Back to School
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- Dorm Room Essentials
Kids' Styles from $10
Smart deals on school outfits (even for picture day).
Kids' Shoes from $25
Active for Kids ft. Nike, adidas & Champion
Backpacks Up to 50% Off
Young Adult Styles from $15
Denim Up to 55% Off ft. Levi's®
Styles, fits and washes that make the grade (in every grade).
Active Up to 60% Off ft. adidas & Champion
Sporty, stylish, comfortable—it's multiple choice.
Shoes Up to 55% Off ft. adidas & Converse
For going to class, hanging at the dorm and everywhere in between.
Back-to-School Shopping Ideas & FAQs
When do back-to-school sales start?
It might seem early, but sales typically start the beginning of July to accommodate back-to-school shopping for everyone. For elementary school, middle school, high school and college, back-to-school season spans from August to September. You can find amazing back-to-school deals at Nordstrom Rack in stores and online, with markdowns on denim, sneakers, backpacks, tees and other clothes deals. You don’t have to wait for a fall sale!
What should be on my child’s back-to-school shopping list?
Nordstrom Rack is known for carrying the latest trends and best brands, but we offer more than clothing. Whether it’s your child’s first day of school or last year in college, use this list as a simple back-to-school guide for shopping with us in stores or online:
Some of these items can also be given as back-to-school gifts for kids, like nieces or nephews, or even family members who are teachers.
What back-to-school outfits should I shop for?
You can probably name our best-selling styles for back to school: jeans, jackets and tops. If you need some inspo, back-to-school outfits for girls include on-trend blouses, dresses and leggings, which can be styled for fall with sweaters and boots. For boys, the latest graphic tees, sweatshirts and sneakers can easily update his back-to-school outfits. Don’t forget to refer to the school dress code!
How about college outfits? What are must-haves?
Along with essentials like jeans and tops that can be easily styled for fall, stylish outfits for the dorm are perfect for college students living on campus. Comfy pajamas and loungewear for nights and weekends along with activewear for working out or running errands. Plus, a new dressy outfit or two for special occasions and interviews for jobs or internships.
What should I look for in a backpack for school?
Whether it’s a backpack for girls or guys, we have plenty of functional and cool backpacks to choose from. For a tech-friendly one, choose a laptop backpack that’ll protect your child’s devices on the go. We also have adidas backpacks and more casual options that come in a ton of colors and patterns.
Which shoes should I buy for back to school?
Our most popular back-to-school shoes are sneakers and boots for fall, like classic white sneakers and waterproof boots. Plus, you can’t go wrong with brands like Nike and adidas. Just keep the school dress code in mind with choosing shoes.
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