Summer is wrapping up, folks. We have two full weeks left before it’s back to rushed mornings, homework, extracurricular activities and sack lunches. It’s back to school time! Which also means it’s time for back to school clothes! Austin has a lot to offer when it comes to first-day duds, so we’ve compiled a list of our favorite places to go Back to School Shopping in Austin, from high-end, to thrift, and everything in between.

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Millie & Mox
5145 North FM 620 Suite B110
Austin, TX 78732
Located at The Quinlan Crossing Shopping Center

Millie & Mox is a children’s boutique that carries brands from France, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Australia, the United States and yes, from here in Austin. The store also carries toys and books for ages 0 – 12 and holds regular free events to keep the store lively and the kids entertained. There’s Itty Bitty Playtime & Yoga every Wednesday, Awesome Animal Mornings on select Saturdays, and Fun Fridays where children’s artists perform in the mornings.

The clothes are some of the most adorable and eclectic that you will find, and there isn’t a better variety of cute shoes in the area.



Another huge plus for Millie & Mox is the beautiful treehouse that is inside the store. Kids are welcome to play in the treehouse while you shop, making the store a pleasant experience you and the kids. There is also a sitting room in the restroom if you are a nursing mother.

Millie & Mox has recently expanded and added their new Schoolhouse store where you can find supplies, lunch boxes, backpacks and other necessities next door to the boutique.

Sign up for their mailing list to receive updates on sales and events! They will be having an end of season sale at the end of August. Details coming soon!


childrensplaceThe Children’s Place
1201 Barbara Jordan Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723

9500 South IH-35
Austin, TX 78748

11200 Lakeline Mall Dr.
Cedar Park, TX 78613

19000 Limestone Commercial Dr.
Pflugerville, TX 78660

4401 North IH-35 – Round Rock Outlets
Round Rock, TX 78664

You can find some very cute stuff at The Children’s Place at a great price. Right now, they are selling T-shirts for $5 and up, jeggings for $15 and basic denim for $10 and up. They are running all sorts of promo right now, check out their site for more info!


handmH&M – The Domain
11410 Century Oaks Terrace
Austin,TX 78758

H&M has a surprisingly adorable and affordable kid’s clothing line. Located in the Domain, H&M is having some great Back to School sales right now like a 20 percent discount on a purchase of $50 or more, plus the great price of $9.95 for Kids T-Shirts and Pants.


Round Rock Premium Outlets
4401 North IH-35
Round Rock, TX 78664

Save 25-65 percent on exceptional brands for your family. Children’s stores in the outlet center include Carter’s, Crazy 8, J. Crew, Janie and Jack, NauticalKids, OshKosh B’gosh, Gymboree and more. See complete listing of stores here.


SparkleKids Upscale Resale
4800 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78756

This locally owned shop is a buy, sell, trade store carrying the best children’s clothing in sizes 0 – 10. You can trade or sell your gently used brand name clothing, or just shop around for excellent brands at a huge discount.



oncelogoOnce Upon a Child
7010 Hwy 71 W
Austin, TX 78735

13945 Hwy 183 North Suite D-130
Austin, TX 78717

Once Upon a Child sells gently used kids’ stuff – all season, every day! They pay on the spot for accepted items and no appointment is necessary. New inventory is added to the sales floor every day, so swing by often! You can find anything in size preemie to 14.


Consignment Sales

Consignment sales are a great way to make money and/or save a ton of money on all of your back to school needs.


Where do you like to shop for Back to School clothes? Leave us a comment 🙂

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