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!

Pickett Fences: Crayons to Cosabella

It’s like Shopaholic girl opened an adorable general store with everything you need, plus things you didn’t know you were looking for. Start with bags and water bottles (only the cutest ) then maybe branch to cool crayons, great books for kids you’ve yet to discover, and then end with a few bits of dainty Cosabella for you. You’ve earned it. Just like you’ve earned the coffee down the street at GGET, and the kiddos, now ready for school, deserve that giant cupcake at Crumbs. Everyone’s happy.

Pickett Fences, Larchmont Blvd. (Mid City)
Online: pickettfences.com/LA/Inside_Pickett_Fences.html

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