Back To School Shopping

Some schools started earlier than usual this year since Labor Day wasn't until September 7th, but that didn't stop the back to school shopping. To avoid the chaotic malls, a lot of locals turned to their town's very own boutiques for their purchases. I checked out the boutiques on Valley Road and found parents patiently shopping with their children, patience that wouldn't be present at a mall on a Saturday afternoon. The Little Shoebox had shoes from sneakers and flats, to dress shoes to rain boots, along with shoe accessories. Valley Girl also had a large range of shoes, along with fall clothing and accessories for women. Over The Moon had trendy clothing for tiny fashionistas and fashionistos and Bloomfield Ave.'s Hip Chic had a fun selection of vibrant backpacks. You can read my full article at Baristanet here: Back To School Shopping: Find All the Essentials Locally