Back-to-school shopping doesn’t always have to involve strapping the kids in the cart and pushing it through the aisles of Target hoping to get out with school supplies in hand (and kids in one piece). What if we told you there’s an easy way to find adorable clothes at great prices, and your little ones can actually play in the store while you shop? Talk about a back-to-school deal of the century! Click through the slideshow to see our picks for getting the little ones looking cool for school.

Tula Ru

Tula Ru's play space offers a fun and safe play area for kids while parents take advantage of the huge selection of newborn to early elementary age clothes and shoes. Be sure to pack socks, as kids are required to take off their shoes before entering the play area.

Located in Pacific Beach, Tula Ru's is a great store for those looking for unique, designer, and name brand back to school clothing at a discount price.  Shoppers can take advantage of the consignment store's in store credit by bringing in gently used clothing and baby supplies. Be sure to call ahead first to ensure there is a buyer on site at the time of your visit.

5005 Cass St.
San Diego, Ca 92109

Photo credit: Tula Ru's Facebook page

Where are your favorite spots for back to school shopping? Tell us where we should check out next!

— Bryn Wied