Saying good-bye to the laissez-faire days of summer is never easy, but there are plenty of awesome things that come along with the start of a new school year. Your kids get to meet new friends, embark on a fresh start and indulge in the oh-so-awesome ritual of back-to-school shopping. This year, instead of fighting the crowds at major chain stores, earn extra marks by shopping local. We’ve rounded up six of our favorite San Diego shops to score everything your little one needs to head back-to-school in style.

So Chidish

We love this South Park boutique for it's perfectly curated selection of kids gear. Whether your little one's style is punk or princess, cool or classic, So Childish has what you need to get ready for the school days ahead. The shop also has awesome events throughout the year so be sure to check out their online calendar.

Grape Street Square
1947 30th St.
San Diego, Ca 92102

Where do you love to get your back to school clothes and supplies? Are there any favorite store we missed? Leave us a comment below!

— Aimee Della Bitta