It feels like summer (and our Disney Springs Grand Opening Summer Celebration!) just started, so it’s hard for me to believe that a new school season is already upon us. Cue back-to-school shopping: that time-honored tradition of picking out a new outfit for the first day, plus a few sturdy basics to get through the fall. This year, I can’t think of a better place to shop than Disney Springs!

With new retailers galore, here are a few that top my “must-shop” list for the new school year:

Back-to-school shopping at Disney Springs
UNIQLO: This Japanese retailer gets back-to-basics with affordable, super-stylish clothes that won’t break the bank. The fashion-forward brand is my new favorite spot for staples like t-shirts, denim, shorts and dresses, and many of the things I love come in sizes perfect for your mini-me. (If I’m being honest, I’m slightly envious of their assortment for the grade school set; they’ve got some seriously cute options that aren’t available in adult sizes!)

Back-to-school shopping at Disney Springs
ZARA: If you’ve never ventured to the second floor of this always-on-trend brand, you may not realize that they carry clothes for kids. They do, and they’re just as runway-worthy as what you’d buy for yourself. If your daughter fancies herself a fashionista or your son is always up on the latest looks, you’ve got to check this place out.

Back-to-school shopping at Disney Springs
francesca’s: Accessories are my thing, and some of my favorite finds come from this boutique shop that offers something for everyone. Need small studs for your small fry? They’ve got ‘em, along with necklaces, rings and plenty of fun trinkets to complete her look.

Back-to-school shopping at Disney Springs
Kipling: While they may be known for their bags, their backpacks deserve a look, too! Through the end of August, 2016, students and teachers save 10% off their total purchase at the Disney Springs location; valid ID required.

Back-to-school shopping at Disney Springs
LittleMissMatched: This quirky, colorful location offers up so much more than simply socks. With a full array of head-to-toe fashions, plus add-ons like shoes, headwear and undergarments, this is a fun stop for little ladies who aren’t afraid to let their big personalities shine though.

Back-to-school shopping at Disney Springs
World of Disney: Of course the world’s largest Disney merchandise shop makes the list – not only do they carry clothes featuring many beloved and brand-new Disney characters, but they also offer classroom essentials with a fun twist: notebooks, pens, pencils and more with an extra touch of pixie dust.

Have you shopped at Disney Springs this summer? If so, let me know if I missed any back-to-school shopping hot spots in the comments below.

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