end to the possibilities. Gone are the days of the basic backpack. Kids today can choose from a rainbow of colors and patterns, pockets galore to keep the kids organized, and a variety of sizes based on the child’s age. You can never go wrong with a classic Hershel backpack at Journeys but we are also loving the new State Kane backpack at Pink-n-Blue Avenue. Go backpack crazy this year!

Safety First

Who would have thought this time last year that we would be sending our kids off to school with face masks but 2020 has given us all kinds of surprises. But here we are so let’s use this chance to be safe while also making a fashion statement. Many of our stores have washable face masks available for sale plus many have them in kid sizes. In addition to facial coverings, be sure to send your child to school with hand sanitizer as well. We also suggest reminding your kids about the importance of washing their hands frequently to keep germs at bay and maintaining social distance from friends.

We wish all of your children the best of luck for a wonderful school year!

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