Must-Have Back-to-School Shoes & Accessories


The weather is getting a little cooler and Pumpkin Spice drinks are available from your favourite coffee shop which means amazing fall styles are hitting the shops! Send your kids back to school with this year’s must-have shoes and accessories that will let them express themselves but won’t break the bank!

From cross-country to stylish streetwear, good sneakers are always a must-have for growing kiddos. Be sure to bring them with you to ensure the fit is good or, if they can’t come along, take a tracing of their feet that you can slip into each pair.

Nothing beats a boot for fall. Make getting out the door on time a guaranteed thing with a pull-on or zippered option while still looking super stylish. With the ever-changing weather, boots are also a good option when you’re not quite sure what the day will bring. An insulated, rubber-bottomed duck boot looks cute and will keep socks dry.

When it’s cold in the morning and warm in the afternoon, layering is the key. Add a cozy sherpa pullover, denim jacket, or lined windbreaker for added warmth on the walk to school. And for when the days get a little more chilly, a puffer jacket or vest will keep everyone toasty but can still roll up and fit inside a backpack.

Depending on their age, backpacks can be an easy way to carry a lunch box or used to lug homework to and from school. Look for wide padded straps to ease pressure on the shoulders and lots of pockets to keep things organized. A chest or waist strap is especially helpful if it’s loaded down with books or a laptop.

Hats & Gloves
Much like jackets, hats and gloves can be necessary for the morning and shoved into a backpack by the afternoon. A super-stylish beanie (with or without a pom) not only keeps your ears warm but also adds an extra layer of style to an outfit. Add mini-gloves (with or without texting fingers) for additional warmth while still being able to easily play. Grab a few extra reusable masks to keep near the door (or stash them in a backpack). And to keep things neat and tidy (and easy to find on the way out the door), a hanging accessories organizer keeps everything in its place and ready for the day.

Nothing says back-to-school like a fresh haircut. Get the kiddos picture-day ready with a new-do from one of our conveniently located salons and barbershops.

Aura Hair Group
Revolutions Hair Salon
St. Vital Unisex
Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop

See something you like? Shop the look at these St. Vital Centre retailers:

Shoes For Running
Athletic Sneakers: Carter’s Oshkosh, $28.50
Jordan Retro 11 Low: Footlocker, $75.00
Nike Air Max 270 Extreme: Foot Locker, $120.00
Nike Grade School Star Runner 2: SportChek, $64.99

Shoes For Style
Ricky Slides: Carter’s Oshkosh, $25.50
Modern Sneakers: Carter’s Oshkosh, $28.50
Floral Slip-On Sneakers: Carter’s Oshkosh, $28.50
Black Slip-On Sneakers: Carter’s Oshkosh, $24.00
New Balance 327: Foot Locker, $85.00
Geox Alonisso Sneakers: The Bay, $75.00
Canvas Slip-Ons: Onl Navy, $29.99

Duck Boots: Carter’s Oshkosh, $30.00
Riding Boots: Carter’s Oshkosh, $30.00
Sorel Emelie Chelsea Boots: The Bay, $110.00
Dr. Martens 2976 Chelsea Boot: Journeys, $109.99

Jackets for style
Hooded Twill Utility Jacket: Old Navy, $49.99
Classic Denim Jacket: Carter’s Oshkosh, $21.00
Oversized Black Jean Trucker Jacket: Old Navy, $44.99
Hooded Zip-Front Windbreaker Jacket: Old Navy, $44.99
Sherpa Uniform Hoodie: Carter’s Oshkosh, $21.00
Buffalo Plaid Glacier Fleece Half-Zip Pullover: The Children’s Place, $24.95
Uniform Windbreaker Jacket: The Children’s Place, $49.95
Uniform Sherpa Zip-Up Hoodie: The Children’s Place, $34.95

Jackets for extra warmth
Frost-Free Narrow-Channel Puffer Vest: Old Navy, $39.99
Puffer Jacket: The Children’s Place, $59.95
Under Armour Print Reversible Pronto Insulated Puffer Jacket: SportChek, $129.99

Backpacks for littles
Blue & Yellow Dinosaur Backpack: Carter’s Oshkosh, $24.50
Denim & Cherries Backpack: Carter’s Oshkosh, $24.50
Quilted Striped Backpack: The Children’s Place, $19.98
Red and Grey Dino Backpack: The Children’s Place, $24.47

Backpacks for bigs
Ripzone Newton 15L Backback: SportChek, $17.99
Ripzone Mona 25L Backback: SportChek, $29.99

Hats & Gloves
The Camp Hat: Carter’s Oshkosh, $19.50
Gamer Pom Pom Beanie: The Children’s Place, $24.95
Striped Texting Gloves 2-Pack: The Children’s Place, $11.87
Tie-Dye Beanie: The Children’s Place, $24.95
Ripzone Rainbow Pom Toque: SporkChek, $24.99
2-Pack Unicorn Mini Glove Set: Carter’s Oshkosh, $7.50

5-Pack Triple-Layer Masks for Kids: Old Navy, $15.00
Winter Accessories Organizer: Carter’s Oshkosh, $16.50

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