School time! Kids have outgrown last year's clothes and shoes, and of course, styles change. And in addition to paper and pencils, there's a lot they need: backpacks and hoodies, rulers and in some cases calculators, dictionaries and so on. Back to school shopping can add up! Where can you get some good deals for back to school shopping in Brooklyn?
Where to Go for Bargains on Back-to-School Shopping in Brooklyn
In late August and September you can find great deals on clothes, equipment, supplies and even such necessities as pencils, calculators and shoes, at various retailers in Brooklyn.
Find out where the back to school bargains are for the new school year!
Back to-School Bargains and Sales at national chains located in Brooklyn.
That said, don't overlook your local mom-and-pop stores. You can often find inexpensive gear at local enterprises in modest Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Flatbush, Sunset Park and Bensonhurst. Check out local Brooklyn shopping streets for bargains, too.
One of the most popular malls in Brooklyn, you can find shoes, clothes, underwear, and more at the Atlantic Terminal Mall. Find out how to get there, and where you can find parking.
Before you go, here are a few things you might want to know:
You can spend a whole day at Kings Plaza Mall, and then go to the movies! Kids may well find their newest favorite outfit at stores such as H&M (5100 Kings Plaza, 718- 252-5444) and a slew of other trendy stores.
If you've never had a chance to shop in Brooklyn outside a mall, check out these four quite different children's clothing stores. You can find classic wool suits for the young man, and fancy wool coats for the young lady. Get cheap basics — and make a hoodie that nobody else in school can match.
Mom and pop stores are wonderful, but sometimes you can get better bargains in big chains. Get an overview of shopping malls in Brooklyn. And, if you're looking for back-to-school sneakers, take a trip to Downtown Brooklyn's Fulton Mall, where you can find over a dozen shoe and sneaker stores.
If you have a car and want to hit a lot of different chain stores, check out the Gateway Center Mall off the Belt Parkway.
If you're traveling by public transportation, your best bet is the Atlantic Terminal Mall and neighboring Atlantic Center Mall (see above). Both are located at the Atlantic Avenue stop on the NYC subway system.
For everything from Macy's to the movies, head to Kings Plaza Mall.
If you're a discount shopper, you already know about Century 21. There's one in the Wall Street area, and one in Brooklyn, tucked away on 86th Street in Bay Ridge. Astute shoppers can find amazing discounts on everything from coats to shoes to designer workout gear, for the entire family. You can't buy online here, and the website doesn't do the actual store justice.
It's located at 472 86th Street. Telephone: (718) 748-3266.
Check out the popular backpacks and lunch kits with licensed characters such as Cars 2, Hello Kitty and Justin Bieber. You can also find locker organizers here for older kids.
There are three store locations in Brookyn:
- at Gateway Shopping Center (718) 277-3400
- in Bensonhurst at 8973-95 Bay Parkway (Babies "R" Us) (718)714-6400, and
- in Kings Plaza Mall at 2875 Flatbush Avenue, (718)252-8697.