Although we are still pretending that summer has not reached its end, we are ready to check things off our back-to-school shopping list. Even if graduation is a distant memory, stocking up on everything from a new bag, accessories and pencils is still always fun, especially this time of year. Whether you’re shopping for someone who is actually heading back to school, or you are simply looking for something lovely to add to your shopping list, we’re here to help. Take note of our favorite back-to-school FINDS!

Corso optical glasses

Back-to-school shopping gives you an opportune time to invest in a new pair of glasses. The thin frames on these Corso optical glasses look very dainty — not bulky — on any face. We’d be happy to be called four-eyes while wearing a pair of glasses as cool as these! Grab a pair for $485 at Barton Perreira.

Corso optical glasses, $485 at Barton Perreira

Corso optical glasses, $485 at Barton Perreira

Travel beauty case 

Back to school means you are always on the go. Whether rushing from class to class or soccer game to PTA meeting, life gets a little more hectic come fall. Pack the essentials inside an adorable travel case, such as this one from The Cosmetic Market for $38-$40. Fill it up with a Therapy Systems brush set ($65), Smashbox travel-size makeup ($29) and lip gloss ($26). You will never be unprepared for a photo opp, presentation or board meeting again!

Travel beauty case, $38-$40 at The Cosmetic Market

Travel beauty cases, $38-$40 at The Cosmetic Market

Button down

Go back to school in style with this Eton’s men’s dress shirt from Oak Hall. With attractive brown coloring, the shirt will update any look. Even better? It’s machine-washable, which means you can save a trip to the dry cleaners. Shop this shirt for $285 at Oak Hall.

Eton's shirt, $285 at Oak Hall

Eton’s shirt, $285 at Oak Hall

Welcome Y’all print 

Give those going away to school something to hang on their walls! Made by Anderson Design Studio, this peachy print will remind them of their Southern roots! This is only one of 20+ prints you can find in the SB Shop.

Anderson Design Print, $19.99 in the SB Shop


Judith Bright is our go-to place for gifts. With a wide selection of affordable pieces, she never lets us down! This year, two different pieces caught our eye for back to school. The sorority charm ($58) is an ideal gift for a gal going away to school. They are dainty enough to be layered, but pack enough sorority support to stand on their own. You can always add gemstones to the necklace to match sorority colors, too. If you are looking for a gift for a gal still in high school, opt for a necklace in Hillsboro High School or Brentwood High School colors ($43 each).

Sorority charms, $58 at Judith Bright

Sorority charms, $58 at Judith Bright

Gem necklaces, $43 each at Judith Bright

Gem necklaces, $43 each at Judith Bright


What is back to school without a new backpack? The Cordora backpack comes in black and chestnut vegetable tanned leather. Handmade, the backpacks features a large main compartment with a laptop pocket. Soft, yet sturdy, these bags are the perfect carry-alls. Choose your color at Nisolo and walk away with a new bag for $268.

Backpacks, $268 at Nisolo

Backpacks, $268 at Nisolo

Journals and decomposition notebooks

Upgrade your school supplies at Hester & Cook. It only makes sense to fill your new backpack with journals ($22 each), erasers (85 cents each) and pencils ($1.75 each). The journals showcase cute designs featuring local artists and are perfect for note taking and journaling.

Journals, $22 each at Hester & Cook

Journals ($22 each), erasers (85 cents each) and pencils ($1.75 each) at Hester & Cook

Lunch bags

The ideal lunch bag keeps food insulated while adding some flare, so we love these bold printed options from Sew What?. Send your little one off in style and rest assured that their food will stay just the right temperature all day long. Pick one up for just $22.

Lunch boces, $22 each at Sew What

Lunch bags, $22 each at Sew What?

Dolly cookie

Sneak something special into your kiddo’s lunch box this year. Come lunch time, they will be thrilled to find a red velvet cookie with cereal milk buttercream and fruit pebbles. This is only one of HiFi’s six flavors you can choose from to create a custom dozen box for $26. Place your order via the SB Shop.

Yummy HiFi Cookies in the SB Shop!

HiFi cookies, $26 for custom dozen box in SB Shop

Happy shopping!


Find more local shops to scour for late summer pieces online in the SB Guide or on your phone in the SB App!