We’re still vacuuming sand out of the car from the last beach trip.  Kids are tow-headed from all the sunshine and punchy from ice cream and late night bedtimes (who can resist with all these fabulous outdoor movies and concerts?).  We’re not ready for it to end.  But there is one thing that gets us all feeling Fall – back to school shopping.  At any and every age there’s something reassuring about the yearly routine of discovering that new thing that makes toting goodies (be it diapers or homework) and snacks (be it goldfish or sushi rolls) easy and fun.  So we sought out the hippest houses of back to school paraphernalia for a stock up shopping day.  Have fun!

Grow Kid Grow: Rocker Recycling

This resale kids shop not only has inexpensive uniforms and unique vintage apparel for your sartorial selections, they have a fabulous range of new back to school goodies. So if you’ve got a kick the tires kiddo who likes to see what they’re getting, this is a great stop to road test the goods – from Blue Q recycled book & lunch bags, to Crocodile Creek snack and sandwich containers to Sugar Booger insulated lunch sacks and silverware sets to Itzy Ritzy reusable snack bags, you’ll discover something irresistible here each and every visit. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Ask! Everyone here is knowledgeable, friendly and really wants you to go home happy.

Grow Kid Grow, Sunset Blvd, Silverlake
Online: growkidgrow.com

Still standing?  Still shopping?  We’ve also combed the internet for the greatest goods for our ultimate Back to School Guide.

Where do you go for unique local shopping?  Let us know!

Photo credit: Meghan Rose, Monkey Pants, pickettfences.com, dabbawallabags.com, JapanLA via facebook, thewishingwellshop.blogspot.com, and poppystores.com